Glossary of Terms for the Policy Management Module
This glossary contains terms that will help you use the Policy Management module of your KCM GRC platform. For general information about the Policy Management module, see our Policy Management Module Guide.
A campaign is a feature in your platform that you can use to assign policies to your users. You can select the policies and user groups that are included in a campaign. You can also set up notifications to prompt your users to acknowledge the campaign policies. Then, you can monitor the progress of each campaign from the View Campaign page.
For more information about creating and managing campaigns in the Policy Management module, see our How to Create and Manage Policy Campaigns article.
Campaign notifications notify users or the campaign owner as the campaign progresses. When you create or update a campaign, you can select the types of notifications that a campaign sends.
The types of campaign notifications are listed below.
- On Campaign Start (User)
- Before Acknowledgement Due (User)
- On Campaign Start (Campaign Owner)
- Before Campaign End (Campaign Owner)
- On Campaign Completion (Campaign Owner)
A campaign owner is the user who creates the campaign. Depending on the notification types that the campaign owner selects for a campaign, they can receive notifications when the campaign starts, completes, and ends.
A policy is an agreement, such as a document or standard, that users in your organization must follow. In your platform, you can upload or add a link to a policy that you will use for a campaign.
Policy Management Groups
Policy Management Groups are groups that you create and assign Policy Management Users to. You can create Policy Management Groups from the Policy Management Users & Groups page. Before you can send policies to Policy Management Users, you must assign them to a Policy Management Group.
For more information about Policy Management Groups, see our How to Add Users and Groups to the Policy Management Module article.
Policy Management Reports
Policy Management Reports show the progress of each campaign in your platform. The reports are automatically created when a user creates a campaign. You can view Policy Management Reports from the Reports tab of the navigation panel.
Policy Management Users
Policy Management Users are users that you create in the Policy Management module of your platform. When you create Policy Management Users, they are not assigned licenses to KCM GRC because they are not KCM GRC users. You can add Policy Management Users to Policy Management Groups, and you can assign Policy Management Groups to policy campaigns. Then, Policy Management Users can view and acknowledge policies.
For more information about Policy Management Users, see our How to Add Users and Groups to the Policy Management Module article.
A policy template is a policy that you can download and customize from your platform. Then, you can add the customized policy to a campaign. Each policy template incorporates controls from the National Institute of Security and Technology.
KCM GRC policy templates cover security and privacy topics. See the list below for examples of the policy templates that KCM GRC offers.
- Media Protection Policy
- Mobile Device Policy
- Risk Assessment and Management Policy
For more information about policy templates, see our Policy Templates article.