We started Complyify with two main objectives, make compliance easier for your organization and allow your compliance to help make your organization more secure. Let’s face it compliance is hard, compliance is boring, compliance is something you do because you are told to do it or else. Compliance is viewed as a necessary evil and a large time and administrative burden. Compliance has historically been done as a scramble to be compliant and pass the test versus a useful exercise in helping with your organization’s overall data security.
For many years we had been helping companies achieve their certifications for compliance. We ran a managed hosting company which allowed companies to outsource many aspects of their security and infrastructure to our admins and data center. We helped with PCI compliance, HIPAA compliance, SOC 2 compliance and many other standards. We saw firsthand the challenges organizations face when trying to achieve compliance and trying to remain compliant throughout the year. If a company has a large security and compliance department they are able to get this accomplished with expensive software and an army of security specialists. For the rest of us who do not have this luxury, compliance has historically been accomplished through scrambling and a bunch of stale excel spreadsheets.
Our goal from the start was to create an easy to use, web-based tool that would help companies maintain continual compliance throughout the year without the assistance of an in-house team of experts. Our tool would allow organizations to share the job of compliance across the organization and not rely solely on the head of IT to perform all compliance related tasks. Additionally, the information related to your compliance posture can be easily shared across the company to executives, the board, other departments so that everyone can be on the same page regarding compliance.
Our software is not perfect, it is a work in progress. With each iteration it gets better and handles more of the burden and information gathering that is currently done by hand. We currently support PCI Compliance and SOC 2 compliance and have partial support for NIST Cybersecurity Framework and have several other security standards in development. But our mission is clear, make compliance a tool that can make you more secure and not a series of tasks done once a year and then forgotten.