Regulatory compliance is the act of ensuring that an organization follows the applicable laws or rules governing how it conducts its business.
Regulations typically require organizations to adhere to either general or industry specific mandates. For example, PCI DSS, which regulates handling of cardholder data. Other regulations, like GDPR, apply to virtually all industries within a given geographic region. Compliance regulations can also vary considerably by their objectives — for example the protection and availability of critical national infrastructure with regulations such as the Swedish Protective Security Act (Säkerhetsskyddslagen).
An organization may also choose to self impose compliance requirements on itself to provide assurance to its customers and service users, using for example ISAE 3402, NIST CSF or ISO 27001.
The reason or motive to your organizations’ compliance requirements may vary. Regardless, Seadot Cybersecurity has extensive experience in compliance and can be of big help. Contact us and we can discuss.