7 compliance trends of 2022

The compliance world is a highly dynamic world. Every day, rules and regulations are added, amended, enforced, and removed to keep them updated as per the latest requirements.

With aspirational new technologies like 5G and the Metaverse coming up, the need for privacy and data protection laws that keep up with times has also become important.

In such a world, the need for companies to look more proactively towards Infosec Compliance has become a priority.

Nowadays, companies face new challenges that are not privy to just business processes but are instead more in line with complying with rules and regulations.

In 2021, many new changes came to the ever-growing field of infosec compliance. However, in 2022 things are poised to take a dramatic turn with many new trends. Let’s check out 7 infosec compliance trends that will change the world as we know it.

Data management

Many compliance policies like GDPR have thoroughly stressed the importance of data consolidation to optimize compliance. In 2022, we look forward to stricter enforcement of this. Data stored in different spreadsheets and docs is a huge pain point for DPOs and CISOs as it makes access to the data and reports generation that much more cumbersome. Thus, a centralized data management system will result in efficient data processing and relatively faster adherence to many compliance policies.

Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG)

ESG is the consolidation of three different dimensions in which a company operates to ensure sustainable existence and growth. Many companies like Vodafone and Mitsubishi already comply with ESG as part of an ethical way of conducting business. We see this becoming a dominant trend wherein many companies must adhere to it to comply with infosec guidelines.

AI chatbots

As per a study by Drift, AI chatbots are the fastest-growing communication channel used to interact with clients and customers. Thus, it is imperative for the companies to integrate them into their infosec compliance strategy. Other than using it to notify consumers regarding data and privacy policy, chatbots can also be used by compliance executives and managers to assess better and generate reports for compliance-related activities.

Privacy policy

Ever since the passing of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in 2018, privacy compliance has become one of the center-stage conditions for infosec compliance. This has started a wave of reforms worldwide wherein more stringent privacy protection policies are coming. Thus, it is apparent that in the near future, privacy will become as much a service as the companies must deliver customer assistance.

Robotic process automation (RPA)

Efficiency is what ensures timely response to data breaches, which thereby also indicates adherence to compliance policies. Automated processes significantly increase an organization’s efficiency. AI chatbots that have already been discussed are a great example of an RPA contributing to inefficient communication with users. In the near future, more RPA tools will be used and can even be made compulsory for infosec compliance.

Remote audits

Auditing is not just necessary to ensure that your compliance measures are working. They also provide to maintain your compliance requirements over the long term. However, due to the safety constraints imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on-site auditing work by expert auditors has become challenging. Thus, in such a condition, remote auditing will become a more integral part of the infosec market, with many auditing firms providing this particular service as an option.

Complete GRC solutions

Malware attacks and Cyber-threats are becoming more sophisticated every minute. Thus, risk management becomes imperative for all businesses who want to continue conducting their operations. To ensure such risk management Governance, Risk, and Compliance, (GRC) tools are being deployed by the organizations. These tools will become more prominent and indispensable to organizations in the coming year.

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