With breaches to infrastructure resulting in fines, data loss, cyberattacks, penalties, and even lawsuits, it’s critical that every business ensures their infrastructure is protected at all times. That’s why we recommend implementing the best Security and Compliance management practices for your UAE business as soon as possible.

What is Security and Compliance?

Simply put, IT Security is the practice of implementing operational and effective technical controls in order to protect the assets within your business. Security specifically focuses its attention on identifying vulnerabilities, safeguarding data, maintaining the reliability of operations, and educating users.


Meanwhile, IT Compliance is a set of digital security practices which cover specific issues and require businesses to deploy defined infrastructures to protect your data. These must meet third party’s regulatory or contractual requirements. Doing so is particularly important in industries such as healthcare, finance, or energy, which face significant compliance regulations due to the nature of and data held by businesses within this sector.

IT Security and compliance can overlap, but they are both within their own category.

Risks Physical Controls
Policies Secure IT Environment
Standards Authentication Mechanisms
Documentation Network Access
Business Processes

Setting up a new business IT infrastructure or have a complex one already? Cloud Technologies strongly recommend adhering to the best Security and Compliance management practices. Yet with the constant adaptation of IT Security and Compliance, this isn’t a ‘one and done’ job. Instead, it requires continuous review.

With our IT Support Contracts, we can help you protect your reputation and consumer trust by consistently meeting standards of best practice. Our state-of-the-art tool vigorously tests your infrastructure and reports back any identified vulnerabilities, allowing for quick and proactive resolutions.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. A member of our Dubai based security and compliance team will be delighted to help.