What is cyber security compliance? How can business owners start to bridge the gap between compliance and security? Often in this constantly changing and evolving threat landscape, I’ve heard business owners say “We are compliant so we are secure.” This is a huge misconception. Compliance and security are not synonymous. Malicious actors do not care if you are compliant. They will find a way to take over you and your businesses compliance and steal your information regardless of how compliant you are. Real time identification of incidents is critical and the first step to being compliant.
What is Compliance?
What does compliance even mean? Compliance is adhering and conforming to official guidelines or requirements of the field your business is in. Some examples include GDPR, FISMA, HIPPA and PCI compliance to name a few. Each regulate a particular industry standard and guideline to follow as set fourth by government or private industry standards. It is essential to your business that you are and remain compliant. This is the very baseline of your security. This is the structure of security. However, compliance alone does not translate to you or your business being secure. Knowing what compliance is helps us to begin to close the gap between compliance and security.
What is Security?
Security is being free from threat or danger. It is critical that a business is able to prevent and mitigate threat and risk. A proactive approach to your security is crucial. A proactive approach is one way to begin to be cyber security compliant.
Where Does Compliance And Security Converge?
Compliance and security share one goal, to reduce and mitigate risk. While one do not equal the same, compliance and security both converge to share the same goal. Cyber security compliance is a critical component to a businesses cyber security awareness.
How To Bridge The Gap Between Security And Compliance?
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