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Meet Hailey Assist – 6clicks’ conversational AI assistant built for GRC

Louis Strauss |

April 2, 2024
Meet Hailey Assist – 6clicks’ conversational AI assistant built for GRC

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Meet Hailey Assist – 6clicks’ conversational AI assistant built for GRC


Artificial intelligence has come a long way in the world of cyber governance, risk, and compliance. From automating processes like compliance mapping and threat detection and prevention, to more strategic capabilities such as providing powerful analytics that drive better decisions, AI has changed how organizations achieve GRC resilience in the modern business landscape.

Now, with our relentless pursuit of pushing the limits of AI, we make history as we introduce the world’s first conversational AI assistant designed for cyber GRC: Hailey Assist (now available in Beta). The latest version of our AI engine, Hailey Assist, serves as a powerful, round-the-clock intelligent assistant that enables managers, executives, and other risk and compliance professionals and wider business users to quickly get the information they need. Explore the features of Hailey Assist and how it redefines organizations’ experience and expectations of modern GRC software.

Hailey AI: Origin and existing capabilities

As early as 2019, 6clicks was already leading the way in research and development aimed at resolving common challenges in GRC through AI solutions. Today, Hailey stands as the product of 6clicks’ innovation, harnessing the power of Natural Language Processing (NLP), machine learning, generative AI, and most recently, Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG) in streamlining risk and compliance management processes.

Even before its upgrade, Hailey possessed cutting-edge capabilities that enabled organizations to achieve improved oversight of their risk and compliance posture with just a click of a button. This included automated compliance mapping and policy gap analysis as well as audit and assessment cross-walking.

Further enhancing Hailey, 6clicks recently launched Hailey GPT which allowed users to ‘Ask Hailey’ to perform more intelligent tasks like responding to audits and assessments and creating control definitions and policy descriptions.

Hailey Assist: A new frontier in AI-powered GRC

With Hailey AI transforming traditionally manual and time-consuming procedures into easy, seamless tasks, 6clicks takes its AI initiatives a step further by empowering organizations with comprehensive support through Hailey Assist.

Hailey Assist is an all-in-one conversational AI assistant embedded within the 6clicks platform that users can access anytime, anywhere. It integrates generative AI, a foundational Large Language Model, and our Enterprise Action Model with your private data to securely and accurately answer inquiries, perform requests, and execute a variety of tasks ranging from creating assessments to obtaining insights into your overall cyber GRC program.

Here are some of the features of Hailey Assist and how it seamlessly weaves into the day-to-day lives of CISOs, InfoSec leaders, and GRC professionals and non-professionals:

Easy-to-use chat interface

Hailey Assist features a new chat-like interface where users can choose a recommended action or request, or type in a question or command. The 6clicks platform also debuts a freshly revamped dashboard with Hailey taking center stage.

Smart responses

With its advanced natural language processing capabilities, Hailey can understand prompts constructed using natural language and provide users with accurate, comprehensible responses. When responding to queries, Hailey utilizes Retrieval-Augmented Generation to process the user intent and fetch relevant data sources in real time so it can generate the correct information and produce contextually-aware answers.

For example, a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) can ask Hailey questions like “What are our high-priority open incidents?” or a third-party manager can enter a prompt such as “Show me all open assessments,” and Hailey will reference pertinent data to answer appropriately. With just a few clicks, CISOs and InfoSec professionals can stay on top of high-severity security incidents while risk managers can get an overview of ongoing risk management activities, allowing them to regularly examine security controls or risk mitigation strategies and maintain their effectiveness over time.

Assisted navigation

Hailey also facilitates easier navigation and can guide users to different parts of the 6clicks platform. This enables better connectivity between the platform’s modules and improved utilization of its features, therefore enhancing user experience. For example, a compliance manager or vendor manager enters the prompt “show me our most recently onboarded vendors.” Hailey will respond by displaying the most recently added vendors with links to each of their records in the Third-Party module. The vendor manager can then easily navigate to a third-party and see the relevant data, as well as hop back to Hailey to navigate to any other third-party.

Extensive content scope

The beta version of Hailey Assist can leverage your risk and compliance data as well as native 6clicks content such as Knowledge Base articles, frameworks, internal controls, and other turnkey content from the Content Library to supplement its responses. Soon, it will be able to harness external content to answer questions like “What new cyber vulnerabilities could present a risk to my organization?” and provide verified, up-to-date information through advanced data retrieval methods. This will enable organizations to stay informed about industry trends, regulatory developments, emerging risks, and best practices, ultimately leading to a more agile and adaptable GRC strategy.

Automated task actioning

Hailey Assist will be able to automate routine tasks and create assessments, risks, risk reviews, controls, assets, issues, incidents and more, eliminating manual data entry and increasing the efficiency of risk and compliance professionals. To ensure customer data security, Hailey follows strict protocols when accessing your company data in 6clicks and can access only the data that is available to a logged-in user.

Empowering the wider business

Hailey Assist won’t just be limited to the users of 6clicks. In fact, it will help foster a risk and compliance-aware culture. Hailey Assist will seamlessly link business users and non-GRC professionals to relevant policies, compliance insights, and training directly from their workspaces like Microsoft Teams, enhancing GRC program engagement. For instance, Hailey will be able to help employees who lack technical expertise navigate complex risk and compliance information. A non-technical user can ask Hailey, “What are the compliance requirements for customer data?” and Hailey will provide the organization’s internal privacy policy as well as supporting context.

On the other hand, executives will be able to use Hailey to conveniently acquire information such as “key findings from the latest external audit,” with Hailey delivering real-time insights in a clear and easily digestible format. This capability is particularly valuable for leadership teams who are typically focused on strategic planning rather than daily operational details, allowing them to gain an in-depth understanding of their organization’s GRC posture at a glance which can help facilitate effective decision-making.

Extend Ask Hailey to your needs

Hailey Assist can provide extremely relevant guidance, insights, and support for your team and wider business. Understanding that every company and GRC program is different, you will be able to create and define reusable prompt templates and related responses that leverage your 6clicks data and private company data sources.

For instance, you will be able to create a prompt and related response to link your business users to specific training courses on your LMS when they ask Hailey about phishing or your company’s cybersecurity policy. The power of Hailey Assist will be that it can also cleverly understand variations of that prompt while still responding with the relevant training courses.

Experience a true AI-powered GRC software

Leverage the 6clicks platform and have a dedicated conversational AI assistant at your command. Augment your risk and compliance activities and position your organization at the forefront of GRC resilience and AI innovation.


Louis Strauss

Written by Louis Strauss

Louis began his career in Berlin where he also founded Dobbel Berlin – Berlin’s curated search engine. Returning to Melbourne to join KPMG, Louis lead the development of software designed to distribute IP and create a platform for us by advisors and clients. While at KPMG, Louis also co-authored Chasing Digital: A Playbook for the New Economy. Louis is accomplished in stakeholder management, requirements gathering, product testing, refinement and project implementation. Louis also holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Masters of Information Systems from the University of Melbourne.