The 5 Stages of Compliance Audit Grief
Some of us will need therapy during and after an audit - that’s not unusual - but can a Compliance Audit really bring about the same feelings as other forms of grief?
Furthermore, if this really is the case then, by extension, could we coach ourselves through the compliance audit process to become more effective at dealing with future audit situations?
The aim of this whitepaper is to provide new angles from which to view compliance and cyber security. If you are responsible for some aspect of an information security audit and you have anything other than a completely positive perspective towards compliance, don’t worry, you are not alone. Furthermore, be assured that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
By examining the attitudes observed by customers during their audit cycle it is apparrent that there is a strong correlation with the popular Kübler-Ross ‘5 Stages of Grief’ model. Applying this understanding means we can all take learn how to make our own experience less painful and more productive.