compliance, privacy, and regulatory management

At Shadetree Partners, we help our clients build operational compliance programs to help strategically prioritize efforts and enable organized and structured approaches to the regulatory directives while driving consistent interpretation of the requirements.

ORGANIZATIONS ARE RESPONDING TO EVER INCREASING AND ENHANCED REGULATORY MANDATES. FAILING TO KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST LAWS AND REGULATIONS CAN PROVE TO BE VERY COSTLY AND BRAND DAMAGING.

As regulations/laws regarding cyber security programs are becoming more prevalent and increasing in demands, there is more pressure for organizations to comply with mandated system protection measures and controls. Not having an operational compliance program can introduce exposure to penalties, brand damage, loss of client trust, and constant rework.

We help our clients establish an operational compliance program and framework that drives consistent interpretation of requirements and allows organizations to proactively prioritize and focus on regulatory requirements, industry standards, and risks.

Increasing regulatory requirements place pressure on corporations today. Companies are subject to new requirements, which can often times be confusing and vague. Non-compliance introduces exposure to penalties, brand damage, loss of client trust, etc.

We help our clients by performing a “top-down” assessment that maps our clients’ governance framework and compliance operating model to applicable regulatory requirements and expectations; as well as, industry best practices. This includes, but not limited to: NYDFS, HIPAA, SC IDSA, CCPA, GDPR, PCI, ISO, COSO, and NIST.

With increasing data breaches in the industry, there’s heightened awareness and focus among clients, stakeholders, and regulators on data-protection practices at organizations. There have been many legislative responses both at the federal and state level.

With these new laws (GDPR, CCPA, BDSG, LGPD, state data protection laws, etc.), whether enacted or proposed, companies are expected to ensure the best protection of consumer data. We help our clients comply with these new requirements through enhancing and/or building (if applicable) privacy programs.

With the increasing regulations and operational requirements to manage and maintain data and with the proliferation of market forces such as digitization, big data and technology innovation, it is paramount that organizations have proper records management. Understanding what type of data an organization possesses, how it is maintained, and the ability to identify and delete data is especially important in managing compliance with the emerging regulations.

We help our clients develop a holistic records management strategy that addresses the architecture, governance frameworks and processes that are consistent, repeatable and auditable. This includes the people, processes, and technologies supporting the creation, collection, storage, and disposal of assets.

With cyber attacks on the rise, there is an increasing expectation from regulators and customers that organizations proactively prepare by establishing proper policies, procedures, and standards.

We review and provide guidance for the management and creation of policies, procedures and standards, including related processes (e.g. creating, revising, retiring) to ensure they meet regulatory requirements and industry best practices.

In today’s economy/ threat landscape, clients, shareholders, and regulators are looking for assurances confirming the protection of data, systems, investments, etc. from partners. Companies are adhering to these demands in the form of third party attestations, assessments, training and awareness, vulnerability management, information sharing and transparency.

We help our clients provide these assurances by building programs focused on those areas.