Why should you care?
- Any company faced with laws and regulations must demonstrate compliance to auditors, executive management, and stakeholders.
- As the steward of data, applications, and technology assets, IT is a strategic enabler of corporate compliance goals.
- Laws and regulations are often vague and lacking the prescriptive guidance necessary to complying with them.
- Knowing where to start and which key processes to document can be a daunting task, especially for companies that have never dealt with compliance issues before.
- IT must be able to show that reporting, security, and other internal controls are sound, traceable, and repeatable.
- IT professionals must therefore understand the key issues driving compliance initiatives and take the reins well before the arrival of auditors.
Why use OptimizeIT for your Compliance strategy?
- You get a complete set of easy-to-use Compliance tools all in one place.
- You have the ability to pick and choose individual tools in order to address ad hoc compliance issues or partially completed projects.
- You can document key IT controls, processes, and procedures for easy reference whenever needed by auditors, executives, or stakeholders.
- Your completed toolset will help you justify compliance spending, staff compliance roles appropriately, and demonstrate compliance by individual law or regulation.
- You will be able to build a holistic compliance program that allows IT to take a proactive stance towards compliance and to maintain a consistent compliance stance.
What You’ll Get From the Compliance Program
We'll supply the tools to help you...
- Learn how compliance affects the IT function by linking business processes to IT procedures, applications, and data.
- Examine specific legislation and industry-driven requirements to help determine what form the enterprise’s specific compliance initiatives will take.
- Evaluate and prioritize known compliance gaps into a series of tasks or projects.
- Communicate IT’s efforts to executives and other stakeholders using a portfolio-based approach.
- Report on compliance efforts to managers and auditors in a timely and consistent fashion.
- Establish a repeatable system where controls are monitored and recorded in the event of future audits.
- Demonstrate proof of compliance through the use of standardized tools, templates, and reporting frameworks.
- Ensure ongoing integrity of internal controls of the organization, as well as third-party providers.
You'll Have Access to a Complete Toolbox:
- Compliance Impact Assessment
- Internal Control Identification Tool
- Policy Assessment Tool
- HIPAA Security Assessment Checklist
- GLBA Security Assessment Checklist
- SOX Compliance Assessment
- PCI Security Assessment Checklist
- FRCP Readiness Assessment
- Compliance Gap Prioritization Tool
- Compliance Issue Log
- Work Plan Template
- Change Communication Worksheet
- Project Status and Cost Report Tool
- Compliance Portfolio Tracking Tool
- Best Practice Framework Selection Tool
- Control Self Assessment Tool
- SDLC Control Sheet
- Access Control Test Sheet
- Data Classification Guide
- Information Technology Standards and Guidelines
- Compliance Checklist for Requirements
- Compliance Staffing Tool
- Job Description: IT Controls Auditor
- Job Description: Chief Privacy Officer
- Job Description: Corporate Compliance Officer
- Job Description: Sarbanes-Oxley Project Manager
- Job Description: IT Asset Manager
- Job Description: Chief Risk Officer
- Compliance Management Software Readiness Assessment
- Service Provider Compliance Assessment
Developing and adhering to a coherent Compliance program will allow you to better address legal and regulatory requirements and meet business needs.
- Understand and address compliance requirements from an IT perspective.
- Minimize risk by having complete, accurate, and repeatable internal controls and documentation.
- Strengthen IT’s position in the organization by demonstrating value.