Most organizations are often broken up into three management tiers: strategic, tactical and operational. The problem is that these tiers are often siloed, leading to gaps and inefficiencies that can have potentially devastating consequences. The need to react quickly to changes in the market, for instance, can often leave security and compliance objectives playing catch-up. The compartmentalization of compliance activities can also lead to disjointed decision-making and a last-minute “point-in-time” approach to operations rather than proactive planning that’s based on experience.
According to IBM’s 2021 data breach report, system complexity and compliance failures were among the top factors that amplified the cost of data breaches.
In order for an organization’s compliance strategy to be effective, the gap between corporate governance at a strategic level and day-to-day compliance at an operational level must be bridged. That bridge is continuous compliance. With this in mind, Craig Moores, Risk Advisory Senior Director, discusses some of the practical steps that businesses can take in order to deploy and monitor continuous compliance.