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Auditing IT Infrastructures for Compliance by Michael G. Solomon, Martin Weiss

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Chapter 2. Overview of U.S. Compliance Laws

TO STAY COMPLIANT WITH REGULATIONS first means you must interpret the regulation. You must understand the gap between the regulation and your organization. The next step is coming up with a plan. Finally, you must execute the plan and implement measures to report compliance.

Without compliance laws and industry regulations, compliance means adhering to an organization's internal policies. However, it is likely that—whatever your industry—compliance laws exist to which you must adhere.

Many industry standards and government regulations affect IT operations. Remember each country has its own laws and regulations. Thus, the number of compliance laws and regulations expands greatly. In this chapter, you will ...

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