IT Security and Compliance Services for Your Company
Today, it’s easier than ever to collect and analyze business data. With a wide variety of data management options available, businesses can quickly populate databases with all the relevant information needed to manage customer relationships, track transactions, process payroll, and more.
But as important as all that data is, it can be a potential risk for businesses without following proper compliance guidelines.
Failure to follow regulatory compliance and security standards can result in breaches of employee and customer data, putting their sensitive personal information in peril. Penalties can be steep and cause massive setbacks and budgetary constraints for your business.
Having a reliable IT security and compliance partner can help you manage your data, digital communications, and technology infrastructure so you can keep your business processes running smoothly and avoid expensive penalties.
What is IT Security and Compliance?
IT compliance is a set of practices meant to ensure that business technology meets certain legal and regulatory requirements in order to protect sensitive data. Whether supporting SOC 2 compliance, HIPPA, PCI-DSS, FINRA, or ABA guidelines, specific requirements will vary depending on the particular industry and nature of the business.
These guidelines must be followed to avoid penalties, maintain compliance, or to secure cyber security insurance; regardless of the requirement, there are typically recommended policies and procedures established by regulatory or governing bodies so organizations understand what is required to comply. Often times, these policies and procedures are not easily understood by the business.
A business can obtain everything from social security numbers to home addresses from customers and employees. And when that valuable information is handed over to a business, that organization is responsible for how the data is managed.
Taking necessary precautions to defend sensitive data involves implementing appropriate security measures. Data breaches and other cybersecurity attacks put valuable information at risk, so regulatory compliance is important not just for following the law but also for safeguarding businesses.
IT compliance and security can cover broad services like cybersecurity and systems monitoring as well as the specific adjustments that businesses must make for compliance. For example, ISO regulatory standards require continual improvements to information security management systems, among other obligations.
Why Your Business Needs it Now in 2022 More Than Ever
Whether you’re a small business or a publicly traded fortune 500 company, digital technology is essential for doing business in 2022. It’s difficult to find a company that doesn’t use modern computer technology in its operations, regardless of size or industry.
IT security compliance is needed in 2022 more than ever because it ensures the protection of valuable data from cybersecurity risks, avoids expensive fines and penalties, and can improve satisfaction from both employees and customers.
Protects Valuable Data
First and foremost, IT security and compliance safeguards help to mitigate the risk of data from cyberattacks and unauthorized activity. Data breaches can cause periods of prolonged downtime for an organization’s computer systems, which causes businesses to lose money by the minute.
Customers, employees, and the company as a whole can have their private data exposed. This can lead to potential identity theft, significant financial losses, and can severely damage a business’s reputation. After all, nobody wants to work with a company that can’t protect their data. And as new risks to information security develop every day, it’s crucially important to protect customer data.
Avoids Expensive Fines
Failure to comply with security regulations leads to expensive fines.. Additionally, specific regulatory bodies like HIPAA and ISO can impose hefty fines and even jail time for egregious violations.
And there’s also the cost of legal fees, damage to stock prices, loss of customers, and bad media coverage for those who suffer avoidable security breaches.
Improves Customer Satisfaction
Privacy is highly important for today’s consumers. Transparent IT security policies can help to develop and maintain customer trust by assuring customers that their data is protected according to legal requirements and beyond.
Our IT Security and Compliance Services
- Analysis and review of current compliance policies
- Drafting and maintenance of new compliance policies
- Alignment of policies with industry-specific regulations
- Strategic planning to address gaps in compliance
- Audit preparation and ongoing support
- Consulting services
- Security assessments
- Managed security training
- 24/7 security monitoring
When you work with Vivitec, you won’t get one size fits all IT security and compliance solutions. You’ll get customized services for your unique organization with the attention you need for success. Vivitec’s team of compliance experts specialize in helping clients in various industries obtain and remain compliant to IT regulations in several industries that are constantly changing and evolving.
We believe in creating great customer relationships with clients from every industry. Whether you’re familiar with today’s business technology or need some guidance, we’re happy to work with you every step of the way.
And of course, we’re dedicated to getting things done right, sharing our expertise, and constantly improving our processes.