The security community spends a lot of time worrying over the hidden costs of compliance and risk management programs–but what about the hidden returns? Creative technology executives can often find ways to gain far more value beyond risk mitigation or regulatory conformance from the monitoring and policy enforcement technology and procedures they put in place to support an IT security compliance program. They just need to know where to look. According to governance, risk and compliance experts, there are a multitude of likely places where enterprises can uncover added value from the compliance investments they’ve already made.

Non-security benefits of compliance include improved asset management, streamlined IT operations, and bolstered intelligence about technology and business processes

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