Insanity is colloquially defined as doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result. For too long, corporations have dealt with regulatory requirements in a rather insane manner.
It goes something like this:
Regulation/standard releasedStruggle to comprehend and digestDelay implementationCall in consultants to fixAnswer all the checklistsSpend more moneyBarely achieve the low-bar of compliance
One would think that after the colossal spending from Sarbanes-Oxley, companies would take a more formal approach to compliance. But two years of experience with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) shows that companies are still using the same compliance strategy over and over again, and in some cases, still lying to their auditors and management.
This compliance insanity has to stop. Far too much money is spent, far too little ROI, and even less effective security is gained via this broken process. Companies are missing the point when they deal with each regulation as a single discrete effort that needs to be complied with. This myopic view of regulatory compliance creates the situation where organizations are constantly reinventing the wheel, wasting time and effort, and ultimately blowing security budgets.
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