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Industry challenges

The assets, related data and customers aerospace and defense organizations manage require the highest level of security, meaning there are specific standards and frameworks that these organizations must adhere to. These standards and frameworks are extensive, contain complex controls that require specialist personnel, processes and technology, take many months and sometimes years to comply with and vary from government to government and sometimes department to department. 

The Aerospace & Defense sector also grapples with exceptionally intricate risk management demands. Projects must be executed punctually, within budget, and precisely to the outlined specifications – no compromises. Concurrently, upholding an impeccable reputation for exceptional organizational performance has never been more critical, given the rise in recent competition from older and newer players.

Our solution

6clicks provides a scalable and comprehensive GRC platform for large and distributed organizations running multiple GRC programs across different departments, projects, services and jurisdictions, from enterprise risk management to companywide audit programs.

6clicks Hub & Spoke enables organizations to centrally enforce best practices at the Hub while allowing teams and departments to work autonomously in their own Spokes, ensuring sensitive data and information is only accessible to the right people. The level of autonomy of Spokes is flexible, which is essential depending on the type of work a team is undertaking, the jurisdiction they are working in and the compliance obligations they must adhere to. Regardless of Spoke autonomy, reporting can be rolled up and consolidated for a whole of company view.

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Better manage risk and compliance

Auditing across multiple teams

Static audit report and document generation

Managing multiple GRC programs and use cases

End-to-end enterprise risk management

Control, policy and compliance management

Operating in, or selling to, government and defense

Pain

Sending and responding to audits across teams using email and spreadsheets

Using email and spreadsheets for audit processes presents challenges such as version control issues, limited collaboration, data security concerns, the lack of audit trail, potential data entry errors, resource intensiveness, and overall inefficiency. 

Auditing across multiple teams

Solution

6clicks streamlines the audit processes across your teams, from planning to remediation. It offers a simple approach to sending and responding to assessments and audits, robust audit trails, benchmarking, status management, collaboration, and comprehensive reporting. The audit and assessment module is also tightly integrated with our risk and issues modules to streamline remediation, significantly reducing inefficiencies and pain points associated with spreadsheets, emails and highly repetitive manual processes.

Pain

Cut and pasting from spreadsheets to documents to create static reports

Manually copying data from various spreadsheets and word documents when running an audit or assessment to produce static reports is extremely time-consuming, error prone and inefficient. 

Static audit report and document generation

Solution

By utilizing 6clicks' report generator, you can automate the creation of audit and assessment reports, saving significant time and reducing manual effort. Define audit report templates, everything from layout to style, integrate data sources and automate data retrieval, streamlining the entire audit report creation process and ensuring best practice and repeatability every time.

Pain

Managing and reporting on distributed GRC programs and use cases across departments, teams and markets

Highly regulated and distributed organizations struggle to run distributed GRC programs and use cases across departments, teams and markets where separation and autonomy is paramount while maintaining a level of central control to ensure oversight, enforce best practice, coordinate and align content and drive aggregate reporting.

Managing multiple GRC programs and use cases

Solution

6clicks' unique Hub & Spoke architecture provides a centralized risk and compliance function that spans distributed GRC programs and use cases across departments, teams and markets. The Hub makes it possible to define risk and compliance best-practice and content centrally, which is 'pushed down' to spokes (GRC programs, departments, teams and markets) that utilize the full suite of 6clicks GRC modules for day-to-day activities. Consolidated reporting and analytics are rolled up at the Hub level, giving the organization comprehensive reporting and insights across all Spokes.

Pain

Managing the full lifecycle of risk at scale

Enterprise risk management is complex and extremely challenging when undertaken using spreadsheets. It involves collaborative risk identification, time-consuming assessments and control implementation, and manual, diverse reporting requirements. The process is further complicated by specified workflows and escalations that must be adhered to. Programs are inconsistent and fragmented without a unified system, especially in larger organizations, leading to inconsistent quality and effectiveness.

End-to-end enterprise risk management

Solution

6clicks revolutionizes enterprise risk management by offering a single integrated solution. It simplifies the process with features like turn-key risk libraries, custom assessment frameworks and workflows, driving consistency in risk programs across the organization. With integrated control and policy capability, it easily links controls directly to risks, enhancing control effectiveness and risk management. 6clicks also streamlines risk reporting and supports task assignment, tracking, and evidence collection on a single, integrated, secure platform.

Pain

Managing the full lifecycle of controls and policies and ensuring compliance at scale

Managing controls and policies is inefficient due to rapid regulatory changes, the labor-intensive process of developing and implementing high-quality controls, and the lack of a unified system. This disorganization results in redundant efforts, poor adherence, compliance gaps, and difficult audits, primarily when outdated controls go unchecked.

Control, policy and compliance management

Solution

6clicks streamlines control and policy management with an all-in-one solution. Its features include a Content Library for turn-key compliance obligations and controls, an AI-enhanced controls builder, and actionable control task creation and linkages. The system simplifies evidence gathering for control effectiveness, and auto-maps controls to compliance needs, leveraging our AI engine and eliminating manual mapping. Integrated audit modules and a Trust Portal make auditing, sharing with stakeholders and proving compliance easy.

Pain

Adhering to stringent and complex cyber and information security requirements for government and defense

Providing services and products to, and operating in, government and defense organizations and departments typically require adhering to arduous and highly technical, specially designed control frameworks. Usually, this means that any technology these organizations and departments use or interact with must also comply. Given these compliance programs are incredibly costly and time-consuming and require specialized knowledge and technology, finding technology vendors who sell directly to government and defense organizations and departments or technology vendors who sell to organizations selling into government and defense, who also meet these stringent requirements is extremely challenging, but in many cases necessary.

Solution

6clicks offers a number of dedicated and specially hosted instances of the platform for government and defense departments and organizations, as well as organizations selling into government and defense, called 6clicks for Government. These instances of 6clicks are designed and implemented to meet specific government requirements related to cyber and information security and are currently available in Australia and the US.

So why choose 6clicks?

Traditional GRC

6clicks

Deployment

Monolithic software

Everyone battles and creates a mess in the same system

Multi-tenanted

We pioneered connected, multi-team GRC; it’s called Hub & Spoke

Artificial intelligence

Superficial at best

Jumping on the bandwagon

First AI engine built for GRC

We started building in 2019 and continue to innovate

Content

No

Priced separately or BYO

All included

100’s of standards, laws and regulations, risk libraries, audit templates and more

Implementation & support

Time and rate billing

Pay per hour or day

Included and predictable

From implementation to support for your success, we’re there every step of the way

Advisor enabled

After thought

Like fitting a square peg into a round hole

The perfect fit

Embed your own IP, apply branding and scale with your clients

Pricing

Highly complex

Pay per module, user, vendor, etc.

Simple: unlimited everything

Just pay per spoke

Pricing

6clicks is built for aerospace and defense entities, uniquely aligning with their structural and operational needs while forgoing the complex pricing models of our peers. We take a unique pricing approach, focusing on the required number of teams—representing departments, jurisdictions, projects or services—rather than the number of users, modules or use cases. 

Our Enterprise license is ideal for aerospace and defense firms requiring multiple teams, leveraging our unique Hub & Spoke architecture. Each team operates their GRC activities from a dedicated Spoke, ensuring data and operational separation with unrestricted access to modules, users, content, and a powerful AI engine, all connected to a central Hub for centralized administration, content management, and aggregate reporting.

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