Don’t make the mistake of believing that compliance is a destination, or that Powertech can only help during the initial approach. Yes, we have great solutions to uncover configuration vulnerabilities, but the benefits of HelpSystems security solutions don’t end with achieving compliance.
Solutions such as Powertech Identity Manager for IBM i, Powertech Database Monitor for IBM i, and Powertech Exit Point Manager for IBM i are all designed to live on to help an organization be more secure (and compliant) and to maintain that state indefinitely. After all, regulatory mandates are designed to reduce the risk of an integrity violation from ever happening, and that’s not something that’s simply going to happen through wishful thinking.
And, like it or not, compliance can’t be achieved and subsequently maintained from a one-time effort. Success comes when valuable, time-saving controls are introduced and well-designed security procedures become ingrained into the corporate culture as a way of life.
No one should ever expect compliance will be inexpensive or quick, but the alternatives can be far worse. Since compliance mandates offer miniumum security standards, failing compliance is indication that your cybersecurity is lacking. Without appropriate security controls, your system is a prime target for a data breach. And if your system is breached, you could be footing the bill for investigations, customer notifications, lawsuits, and remediation, as well as losing customers in the wake of serious public relations problems.
Dedicating more time and resources to security usually looks like a bargain in comparison.