Data explosion calls for strengthened compliance measures

ZDNet reports that new research from IDC is predicting a sixfold increase in the amount of digital information created over the next four years, which could have serious implications for compliance and IT departments.

The report, entitled ‘The Expanding Digital Universe’, says that much of the data created through new tools and applications will be subject to compliance rules such as Sarbanes-Oxley, Basel II and other legislation. IDC warns that companies will have to improve their IT infrastructure to make sure that their compliance strategies can cope with this rising tide of data.

What is just as important, I would argue, is to have in place the compliance processes that can satisfy this web of regulatory demands. An ISMS built according to ISO 27001 provides just the tool to achieve this, which explains why certification is being pursued by more and more companies.