As IT continues to permeate businesses and organizations of all sizes and functions, more and more security standards and regulations are being developed and publicized. These many standards help guide organizations in their development and implementation of IT security practices. However, the alphabet soup can be confusing, and organizations can become unsure of how to achieve compliance or when standards compliance is compulsory and when it is optional.
AppliedTrust can help navigate these waters. Compliance with some regulations, such as HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI, and FISMA, is mandated based on the nature of a business, while others, such as the International Standards ISO/IEC 27001:2013, are voluntary but convey an organization’s commitment to IT security. AppliedTrust has expertise in helping organizations identify applicable security standards and how to achieve compliance with them.
Through compliance engagements, AppliedTrust analyzes each of the controls delineated by the applicable standards, and determines the organization’s compliance status. Once this status is understood, AppliedTrust works with the organization to build a compliance plan that includes recommended actions as well as timelines and projected resources. Such a plan can serve as a foundational element for building out a complete IT strategy that will meet the organization’s needs in the years to come.