IT compliance and IT security

Summary by Marina…

What is IT compliance?

IT compliance is a key element of a business’ risk management and a crucial aspect of good governance. Corporate governance is about the need for businesses to identify, understand, and comply with a number of laws, regulations, and standards which affect how a company operates. IT compliance focuses on

  • electronic data processing,
  • networks, and
  • IT infrastructure.

A compliant company has adopted best practice procedures including internal controls to protect IT systems, processes and ultimately the value of corporate assets. The main objective of laws and regulatory requirements is to ensure that risk are made transparent and that sufficient controls are implemented so that problems may be identified and dealt with as early as possible.

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