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vBlog: Regulatory Compliance vs Operational Readiness (1 of 4)

This month, I am taking a look at the differences between ‘Regulatory Compliance’ and ‘Operational Readiness’ through a series of videos.

Regulatory Compliance

The efforts to check the boxes before audits – often mandated by an industry (e.g. HIPAA), corporate (SOX) or legal (DOD 5.015.2-STD).

Operational Readiness

The IT efforts to ensure that key IT systems and data are resilient through high availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR) or business continuity (BC) technologies and services.

RCOR-checklist

RCOR-infra

For the next four weeks, I’ll take a look at some regulatory mandates and try to glean some pragmatic IT ideas for data protection from them. So come back each Tuesday in April.

Week 1: Overview of Regulatory Compliance vs. Operational Readiness

Next week, we’ll look closer at what IT professionals delivering data protection in publicly traded companies should know about Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and the SEC rules.

Thanks for watching.

[Originally posted on ESG’s Technical Optimist.com]

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