IT Compliance Explained
The key consideration when understand the difference between compliance and security is the need to take into account the rigours and requirements of external bodies.
Compliance is about putting in place a framework such as ISO27001 to ensure that your organisation is meeting the regulatory requirements expected of it. There are several key aspects to compliance that any organisation handling data needs to meet
DPA – Data Protection
GDPR – Data Protection in particular of personal data
PCI DSS – Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (essential for those who take card payments)
If your organisation collates or uses any of this type of data you must be compliant with the requirements or run the risk of facing heavy fines.
What We Offer
Cirrus Technology Solutions have helped their customers by working with them to review and revise existing processes, improving security and helping to put a framework in place to enable them to continue meeting the requirements of these regulations.
Taking these steps helps our clients to avoid potential fines and improves their understanding and use of compliance.
If you store client data, take card payments or have other regulatory requirements to meet and would like to review your compliance strategy, our experts are on hand to assist.