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Six Things Management Needs To Better Understand About Compliance

It may be boring or scary to management, but compliance is ultimately their burden to bear

Glenn S. Phillips

March 8, 2012

1 Min Read

Compliance with HIPAA, PCI, and host of other regulations and laws is often seen by business leaders as just an expensive IT project. "Just throw technology at it and let me know when you’re done." Well, it doesn't work that way.

Granted, there are some IT professionals who will accept this approach because it grants them more power and reduces oversight of their work. After all, dealing with a disinterested, nontechnical boss is not fun or effective. The best-run organizations have management who knows their important role in compliance.

In my work, here are six things I believe senior management and business owners must understand to have companies that are compliant with their required standards, laws, and regulations.

About the Author(s)

Glenn S. Phillips

Contributor

Glenn works with business leaders who want to leverage technology and understand the often hidden risks awaiting them. The Founder and Sr. Consultant of Forte' Incorporated, Glenn and his team work with business leaders to support growth, increase profits, and address dangerous risks lurking in their processes and technology.

A variety of media outlets quote Glenn, including The Wall Street Journal, ABC News Now, Psychology Today, and Entrepreneur magazine and he is the author of the book Nerd-to-English: Your Everyday Guide to Translating Your Business, Your Messages, and Yourself.

Glenn periodically plays his really ugly tuba (complete with a bullet hole in the bell), enjoys a good pun, great music, and dark chocolate.

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