Build an Security and Privacy Compliance Program


Compliance includes 2 main aspects: Governance and Management. These two are not the same thing, but they do complement each other

Your security and privacy landscape today is massive. As a CISO you are required to think through your security and privacy obligatory landscape and take under consideration any future changes and regulatory additions as the business grow and evolves. This is a never-ending task on the CISO desk and can take over your entire year if you don’t plan ahead.

Security and privacy compliance program will put all your compliance efforts as well as governance and management of cyber security in a much better and effective position as the business around you continue to grow and take more compliance obligations on itself. Your part is to plan ahead, and make sure the compliance controls you implement along the way will be sustainable and scalable, so you won’t have to continue reinventing them.

Compliance includes 2 main aspects: Governance and Management. These two are not the same thing, but they do complement each other. Governance means that your organization is directed on the right thing to do when it comes to cyber security, and Management means that your organization is supervised in such way that will make sure the right things are done.

Cyber Governance is the book of laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures of your organization, and Cyber Management is the enforcement arm that will monitor, look for violations and anomalies, and basically will make sure rules are being followed.

When you go back to the drawing board of security and privacy compliance you will need to map your governance and managerial controls in addition to all relevant regulatory requirements. Simply mapping your regulatory requirements is never enough. What the regulator wants to see is more of the “How?” rather than the “What?” you do to comply with the set of security and privacy requirements.

Download our Security and Privacy Compliance Checklist to make sure you don’t miss any part of your program.