The need to optimize and improve a compliance program is generally initiated in response to a new or changed regulatory requirement or industry standard, because of a mandate from the business which requires some degree of guidance over a new initiative, or due to an impending audit which requires some level of input from IT. Approaching compliance initiatives in a reactive manner results in unnecessary risk to both the organization and the IT department.
- You need to initiate the drive to conform with regulations and improve compliance.
- You need to consistently assess the regulatory and business landscape to determine your compliance gaps.
- You need to improve compliance and remediate non-compliance in an effective, tactical manner.
- You need to confirm and assure compliance through regular adherence checks.
Approach compliance proactively and derive value from the process by managing your compliance initiatives using a constant cycle.
Info-Tech’s framework presented in this blueprint is compliant with COBIT MEA03 – Monitor, Evaluate and Assess Compliance with External Compliance.