All businesses should follow best practices when it comes to data protection in order to keep sensitive information and assets secure. Maintaining IT systems according to applicable laws and regulations for your industry is an important part of your overall security protocol. QualityIP can help you create an IT compliance plan that measures up.
IT compliance ensures that your digital assets meet the security and privacy requirements of various third-party entities. Certain industries that deal with sensitive information, such as financial and healthcare industries, have a stricter set of rules bound by HIPAA, CMMC, ITAR, and more. This compliance is not negotiable, and failure to comply can carry troublesome consequences and penalties.
With IT compliance, you are ensuring that your information technology is complying with both internal and external rules, regulations and policies.
Compliance rules and protocols have been put in place by authorities (whether government, industry-based groups, or internal management) in order to ensure privacy, integrity, and security. Are you confident that your business is fully compliant with local, state, and federal regulations, including Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Dodd-Frank Act, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and others?
IT compliance is often overlooked, but if you fail to maintain this crucial aspect of your security, you could be putting your information, your customer’s data, and your business at risk.
Because so much information is captured, stored, managed, and distributed electronically, it’s especially important to be sure that those processes are carried out in a secure, risk-managed way.