Gartner Research

Streamline Your Regulatory Compliance Program

Published: 28 October 2013

ID: G00339974

Analyst(s): Infrastructure and Operations Research Team

Summary

Regulatory compliance is Information Security's least negotiable responsibility, and it is only getter harder. A potent combination of factors, including the growth of IT, widespread media attention, and even geopolitical tensions, have spurred governments to push for more legal requirements, stricter regulations, and increased enforcement. These trends coincide with IT's transformation from a back-office bookkeeping function to the very foundation of virtually all employee productivity. This leaves Information Security tasked with the burden of complying with a complex network of regulations and laws while trying to minimize the impact and inconvenience on the business and its employees.

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