Frequently Asked Questions

We will do our best to answer them!

What are the CIS Controls?

The CIS (Center for Internet Security) Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense (CIS Controls) are a recommended set of actions for cyber defense that provide specific and actionable ways to thwart the most pervasive attacks. The CIS Controls are a list of high-priority, highly effective defensive actions that provide a "must-do, do-first" starting point for every enterprise seeking to improve their cyber defense.

What are the benefits of CIS Controls?

Prioritization is a key benefit to the CIS Controls. They were designed to help organizations rapidly define the starting point for their defenses, direct their scarce resources on actions with immediate and high-value payoff, and then focus their attention and resources on additional risk issues that are unique to their business or mission. Within the SAM for Compliance systems that incorporate the CIS Controls we give you the ability to very quickly identify where your own systems may have weaknesses and then provide you with a means of managing improvement.

Can you give me a demonstration of the SAM for Compliance systems?

Yes, go to our Contact page, use the top button to select "Request an online demonstration" and we will get in touch to book a demonstration with you. Your session will be presented by one of our founder partners.

I really like the look of SAM for Compliance. How do I subscribe to the SAM for Compliance service?

Simple. Visit our Subscribe page, select the framework that you wish to use and hit the button. We process subscription payments via our payment gateway and will provide you with an invoice in the selected currency at the start of your subscription period.

Can I have access to the full system to check it out?

Yes. We can give you a trial account and this trial account login provides access to one or two selected frameworks. Visit the Contact page and use the top button to request a seven day trial account.

What does it cost?

SAM for Compliance is a cloud based service with an annual subscription charge for each system that you wish to use. Pricing is available on our subscription selector.

Can I use SAM for Compliance for other standards?

We have some ideas around financial reporting standards, aviation and UAV regulations, as well as health and safety. We'd love to hear of other ideas so please get in touch if you have anything that you would like to see the SAM for Compliance engine applied to.

We can also create a customised SAM system designed around your own internal Standard.  Contact us to discuss your requirements and pricing.

Where is SAM for Compliance hosted?

SAM for Compliance is an Azure Webapp with information stored in the US East data center.

If I already have SAM how do I get Help or System Support if I need it?

As an existing SAM customer you can access Help information from the Help icon within SAM but if you need additional support you may contact our support center at support@samcompliance.co.

What's with the cat?

The developers of the SAM for Compliance system have a small black cat who provided management and coding advice during the development process. We believe we have now removed any paw code from the system but, as she sat on the desk every day, we decided that she really ought to be the mascot of SAM for Compliance.

Is the cat's name really Sam?

No, it's Czarny (Charney), which is Polish for black.