I was trying to find a word that encompassed standards, requirements, compliances, guidelines, policies, and I'll stop there. But, as you can imagine, those words have different definitions, so it was a ridiculous task. I begrudgingly accepted standards.
What you will find here is some help understanding some of the standards, requirements, compliances, guidelines, policies, and so on, that guide our security compass. When we build a house we follow a blueprint, if someone takes their project outside the "guidelines" of the blueprint they're not fulfilling the "requirements," and they're not following the "policies," so the house can't be completed until that project is brought back into "compliance."
Well I tried to get them all in there.