Federal Regulation Compliance Services

DCI brings a deep understanding of multiple risk management frameworks, and the implementation experience to help guide your organization to compliance.

Compliance can be a major challenge for organizations both large and small. While industry regulations such as FISMA, DFARS, GLBA, HIPAA, PCI DSS, SOX, etc. all have differing requirements and points of emphasis, their objectives are the same – to protect sensitive data from unauthorized access, theft, misuse, or tampering. Most government and industry regulations recognize that there is no one silver bullet for securing IT assets.  Rather, they emphasize a holistic approach that combines people, process, and technology.  Attention to compliance results in the satisfactory resolution of assurance and security issues to a risk level deemed acceptable by your stakeholders. If your organization has developed an information security strategy that aligns to business objectives, then compliance and assurance activities aim to ensure your organization’s continuous commitment to working within the required operational and legal guidelines. Failure to comply with regulations can lead to adverse legal implications and potential financial penalties.

Examples of compliance activities include:

•             Tracking of metrics

•             Investigation of anomalies

•             Mitigation of well-known operational or security violations

•             Monitoring and responding to industry regulatory trends

•             Risk assessment and planning

•             Integration of assurance initiatives across the organization

•             Mapping operational activities to recognized frameworks and standards.

DCI believes that while information security compliance may be perceived as a set of never-ending and costly tasks, these regulations add value to organizations via the structural guidance and processes that help you effectively manage your security environment. These frameworks establish specific protection measures that define your policies and supporting practices. They define the objectives of your procedures and security controls. Most importantly, the guidelines are flexible enough to help align your information security and risk management strategy to your organizational objectives, which are often tied to those of your business partners and customers.