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CCM Examples and Case Uses

How our Continuous Controls Monitoring Platform addresses your organisation’s cyber security and digital risk challenges

CCM Examples and Use Cases

How our Continuous Controls Monitoring Platform addresses your organisation’s cyber security and digital risk challenges

CCM Examples and Case Uses

How our Continuous Controls Monitoring Platform addresses your organisation’s cyber security and digital risk challenges

As awareness increases, organisations need to understand how their operational resilience is transformed by the value that CCM brings.

The use cases for continuous controls monitoring can come from two directions; either a role or a technology focus.

As Quod Orbis CCM can connect and extract out metrics from ANY technology (where ever it exists) this means the technology focus of use cases is somewhat diminished as we can cover every one of them.

So we have focused on your role within an organisation and how CCM can be that single source of truth. 

The Key benefits of CCM

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Evidenced Based Holistic View

A single source of truth of all your technology, all controls, all metrics

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Enhanced Cyber Resilience

Including continuous compliance, quantitative cyber risk management and increased operational efficiency

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Automated Auditing

Enable audit to remove manual processes and increase assurance significantly

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For as long as Cyber has existed teams have had to deal with an increasing number of tools to protect an organisations people and data. With CCM cyber teams benefit from a single source of truth eliminating many manuals process that suck up your time but offer little to move you forward with your Cyber strategy.

QO CCM will connect to every data source you have invested in and extract out specific metrics to help you attest how effective your controls are and how each technology is working both independently and in conjunction with each other to increase cyber resilience.

For the first time you can have a tool that automatically connects all your tech into a single platform for the ultimate visibility into your cyber resilience. Plus did we mention we manage this process for you saving you time and effort while allowing you to focus on the issues and not just manage the cyber infrastructure.

  • Any data source (technology), any framework, any control: multiple data sources are aggregated and correlated to provide a holistic picture – completely technology and environment agnostic.
  • Security solutions, assets, identities and controls: reporting from multiple tools is eliminated and replaced by clear, actionable intelligence designed to your visual preference.
  • Quantified and evidence based output: accurate, real time, impartial information from a single source of truth
  • Totally objective status output: independent of any department’s interpretation of data, or judgements.
  • Instant insights into coverage issues: such as key controls missing from critical assets
  • Critical information delivered in real time: no need to rely on, or wait for, different operational and IT teams to report.
  • Early warning of potential security risks as incidents occur or controls degrade.
  • Automating ticket raising in ITSM tools when thresholds hit or controls fail and ability to track the resolution in the platform. Enabling automation from data gathering through to incident management.

The Quod Orbis CCM platform enables Cyber Risk quantification by extracting required data direct from each technology and using 100% of the data and in real time. Moving away from static, sample data sets to base important decision on. We enable you to have 100% assurance over the data you are attesting. We can also (if you like) automate into wider GRC platforms to enable wider business risk reporting.

  • An automated, real-time view of risk, governance and compliance: coverage of all your assets, instead of a point in time view of risk.
  • Quantitative and objective reporting: based on data with the associated evidence attached to underpin the reasoning and in near real time.
  • Alignment of risks to actual control efficacy: eliminate interpretation and judgement regarding a controls status and effectiveness
  • Through eradicating false, outdated, or misconstrued information regarding risk, governance, and compliance, the risk team can focus on critical priorities
  • Truly effective organisational GRC: By connecting direct to eGRC tooling we can ingest and output to enable Cyber risk to be managed in a way that compliments organisational risk processes.
  • Flexibility to support any approach or framework: in any respect of risk modelling and reporting
  • Continuous support from experts: focus on the information from the platform without distraction of managing the information flow

Compliance is an increasingly complex process, more regulations, more controls, more technology and more teams required to gather the data. Which is often out of date as soon as you process it. With CCM we fully automate these manual processes. We gather the data direct from each technology, correlate the metrics and align to the controls and run the attestations as frequently as you like. Moving to a continuous compliance state and increasing your assurance in the results. Plus all the associated evidence is stored with the regulation in the platform so you can manage output and not the process.

With Quod Orbis Continuous Controls Monitoring, your GRC/IRM programmes really come to life, as automated, continuous compliance replaces manual attestations for huge time and cost savings and optimal speed and accuracy. The many compliance-related benefits include:

  • Automated, continuous, real-time compliance: replacing manual attestations and delivering significant time and cost savings as well as total accuracy.
  • Interact with any regulation, any framework, any standard: including any bespoke internal standards
  • Security compliance automation, continually updated: with the latest legislation and framework revisions, providing simple compliance re baselining.
  • Automated real-time compliance: replacing manual, point-in-time compliance for continual tracking
  • Single source of truth with evidence: no more pre-audit scramble
  • Dramatically reduced duplicated effort, time and cost across the multiple audits: Internal & external audits, ISO 27001, Sarbanes- Oxley, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council’s PCI Data Security Standard
  • Effective, low cost-efficient Governance, risk and compliance programmes, and integrated Risk Management programmes.

Audit professionals can benefit immensely from the visibility that continuous controls monitoring provides audit teams. Audit processes are smoother, quicker and ultimately accurate rather than point-in-time, and immediately out of date information:

  • Assured ongoing effectiveness of all security controls: through ongoing 24/7 monitoring, assessment and analysis
  • Ongoing reporting: on the security posture of information systems
  • Maintained predetermined levels of acceptability: ensure that your organisation risk is where is should be.
  • Ready Reporting: of both the effectiveness over time of the organisation’s security controls, and any changes to those controls that might have occurred.
  • Board-level reporting: of cyber security status information.

Regardless of your responsibilities and objectives continuous controls monitoring (CCM) supports your entire operational resilience and provides key benefits.


For teams such as Cyber Assurance and Cyber Oversight, and for those involved in governance and board reporting, our Continuous Controls Monitoring platform provides the confidence that data is current, accurate and that controls are working effectively. Tailored to your business, you benefit from critical assurances, such as:
  • Fact- and evidence-based system with unified output – accurate, real-time information from a single source of truth
  • Agnostic output, wholly independent of, any department’s interpretation of data
  • Critical information in real-time – you no longer have to rely on, or wait for, different operational and IT teams to report
  • See and know the true status of all your security solution and data, eliminating a false sense of security that can often arise from multiple tools.
  • Compliance monitoring and continuous assurance to demonstrate that due care has been taken – helping to mitigate potential fines in the event of an incident
  • Coverage of other areas of exposure beyond risk and compliance controls, such as Key Performance Indicators/Key Risk Indicators.



From operational to board level, our Continuous Control Monitoring platform provides complete, continuous and consistent visibility of your controls and metrics via role-specific dashboards. This real-time visibility ensures:
  • A single source of truth, in a single pane of glass, 24/7
  • Aggregation and correlation of multiple data sources/investments provides a complete, holistic picture that is technology/data-source agnostic
  • Impartial, independent view
  • Discovery of any coverage issues, such as key controls missing from critical assets
  • Early warning of any potential issues so they can be remedied before they impact your business
  • Actionable insights provide evidence that underpins a control and what needs remediation
  • The ability to highlight exposure and steer investment decisions based on factual

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Genuinely expert in technology, Eamon has enjoyed long-term working relationships with many of the world’s top companies and organisations in finance, banking, government, manufacturing, engineering, technology and the charities sector.

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Peter has the ability to do what many fail to and that is to consistently bring together highly professional teams and build a business environment that is supportive, agile, professional and where everyone enjoys coming into the office.

Bringing a unique blend of business acumen and technical knowledge to the role of non-exec director, Peter has already demonstrated his ability to bring an exceptional flair for dealing with complex situations with a clear, considered approach.

Personally, Peter brings humility and a strong moral compass to the team. His disarming and self-deprecating approach wins everyone over.

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Anwen has worked in B2B and B2C marketing for over 20 years. From transforming end-to-end customer journeys in retail with strategic customer-centric plans to target driven focused strategies for B2B sales. With extensive experience in digital marketing including SEO, as well as Brand development, she loves to develop a cohesive approach to brand image and communications to drive and develop the business proposition and perception.

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Alice has worked in the IT industry for 20 years. Starting in Procurement, she moved into Software Asset Management before transitioning into Customer Success Management. Working across a variety of roles for different industries as both a customer and a service provider has given her a great understanding of what makes a great service. She has always been passionate about building and maintaining great customer relationships and helping her customers achieve their goals.

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Owain has spent nearly a decade building software solutions and products within the cyber security sphere for the likes of government entities, large telecommunication companies, banks and card transaction companies.

This level of experience allows him to swiftly identify business and security processes that can be streamlined with automation, increase the efficiency of existing processes, as well as generate insightful data visualisations and models for members of an organisation at each different level.

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Ami is a finance sector career professional, with many years’ experience working in financial services, both in London and throughout the UK. In addition to financial control, she looks after HR and legal for the company.

Being a mother of two also equips her with the basic skills required to manage a senior team of management and technology consultants.

Ami’s sense of balance and perspective is an essential ingredient of the Quod Orbis culture.

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Alastair has spent the last 20 years working in Cyber Security and Risk Management. He is a passionate believer that security solutions should enable a business to take advantage of all the benefits of the digital world, while not putting the organisation’s data or productivity at risk.

Alastair has developed high-performing teams in some of the industry’s most competitive markets and launched new innovative technologies to market.

Being a rugby coach, and also having four sons at home, means he has lots of experience in keeping a passionate team in order but always has time for some fun!

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Gary has 15 years’ experience in senior technology roles, and has already been closely involved in starting and taking two technology companies to market.

Totally comfortable with a fast-moving, state-of-the-art technical landscape, he helps his clients maintain and improve security and compliance.

He has a reputation for delivering pragmatic and easy to maintain solutions – business owners and managers enjoy knowing that the security and compliance is well managed and automated, properly instrumented and reported at a competitive cost point.

Honest, open, unflappable and very social, Gary is trusted by many household-name organisations to protect their, and their client’s data.

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Martin is an experienced technology and organisational transformation specialist and an excellent, proven leader and communicator in mission-critical operations, particularly in security technology.

Over the past 20 years, multi-billion pound commercial organisations, including global banks, utilities and major investment funds have trusted Martin to transform their operations to meet financial, operational and compliance targets.

Martin optimises operations, managing and transforming operational teams of between 50 and 500 people, to deliver the highest levels of audit compliance, risk management and financial efficiency.

Often working with other major consultancies and suppliers for new global corporate owners or management teams, Martin will help integrate and streamline operations on a global basis.

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