Importance of it security and compliance

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IT security compliance is not just about security managers and CIOs deploying firewalls or anti-malware systems to protect their systems and information! It has to do with these and also managing the regulatory compliance requirements that governs IT security today.

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Importance of it security and compliance

  1. 1. Importance of IT security and complianceIT security compliance is not just about security managers and CIOs deploying firewallsor anti-malware systems to protect their systems and information! It has to do withthese and also managing the regulatory compliance requirements that governs IT securitytoday. From the HIPAA act (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) toGLBA (Gramm-Leach Bliley Act) to Sarbanes-Oxley, IT security compliance has certainlybecome more complicated and enterprises are often left wondering on how to managecomplete compliance yet also remain cost-effective.As per a Forrester research study conducted last year, “compliance” of all types hasbecome the primary driver of data security programs.” Almost 90% of enterprisessurveyed by Forrester researchers agreed that “compliance with PCI-DSS, data privacylaws, data breach regulations, and existing data security policies is the primary driverof their data security programs.”With billions being spent on governance, risk andcompliance (GRC), this is an area that any enterprise can ill-afford to ignore. Enterprisesare often on the lookout for a solution that can effectively provide an optimized securitymanagement infrastructure that will also be fully compliant as required.An integrated and holistic IT compliance and security solution that can help enhancecompliance processes and practices is the best option for any IT enterprise wanting tostay compliant. Such a solution would necessarily be required to be economical, withbest controls and augmented web-based applications to safeguard systems, data andprocesses efficiently. Areas such as access management, risk monitoring and audits areelements that such a solution should necessarily provide for. With the right kind ofGRC solution backing up IT security policies, enterprises can easily identity softwaresecurity susceptibilities and can address compliance issues relating to regulations andstandards effectively. Such a solution can protect an enterprise’s precious corporateassets, intellectual property and can assist in ensuring complete defense against external
  2. 2. or internal threats. Additionally such a solution can work wonders to prevent any kind ofdata loss.Most enterprises would want to ensure that their IT security and compliance issuesare sorted in such a manner that there is no adverse impact on productivity and withsignificant savings along with enhanced security and flexibility. Having in place the rightIT security compliance solution in place can be the first step for an enterprise, in bringingabout complete compliance and also tightening the defense around its critical IT assetsand remaining compliant as per all the IT security regulations.Know more about - compliance management software and threat management solutions

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