A phrase commonly used in risk assessments — it is merely a snapshot of how your security program meets a specific set of security requirements at a given moment in time.
'Compliance does not equal security’
In today’s complex regulatory environment, organisations must:
Wrestle with the complexities, costs and overlaps of governance requirements
Comply with a wide range of information-related regulation, from the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) to GLBA and the Computer Misuse Act
Deal with an increasing exposure to rapidly mutating, sophisticated threats to their information and information assets
The challenge for many organisations is to establish a coordinated, integrated framework that draws on all three of these standards. ISO27001, the international standard for an information security management system (ISMS), sets out a best practice approach for Compliance and Best Practice.
Compliance Management Software
The number and variety of compliance obligations, coupled with the constantly changing regulatory landscape, can make compliance complicated. There is a lot of room for mistakes, therefore, Compliance Management Software can reduce these risks.
Features and Capabilities
IT Control Self-Assessments
Helps configure and execute control surveys, self-assessments, and certifications; facilitates accountability by enforcing the flow of information, and documenting attestations and representations at appropriate stages
IT Compliance and Control Assessments
Automates evaluations of general computer controls and application controls by importing or directly measuring IT asset level configuration settings; captures findings from vulnerability assessments, identity and access management, and SIEM processes