Compliance & Auditing | Maintaining Compliance

Many industries must maintain compliance or face significant fines. Technology is a large part of compliance and using the wrong tools or infrastructure could result in state or federal compliance issues. The cost of non-compliance far outweighs the cost of compliance, but it’s not always easy to stay on top of the latest rules and regulations.

This is especially true when outsourcing IT. Businesses must work with a partner that fully understands all compliance requirements for your specific industry. Not only should the outsourcing partner know about relevant regulatory compliance, but seek to understand corporate compliance as well.

Compliance Auditing

To maintain compliance, businesses should conduct compliance audits on a regular basis and before and after making any major IT changes, such as implementing a new app or tool. For best results, an outside IT consultant should perform the audit to ensure nothing is overlooked.

Auditors look over everything including:

  • All software and hardware used
  • User access controls
  • Security policies
  • Voice and telephony, such as cloud-hosted VoIP
  • Risk management procedures
The depth of an audit and exactly what is reviewed depends upon the industry. For instance, the financial industry has different compliance requirements than the healthcare industry.

Compliance Standards

Before hiring an IT outsourcing and consulting company, businesses should ensure they specialize in their industry’s compliance standards. This is important when hiring a company for IT support and for auditing. At ISOutsource, we specialize in the following:
PCI DDS Compliance
FDA Part 11 Compliance
Sarbanes Oxley Compliance
ITAR Compliance
ISO 27001 Information Security Standard
Contact us today to discuss your compliance requirements and find out how we can help ensure your business maintains compliance.