Compliance, Compliance, Compliance. Say it as many times as you like, it doesn’t make it go away.

Compliance is a dirty word that many folk get turned off by and tend to ignore. Let’s turn this around and make it exciting. Let’s make it easy and let’s make it a positive business enabler!

There are three compliance issues that I want to discuss today and before you turn off and press Ctrl D, you will not want to miss this, I promise!

I’ll start with a little teaser. Would you like to achieve any of these outcomes:

  • Reduce your monthly costs?
  • Demonstrate to the board that you are protected against fines?
  • Empower your customers to love you even more?
  • Win new business because of your competitor’s shortcomings?
  • Attend a one day training course for free?

I’m guessing that you agree with all of these, yes? Great, let’s find out how …

Read on or skip to the good stuff!

The three compliance issues I want to discuss are issues that affect many UK organisations. Firstly we have the UK Data Protection Act (DPA). Secondly we have the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). And finally we have the very real threat that all organisation should be looking to combat right now, the threat of Cyber Attack.

Ok, you may be thinking that cybersecurity isn’t a compliance issue. Technically you may be correct but in reality, sooner or later your shareholders, your customers and more than likely your supply chain, will be demanding that you demonstrate compliance with the international Cybersecurity Standard ISO 27001.

So how will compliance help achieve these outcomes? It’s fairly straight forward …

Reduce your monthly costs:
Have you checked your bank charges statement lately? Have you seen the charge for ‘PCI DSS compliance’?
This isn’t a charge for compliance – this is really a charge for non-compliance. It’s costing most SMEs £600+ per annum to be non-compliant.

Demonstrate to the board that you are protected against fines?
Organisations found to be in breach of the DPA are being fined up to £500K by the Information Commissioner’s Office! Achieving DPA compliance will remove this risk and protect you from regulatory fines.

Empower your customers to love you even more:
By achieving DPA and PCI compliance, you will demonstrate to your customers that you take the security of their personal and sensitive data seriously. You will give them confidence to spend money with you and they will love you even more.

Win new business because of your competitor’s shortcomings
The press are all over data breaches and Cyber attacks right now. Take a look at Sony – Following a stream of data blunders, primarily at the hand of Cyber criminals, they have basically sent their customer packing. Savvy competitors have capitalised on Sony’s misfortune (misfortune used very loosely here), and won market share by demonstrating robust cyber resilience, and thus inspiring confidence in the market place.

Attend a one day training course for free
Do I have your buy-in for achieving compliance with the DPA, PCI DSS and ISO27001? Great, let’s find out how to make it exciting and easy. I hope by now, that you’ve seen how compliance can be a positive business enabler.

The DPA, PCI and ISO 27001 Foundation Combination Package is the most cost effective route to DPA and PCI compliance and will set you on the path to ISO 27001 Certification.

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When you book all three together during March 2012, you get three for the price of two!

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PCI Foundation Course – 29 March 2012
ISO27001 Certified ISMS Foundation – 5 April 2012
DPA Foundation Course – 11 May 2012

Please note: We offer full flexibility on course dates and you can send a different delegate on each course. If you have specific requirements that differ from the options available please call 0845 070 1750 or email servicecentre@itgovernance.co.uk.

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