Keeping up with Regulatory Compliance

I’m often asked how best to keep up with the compliance bandwagon. It’s not easy. You can subscribe to the expensive IT research services offered by the likes of Gartner or Forrester, but much of the coverage can be rather selective, according to what happens to catch the analyst’s attention. And if you’re working in compliance you need more immediate, more comprehensive feeds that that.

So I’m always on the lookout for up-to-date, reasonably-priced sources of authoritative advice on compliance practices. Today I was fortunate to meet up with Ryan Rubin, an ex Jericho Forum enthusiast, now working for protiviti, a company that specialises in compliance. He pointed me towards their excellent knowledgeleader web site, which covers just about everything you want to know about the subject. And it can be accessed on a 30 day free trial, so you have nothing to lose by trying it out. It looks good and there’s a business interest in the follow-through, and hence an incentive to publish useful information at introductory prices. I have no commercial interest in the company, but I wish them well with their Web site. It fills a gap and it’s very much the shape of things to come.