As we roll out compliance workflow I am reminded how information technology (“IT”) is so tightly connected to the concept of compliance. Information, as in vulnerability reports, access requests, firewall logs, hiring statistics and much more, is the key component for compliance. Technology, as in firewalls and workflow, is both the end purpose and solution. You know the headlines, data breaches, ESG issues, government regulations, these are all issues that require corporate compliance measures.
Compliance is basically setting up policies and procedures that ensure best practices for corporate security, effectiveness, goals, etc. and then auditing the adherence to those policies and procedures so that risks can be avoided. The best solution to minimize the deviation from the policies and procedures and to lessen the burden of audits, is to use technology to track the process of gathering, reviewing and approving the information. Wow, that sounds like a great fit for a technology solution, workflow.text