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10/8/2019
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Steve Zurier
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7 Considerations Before Adopting Security Standards

Here's what to think through as you prepare your organization for standards compliance.
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Decide Whether Compliance Is Enough 

Compliance means your security system adheres to all the standards and regulations. That's all well and good, but your customers may require your system is certified by the appropriate governing body. With certification, companies can show physical proof of a compliance claim. 
That's why it's important to find out whether your customers are asking for certification - and also whether your company's stakeholders believe it's important. If so, certification programs require buy-in from top management and take extra resources for maintaining documents and paying consultants.
In many cases, if a company takes the time to achieve a certification, they can often avoid additional audits in the future because most customers will trust the independently verified certificate, adds Lindsey Ullian, compliance manager at Threat Stack.

Image Source: Adobe Stock: WrightStudio

Decide Whether Compliance Is Enough

Compliance means your security system adheres to all the standards and regulations. That's all well and good, but your customers may require your system is certified by the appropriate governing body. With certification, companies can show physical proof of a compliance claim.

That's why it's important to find out whether your customers are asking for certification and also whether your company's stakeholders believe it's important. If so, certification programs require buy-in from top management and take extra resources for maintaining documents and paying consultants.

In many cases, if a company takes the time to achieve a certification, they can often avoid additional audits in the future because most customers will trust the independently verified certificate, adds Lindsey Ullian, compliance manager at Threat Stack.

Image Source: Adobe Stock: WrightStudio

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