Certifications and standards are significant elements for a company to secure operations and prove their compliance with local and regional regulations. There are numerous standards of general importance, such as ISO 27xxx; others only apply to certain sectors or functions, such as PCI DSS. In this Expert View, teknowlogy gives an overview of the most important standards for which a buyer should ask service providers for certification in order to make sure that compliance is not at risk by using a certain service provider. Adopting the most relevant certifications and standards provides a proof to ensure the digital confidence required by enterprises and organizations.