External data integration lets you seamlessly assimilate data from an external application to Control Compliance Suite (CCS). The external data is represented as a data schema in CCS. You can use this data schema for the following purposes:
Assess the Policy Compliance:
You can use the imported data to correlate with the CCS assets. You can then gauge the compliance over the assets based on policies, mandates, and regulations.
You can view external data in the CCS dashboards in the following ways:
You can import external data and view the data using CCS dashboards without correlating the external data to CCS assets.
You can import external data and view the data using CCS dashboards in correlation with the CCS assets. By means of correlation, you basically establish an association between the imported data schema and the existing CCS assets. CCS provides you with the capability to define new schema, which you can map to a CCS schema by matching attributes.
Before you import data, you must identify the data that you want to import into CCS. This data is represented in CCS as a data schema. You may use an existing schema to import data, or create a new data schema for first-time import. This data schema may then be used for any of the purposes that are mentioned above.
CCS represents imported data in terms of the following three attributes of the data schema:
Table: Attributes of the data schema
A managed object in the system that has value, has an owner, has controlled access, and can have authority. The authority occurs when the asset is a person or a query engine.
A statement that tests a condition for an asset, such as a test if passwords have a certain length.
A status is the outcome or the resultant value of an assessment.
The data schema is comprised of Asset , Asessment and Status, or Asset and Status.