Information Security & Compliance
These two issues are essential for every business to address. In some ways they are complementary but in others, they exert competing pressures. The trick is to accommodate both. It’s impossible for any business to be unaware of the omnipresent risks posed by the actions of criminals and hackers or even the accidental missteps of an innocent employee. That’s why information security should be a constant concern in any organisation – commercial or otherwise. The IT security industry strives to keep pace with the malicious innovations of cyber-predators but cyber-crime is big business so its proponents will always try to stay one step ahead.
Vast amounts of research and development goes into cybersecurity vulnerability assessment measures which are intended to render systems unreachable. However, beating the criminals is like trying to hit a moving target. Every hacker’s success means new safeguards are needed. Your security arrangements cannot afford to stand still. You need to keep them under constant review to make sure you always have in place the latest and most effective protections. At Gradeon we keep at the head of the pack, with a constantly updated offer of powerful, reliable cybersecurity vulnerability assessment solutions.
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Compliance imposes a different burden on companies: the responsibility of guaranteeing that their IT security systems meet all the requirements laid down by third parties with the authority to police that obligation. Sometimes compliance codes will be enacted through legislation, making it a legal duty to conform with hefty penalties available for those who fall short. In other cases, codes will be devised by professional associations of which membership may be voluntary for individual businesses, although the decision not to subscribe may have a damaging reputational impact.
Where security protects the assets of a business, compliance ensures that in its handling of data and interactions with other organisations and individuals that business also adheres to rules formulated to protect every party. Obvious examples are the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) but there are many more. The stringency of compliance is not to be under-estimated. The digital security consultants at Gradeon can help you to understand your obligations and show you how to meet them and integrate them with your security regime.