IT Compliance Solutions for The Global Business Environment
Though technology has made astounding differences in the ways businesses interact instantly and has
changed the rules of the business game for the big as well as small players, it has created a vast crater
through which critical business information and sensitive personal information, disappear much to
the discomfiture of organizations, in the form of organized or unintentional data breaches and
exposures. While social networking today has become a platform for marketing and reaching out to
end users, they leave behind a potential for exploits.
McAfee's Unsecured Economies Report showcases an annual loss of more than $1 trillion in
intellectual property for the business houses due to data thefts of trade secrets and cyber crimes.
Further reports from Clearinghouse records the exposure of more than 158 million U.S residents’
privacy information due to security breaches in a period less than 7 years. Organizations don’t monitor
security due to the lack of automated solutions, poor risk management methodologies and inadequate
solutions. To overcome such threats the need is to have a unified security monitoring solution.
Today a number of automated and on-demand integrated IT security and compliance management
solutions facilitate organizations to ensure end-to-end integration with IT compliance and risk
management. Technology innovations today enable a cloud based delivery model that can be deployed
on premises or as Software-as-a-service model.
The IT compliance solutions having been built on a framework approach for various mandates of
compliance, such as PCI DSS, ISO, HIPAA, HITECH, FISMA, SOX, COBiT, or any other country
specific compliance requirements. Such solutions provide for automation of security and threat
monitoring, regulatory or standards compliance, audit, and risk management needs of the
organization. Armed with an integrated and comprehensive dashboards, the solution provides the
required support for secure IT operations and compliance management. The flexibility of such
solutions facilitate easy adoption to any new governance requirements. Besides lowering the cost of
ownership, it helps organizations map policies and processes as per technical controls, evaluates IT
risks and combat cyber threats.
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