- November 1, 2021
- Posted by: Pat Riot
- Category: Compliance
Over the last few years, corporate and IT compliance has been incorporating cybersecurity to meet audit evidence needs and has been discussed more than in previous ones. The US Federal government and some US States are taking a closer look on how organizations are protecting sensitive data of consumers by enacting privacy laws. California was the pioneer of data privacy with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and now newly amended California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA) with other states with signed privacy legislation signed into law such as Virginia and Colorado. While data privacy intersects with compliance and cybersecurity, it has come to a life of its own as seen from the US State Privacy Legislation Tracker by International Association of Privacy Professionals.
A major compliance hurdle companies often face is identifying who in the organization has the ability to take on data privacy, governance, IT compliance, and cybersecurity tasks along with their primary responsibilities. Most often, these tasks fall on an executive that doesn’t have the desire or time to effectively deliver the attention to these vital tasks. This can lead to poor execution, gaps in the organization, and overall weakness when complying with corporate and IT compliance that is mandatory for many businesses. This leads to fines, poor public relations, and overall customer churn.
If you have been tapped by your organization to be responsible for IT compliance, data privacy, or cybersecurity and this is not an area of expertise for you, we are sure that you are feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the new responsibilities and options available to you. Even if you are well versed in corporate compliance, frameworks are complex and encompass many aspects of the business. Human Resources, Information Technology, Finance, Operations are some of the hardest hit by these frameworks and if you have never been an operator before, conveying and successfully executing them is near impossible for your organization.
Knowing these struggles, Steel Patriot Partners developed outsourced services to meet these needs such as virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) which puts a governance program in place almost instantly. Businesses attempting to implement IT compliance, data privacy, cybersecurity frameworks get the benefit of our experience as not only business operators that has met compliance but the breadth of experience across all our client base. Our primary goal is making the compliance responsibility job (whoever has it) easier by taking the guess work out and guiding them to obtain the needed certifications and ensure that your organization is compliant.
For more information about our services and how we make your compliance worries go away please contact us at www.steelpatriotpartners.com.