What Do You Need To Be IT Compliant?
Regulatory and Legal Requirements
Identify and understand the relevant regulations and legal obligations that apply to your industry, such as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard), or SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act). Ensure
Data Protection and Privacy
Implement appropriate measures to protect sensitive data, including personal and customer information. This includes data encryption, access controls, data backup and recovery processes, and data breach response plans.
Establish robust security controls to protect your network, systems, and data. This includes regular vulnerability assessments and penetration testing, strong access controls, firewall configurations, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and security monitoring.
Implement effective IT governance practices to ensure proper management, oversight, and accountability of IT processes and resources. This includes clear policies and procedures, change management processes, incident response plans, and regular audits.
Employee Awareness and Training
Provide regular training and awareness programs for employees to educate them about IT security best practices, data protection, and compliance requirements. This helps ensure that employees understand their responsibilities and adhere to compliance regulations.
Documentation and Record-Keeping
Maintain comprehensive documentation and records of IT processes, security controls, policies, and compliance-related activities. This includes logging and monitoring activities, incident reports, security assessments, and audit trails.
If you work with third-party vendors or service providers who handle sensitive data or have access to your systems, ensure they also adhere to relevant compliance standards. Implement contracts and agreements that outline the compliance expectations and responsibilities of all parties involved.
Updating controls, and staying up-to-date with changing regulations and best practices in the industry. It is advisable to consult with legal and compliance experts like Advision IT to ensure your organization meets all the necessary requirements.
What Do You Need To Be IT Compliant?
What is DORA Directive?
The Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) - Regulation (EU) 2022/2554
“In the digital age, information and communication technology (ICT) supports complex systems used for everyday activities. It keeps our economies running in key sectors, including the financial sector and enhances the functioning of the internal market. Increased digitalization and interconnectedness also amplify ICT risk, making society as a whole, and the financial system in particular, more vulnerable to cyber threats or ICT disruptions”
What are NIS and NIS 2 Directives?
"NIS Directive" stands for the Network and Information Systems Directive.
NIS Directive: The NIS Directive is a cybersecurity law that was introduced by the European Union (EU) in 2016. Its main goal is to ensure a high common level of cybersecurity across the EU by imposing cybersecurity obligations on operators of essential services (such as energy, transport, banking, and healthcare) and on digital service providers (such as online marketplaces, cloud computing services, and search engines).
NIS 2 Directive: "Directive (EU) 2022/2555 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 December 2022 on measures for a high common level of cybersecurity across the Union, amending Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 and Directive (EU) 2018/1972, and repealing Directive (EU) 2016/1148 (NIS 2 Directive)".
How can Advanced Vision IT help you with your IT Compliance needs?
Our team can help your IT operations to become compliant. We can help you manage the three important components of your IT environment - People, Processes and Technologies.
- IT Strategy and Project Management.
- IT Security & Risk Mitigation.
- Network and Server management.
- Cloud Migration and Management.
- Software vulnerabilities and upgrades.
- Data Protection and Backup Management.
- Disaster Recovery Management.
- Performance monitoring and reporting.
- Security monitoring and reporting.
- Creating Policies and Procedures.
- IT Automation.