Top Reasons Compliance Programs Fail and How to Minimize Exposure

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The Spreadsheet Burden

Compliance Challenge #4: The Spreadsheet Burden

Evidence gathering, compliance correlation and ongoing compliance review means massive piles of spreadsheets and templates – and a nagging headache to go with them – for most compliance professionals.

To ease this chronic spreadsheet pain, organizations should look for ways to sort through and identify the controls that directly impact them – while eliminating those that do not.

Companies are struggling to understand and implement the right policies and controls to meet ever-evolving compliance mandates. Yet strict adherence to individual compliance standards means they've likely implemented controls they do not need, while inadvertently leaving out important controls necessary for an effective program. This cookie-cutter approach can actually leave organizations more exposed than ever before to potential security risks and controls failures.

In this slideshow, Unified Compliance CEO, Craig Isaacs, explores current compliance gaps, major compliance challenges and practical tips to create more effective compliance programs.


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