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TraceSecurity Announces Integration Partnership with Information Shield

Relationship Delivers Seamless Integration between TraceCSO and the Common Policy Library (CPL)

Baton Rouge, La. – September 30, 2014 -- TraceSecurity, a pioneer in cloud-based information security and compliance management solutions, and Information Shield, the leading provider of products and services to build, update and maintain information security policies, today announced an integration partnership that allows TraceCSO customers to access the Information Shield Common Policy Library (CPL), a comprehensive library of 40+ sample security policy documents that cover over 200 security topics. The CPL enables organizations to quickly develop security policies to address major frameworks including ISO 27002, PCI-DSS, GLBA, NIST and HIPAA.

The Information Shield CPL translates high-level regulatory objectives and vague information security requirements into specific policies and auditable actions that can be managed directly within TraceCSO. TraceCSO users can leverage the CPL to quickly build a library of best practice information security policies, customize them to their organization’s unique needs, and eliminate the research time that is typically required when writing policies from scratch. The CPL also provides security policy support for key areas of TraceCSO including risk, audit, compliance, incident response, vulnerability, training, and vendor management.

“To maintain compliance, information security policies must be updated to reflect the latest threats, technologies and regulatory changes,” said David Lineman, president of Information Shield. “This integration enhances TraceCSO’s policy management offering by providing customers instant access to a library of best-practices that have proven effective in over 11,000 organizations. Our CPL provides a level of detail that no other solution offers, translating regulatory requirements into meaningful and actionable policies that are built on information security best practices.”

TraceCSO’s integration with the Information Shield CPL and the Unified Compliance Framework (UCF), a global database of controls and regulations, allows customers to map their policies to key information security regulations and frameworks and comply with all of their regulatory requirements, simultaneously. Customers leverage the TraceCSO platform to manage their end-to-end information security and compliance programs. Because TraceCSO is a single, unified platform, all policy management activities are automatically integrated with risk management and security, IT, governance, audit and compliance operations.

“Seamless integration of the CPL into TraceCSO allows the TraceCSO customer base to expedite their policy development with access to a set of always-current best practice policies,” said Peter Stewart, president and CEO of TraceSecurity. “The Information Shield integration exemplifies the value TraceSecurity places on strategic partnerships. We want the best for our customers and strive to create partnerships that aim to deliver simplified IT governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions to the market.”

TraceCSO is a cloud-based software solution that allows organizations of any size, industry or security skill set to implement and manage a comprehensive information security and compliance program. TraceCSO identifies and prioritizes risk to an organization’s information – including network vulnerabilities – and identifies, implements and audits security controls. To help organizations stay current with the latest regulatory mandates specific to their industry, TraceCSO leverages a global database of hundreds of authorities and more than 75,000 regulations and citations.

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TraceSecurity, a leading pioneer in cloud-based security solutions, provides IT governance, risk and compliance (GRC) management solutions. The company's cloud-based products and services help organizations achieve, maintain and demonstrate security compliance while significantly improving their security posture. With more than 1,700 customers, TraceSecurity supports the security and risk management efforts of all types of organizations of any size, industry or security skill set. Founded in 2004, the company has executive offices in Silicon Valley and offices in Baton Rouge, La. For more information, call (225) 612-2121 or visit