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Toronto, Aug 23 (Canadian-Media): ARMA International -- formerly the Association of Records Managers and Administrators -- is integrating the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles® into the Unified Compliance Framework (UCF®) to help information governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) professionals deliver end-to-end records management services in their organizations in the wake of explosion of data while protecting it from cyber-attacks, a news release reported earlier this week.
The Principles, developed by ARMA International, are reportedly the established best practices of information governance and are often cited in case law.
ARMA International, with its headquarters in Kansas, U.S. -- reportedly known worldwide for its standards and guidelines -- is a not-for-profit professional association for records and information managers and related industry practitioners and vendors and provides educational opportunities and educational publications covering the principles of records management. It also is .
Founded in 1955, the Association of Records Executives and Administrators (AREA) and the American Records Management Association (ARMA) reportedly merged in 1975 to form the present ARMA International.
With joint efforts of Jocelyn Gunter, CEO of ARMA International and Dorian Cougias, founder of Unified Compliance UCF® ARMA/Unified Compliance webinar “How to Use the UCF to Optimize the Records & Information Management/GRC Interface,” --highlighting the benefits of this key integration and discuss the addition of its principles of the best practices in information governance to the UCF® -- would be presented at 11 a.m. Eastern time on September 7 .
Gunter, who assumed the CEO role of ARMA in April of 2017, is educating records management stakeholders to the role RIM (Records and Information Management) can play in the Governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) environment a top priority.
“It can be difficult to illustrate the concept of this integration if an organization doesn’t recognize the importance of records management in daily operations,” said Gunter. “We want all stakeholders, including CSOs and CIOs, to understand that the information behind the records controlled by GRC is a critical resource to the organization.”
Cougias, realising the value of including the best practices of information management with the other documents of authority that GRC professionals must comply with said,
“A large percent of all GRC controls relate to establishing and maintaining control over some type of documentation or record. It’s impossible to reach security, privacy, and risk goals effectively without managing the records first.”
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)