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  • Chris Bratton - Tech Journalist

Startups with above average compliance standards are climbing the ladder

Standards are the core of a business, and for startups, it means more than to prove worth in the marketplace. Many startups turned into fortune 500 companies while a significant percentage stayed similar to their previous form. Domination, advancement and coming out of comfort zone for clinging to the latest technology method bring out the best for any company.

Regulatory and standards have a general routine to go through. GDPR, CCPA, Security Operations Center (SOC) are a few compliances to meet for the companies. Similarly, ISO/ IEC 27001 is a standard for meeting and managing information security. Data is power. As many companies do, they sell customer information (stats) to large enterprises that excel at data processing. Data can be used under legal restrictions to utilise customer behaviour and bring out an efficient product to the market. International Organization for Standardisation, International Electrotechnical Commission's combined effort calibrated it.



Even in the healthcare industry, every owner knows which products are in use. This sector primarily depends on HIPAA compliance, and meeting the requirements is a must. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was created in the US to protect patients' medical records and health information; service information is protected under this one. Every organisation of the healthcare industry should follow. Companies working with consumers are well aware of the HIPAA standard.


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) maintains a severe case of data protection. In the European Union, and areas of economic interest addresses issue for data transmission outside the region. It can be personal data or commercial. The protection rate stays the same. Overall, statics can be shared for matchmaking with efficient products and customers, but that's about it. GDPR 2016/ 679 was passed to harmonise data protection and privacy laws across Europe. Compliance and security are whole different thing, to be exact. If we deliberately examine the threshold of compliances, the phrase is quite a catchall. It can be pretty hard to maintain a standard that meets demand. But high-growth risk-taking companies handle the issue as a minimum requirement to function. On the other hand, security helps to address risk in operation. It can contain a set of software upgrades, best practices, etc.

Expanding a startup may become quite daunting at first, and many just want to meet compliance standard as it helps to develop with market regulations. It is thought of as a startup's go-to-market kit. Other organisations that wish to expand their business with the startups also need to make sure proper guidance is being followed on the other side. Expectations can meet with compliance, but it is raised way higher with security, meaning more deals.


Hiring security early also optimises workflow as more time and effort can be concentrated on business expansion. Young companies or startups move forward alongside cybersecurity. Spotting & keeping cyber risks under control for businesses is too important to ignore. In this regard, MSP can be a great option. Flexible planning's with MSP hire can be cost-efficient and free the company to hire a whole department of IT staff for maintenance, which is quite costly. Tools for central management designed and developed solely for the company is another excellent way to stay ahead of the curve. Large enterprises like to work with companies that maintain standards even if size of the company is not large.


Geographical expansion for startups is a giant step as it goes towards meeting a few essential standards. And that's not even for licensing. We are used to seeing companies going after compliance, and achieving is not a surprise. In fact, it became a trend to motion this. But for campaigning new leads, milestones are to be set. And security could be the next major milestone. Standard security comes pre-built with compliance. For moving forward, all the latest practices and the ability to adopt upcoming features should be considered.


Our system became API dependent. It is easy to manipulate data through API. We can't throw it away just to be safe, but we need all the available measures for protections. There can be PCI-DSS compliant applied in applications. Non-secure technology may breach company credentials and, eventually, customer information. We can't get the best system on the get-go, but best practices are the way to go.

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