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Navigating the Complex Landscape of Compliance Regulations

In all business markets, compliance is not just a legal necessity but a critical factor that shapes trust, reputation, and, ultimately, organizational success. Given how large and diverse each industry sector can be, abiding by its compliance standards, navigating multiple certifications, and understanding industry-specific standards versus broad Security Operations Center (SOC) standards can be challenging.

At General Informatics, we take immense pride in maintaining our business operations to be aligned with compliance regulations, guaranteeing we provide the highest level of service to our clients. Consequently, conducting business guided by compliance is not only a task for the managed security services industry, but rather all businesses must execute operations following these regulations.

The Importance of Compliance:

Compliance plays a crucial role in maintaining the integrity and reputation of any organization. It ensures that businesses adhere to laws, regulations, guidelines, and specifications relevant to their operations, protecting them against potential fines and legal issues. On a larger scale, compliance develops trust and confidence with businesses among clients and customers, contributing to a company’s success. It goes beyond following laws; it is also about creating a responsible, reliable, and ethical business culture.

Grasping the Complexity of Compliance Standards:

Compliance standards can be perceived as complex and intricate in nature; they revolve around a myriad of regulations and rules, maintained by a combination of local, state, federal, and international authorities. Understanding and implementing these standards can be a demanding task, since they change frequently and can differ based on the specific services offered by the company and on the specific business environment. To achieve long-term success within these standards, organizations must embody a flexible posture when it comes to their strategic approach to compliance.

Navigating Multiple Certifications:

Compliance plays a crucial role in maintaining the integrity and reputation of any organization. It ensures that businesses adhere to laws, regulations, guidelines, and specifications relevant to their operations, protecting them against potential fines and legal issues. On a larger scale, compliance develops trust and confidence with businesses among clients and customers, contributing to a company’s success. It goes beyond following laws; it is also about creating a responsible, reliable, and ethical business culture.

Industry-Specific Standards:

Industry-specific standards and broad SOC standards serve different yet parallel roles in regulatory compliance. Industry-specific standards are tailored to address the unique risks and requirements of a particular sector. SOC standards provide a comprehensive framework that guides how organizations should monitor, detect, and respond to potential cyber threats.

Broad SOC Standards:

Many businesses often find themselves needing to comply with both standards to foster trust in their relationship with their customers. Doing this ensures they meet the specific needs of their clients, adhere to overarching data protection principles and successfully demonstrate their commitment to protecting customer data and maintaining industry compliance.

At General Informatics, we are dedicated to making complex IT simple. That includes transforming compliance, often deemed a daunting task, into a manageable process with the help of innovative platforms like Cynomi. Learn more about this cutting-edge platform in our previous blog: Unlocking Cybersecurity Excellence with vCISO Services and the Cynomi Platform.  

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Aaron Lancaster is a security expert with a history of providing superior cybersecurity solutions to clients in numerous industries. With over 16 years of experience in the cybersecurity field, Aaron brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table and holds credentials that go beyond most in the industry.

In his current role as General Informatics’ Information Security Officer, Aaron is responsible for leading General Informatics’ Security Consulting Practice. Prior to being acquired by General Informatics, Aaron served as the CEO and Founder of 1 Ping Security. Aaron is a highly sought-after speaker and is often delivering keynotes to national security conferences. He has attained a vast amount of security certifications and holds leadership roles amongst multiple security associations and alliances.

In addition, Aaron is a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as a scout reconnaissance helicopter pilot and Information Assurance Security Officer. He earned a Graduate Certificate in Pentesting and Ethical Hacking from the SANS Technology Institute and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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