Relevant Laws and Regulations

By this time you have a good idea of where the company wants to go. You have looked at acquisition plans, growth plans, and growth strategies. You have examined the direction the company is going to take and how it is going to get there.

As you look at this from the perspective of security, are there any laws and regulations that will need to be taken into consideration as part of the security process? The law that immediately jumps to mind is the one that used to prohibit exporting any 128-bit software technology from the United States. That regulation has now been overturned and the worry has lessened.

How would you determine if there are any laws and regulations that you have to look at from a security perspective? If you can, check with the corporate legal department. If you are expanding into foreign countries that have never been dealt with before, look for some outside help. This may come in the form of suppliers who have sold goods in those countries or have offices located there.

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