Compliance with frameworks such as SOC 2, ISO 27001, FedRamp and HiTrust credibly demonstrates your organization’s commitment to information security and protection. This makes your business more trustworthy and attractive to customers and partners. Controls are how you achieve compliance with these frameworks.
Controls are the “knobs you turn” to run your business. Their existence ensures your business is living up to its compliance-related promises. Your controls exist to bring your organization into alignment with the frameworks industry trusts. You simply cannot align with those frameworks without successfully implementing their controls. As you develop, you’ll need more controls so that what you do measures up to what others would like to see you do.
Controls may seem like little more than annoying administrative distractions, but they are essential to achieving and sustaining compliance and its business benefits.
To learn more (and get access to a complimentary ebook on SOC 2 compliance), please read “Compliance Controls: Business Benefits and Best Practices.”