Compliance is mandatory
In most industries, compliance requirements are mandatory for businesses in order to remain operational.
Yes, It is very common for organizations to find out that they are obligated to maintain compliance based on partnership requirements with other businesses.
The CIS level 1 compliance standard is a good baseline compliance standard to bring your business up to.
No! Most compliance standards also contain policy related controls in addition to the technical controls.
The penalties for non compliance can include; fines, loss of reputation, significant investment to correct compliance, loss of potentially lucrative contracts and more.