If you work in a heavily regulated industry like healthcare, banking or government, you’re most likely familiar with compliance requirements for your company and industry. But did you know that you must also meet compliance requirements for your cybersecurity program?
The reasons for this are two-fold. First, these companies store valuable and sensitive data related to health, finances and identity. Second, the value of that data makes cybercriminals more likely to target organizations in these heavily regulated industries.
The purpose of cybersecurity compliance requirements is to ensure that companies and organizations take all necessary and appropriate steps to protect this valuable data against hacks and cyberattacks.
Cybersecurity Compliance is the Baseline
It’s important to understand that compliance regulations should be considered the foundation of your cybersecurity program. If you don’t meet the regulations, your company could be subject to fines or penalties. But stronger action may be needed to ensure that your data and programs are fully protected from cyberattack.
In addition, if you do business in more than one state or country, it’s important to understand the compliance requirements for each municipality. All states have their own laws protecting consumer privacy, and the GDPR regulates data protection for all entities that store or process personal data of EU citizens.
Compliance Varies by Industry
To learn more about the regulations for your specific industry, download this comprehensive guide from our partners at Arctic Wolf. If you have more questions or need help getting your cybersecurity program in compliance, contact Vaultas today!
Vaultas is a technology ecosystem provider that facilitates direct access to any network or service provider. Our services include colocation, cloud, hybrid IT solutions, connectivity, communication and collaboration including UCaaS and CCaaS, disaster recovery and business continuity, hosting, consulting, energy conservation and much more.
Our primary ecosystem access points are located in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Alexandria and St. Cloud, MN, and Milwaukee, WI, with remote access from anywhere in the world. Contact us to get started.