Across today’s corporate landscape, a significant number of companies remain concerned about their information technology (IT) systems’ fulfillment of compliance program requirements.
In fact, in a recent survey, a mere 32% of chief operating officers reported feeling confident or very confident in their IT systems, the Wall Street Journal reported on June 29.
These days, the biggest IT compliance mandates include PCI, HIPAA and FISMA. These mandates require businesses and companies to protect, track and control all access to sensitive data, including employees’ personal information.
It can be easy to think that this form of network security management isn’t that important to your company’s success. However, when a HIPAA compliance breach of 500 records or less can result in a stunning fine of $50,000 or more, your company can’t afford to let its IT system’s compliance take a backseat to other priorities.
Could your company need to make improvements to its IT systems’ compliance to current compliance mandates like PCI, HIPAA and FISMA? Find out with this list of the three best ways your company can give its IT compliance a boost:
Educate your employees
Did you know that your own employees are often some of the biggest threats to your company’s IT compliance? Believe it or not, but between 75 and 80% of all malicious cyber attacks actually come from within an organization. Because of this, maintaining your IT infrastructure with security auditing, managed IT support services and penetration testing is absolutely vital.
Automate whenever possible
Automating your IT systems’ everyday functions is key to reducing occurrences of human error and keeping your company’s data safe. With automation, your computer systems can collect data automatically and perform correlations, analysis and other assessments securely and effectively.
Remain vigilant against third-party apps
One of the biggest compliance issues facing companies today is the third-party app. These unseen devices and apps, most often used by end users looking for faster solutions, can ultimately weaken your IT infrastructure and make it vulnerable. To solve this, it’s generally recommended to enact modern enterprise cloud solutions.
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