Compliance is a Requirement for Doing Business
Industries like healthcare and financial services have been required to meet regulations for data protection for a long time. These days, however, you don’t have to be in a regulated industry to prove that you’re protecting the data you gather and store. Accountability for security is being pushed down supply chains and increasingly required by cyber insurers.
What Does the Compliance Process Involve?
Cybersecurity compliance is the safeguarding of data so that only the people who need it have access to it. Attaining compliance is a matter of understanding how regulated data flows in and out of your organization and interpreting regulations into security controls that can be maintained over time. The process of becoming compliant will be unique to each organization but will typically include the following:
- Risk Assessment
- Documentation of Policies and Procedures
- Technical Controls for Account and Data Access
- Security Awareness Training
- Incident Response Plan
- Security Audits
Frameworks We Work With
Attaining and maintaining regulatory compliance for data security usually includes adherence to at least one security framework. It’s not uncommon for a company to have one framework to follow for one customer or vendor and a different framework for another. While following a framework does not in and of itself constitute compliance, it’s vital to work with a security company that has experience across multiple frameworks and knows how to simplify compliance measures.
How to get started with Bellwether Security Compliance Services
Conduct a gap analysis to evaluate your current state of security.
Review the report and recommendations that come out of the gap analysis.
Create a plan that will bring your organization up to framework standards.
Implement the plan to attain compliance.
Manage the security process on an ongoing basis to maintain compliance.