A compliance framework is a structured set of guidelines that details an organization’s processes for maintaining accordance with established regulations, specifications, or legislation. A compliance framework is one of the most important tools a compliance officer can use to build a program. A compliance framework exists to help compliance officers build a compliance program efficiently.
An organization uses its compliance frameworks to enhance security, improve business processes, and realize other business objectives, such as selling cloud products and services to government agencies. A compliance framework provides a common language that individuals in all areas of an organization can use to encourage more secure and efficient business practices.