Enterprises have to keep up with the latest regulations and standards to ensure they remain compliant. Not being compliant potentially can shut down the business, as in the case of failing to comply with the PCI (Payment Card Industry) security regulations. Other federal regulations affecting IT management policies, including Basel, Frank-Dodd, PII, Do Not Track, Solvency II and HITECH Meaningful Use, are set to go into effect or be updated in the next year.
2Top Compliance Concerns
3Enterprise-Based IT Management and Governance
4Information Security Management
5Lack of Senior Management Involvement
Near 80 percent of the survey respondents said the lack of senior-management involvement in setting direction for information security was important or very important. If organizations dont get top-down commitment to security, IT departments wont be able to effectively protect the organization from threats.
6Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity
7Managing IT Risks
9Continuous Process Improvement and Business Agility
While they didnt make the top 7, businesses are ranking cloud computing, mobile-device management, virtualization and business intelligence high on their lists of IT concerns.