Compliance is a critical element of modern business. It needs to be continuously maintained if organisations want to avoid falling foul of increasingly large fines and penalties.
In today’s world, almost every enterprise finds it difficult to adhere to compliance-related requirements because they are complex, big in terms of data, number employees and IT assets. Additionally, enterprises like fortune 500 companies have their global presence and therefore also have to face challenges because of varied laws, rules, regulations and standards. Meeting compliance standards plays an important role in making sure the business is secure.
Go to market strategies and speed to deliver, keeps changing the IT infrastructure landscape dynamically and directly affects the compliance. At the same time, it is expected that the compliance activities must function as a business enabler and be an organic component of every enterprise’s daily processes.
The biggest mistake enterprises make is thinking, “If I was compliant during last audit, I’m compliant forever.” At the same time, regulatory standards, IT infrastructure and compliance requirements change all the time. There is also a growing skills gap too; the reality is that IT teams often don’t have the right skillset internally to ensure cross-organisational compliance with constantly shifting industry regulations. It requires monitoring and review, to ensure that the data is as protected as it was at the first-time compliance audit and applicable compliance standard, regulations are still in effect. This is the number one step for maintaining continuous compliance and reducing business risk for a potential data breach.
Typically, it is observed that many enterprises face following issues while meeting compliance obligations:
• Maintaining up to date IT Asset inventory
• Identify critical assets storing, processing, and transmitting sensitive data
• Risky firewall rule sets go undetected
• Non-compliant user access scenarios not flagged
• In-scope assets not reporting logs
• In-scope assets missed from vulnerability scans
• Critical, overlooked vulnerabilities due to volume
Enterprises can reduce their audit fatigue by ensuring “continuous compliance.” The enterprises can undergo compliance requirements, satisfy all of them, and then continuously maintain the state by using continuous compliance. Enterprises can be audited at any time, at any point in the year.
What is Continuous Compliance?
Continuous compliance is a Software as a Service offering from ControlCase where it continuously reviews your IT compliance posture to ensure you are meeting IT regulations and standards that apply to your organization. Continuous compliance ensures that IT teams are always prepared to face audits rather than responding reactively to audit requests.
How does ControlCase Continuous Compliance Solution help enterprises?
ControlCase collects and monitors important data feeds from customer IT infrastructure such as SIEM, Vulnerability Scanners, Data discovery, Identity, and access management etc. ControlCase Continuous Compliance Solution uses innovative and highly effective data analysis technology and provides you with actionable insights based on gaps, risks, and assets in scope. ControlCase provides unified dashboard for Continuous Compliance using flagship online console called SkyCAM which provides instant glance for the compliance and non-compliance status. This is extremely important for organisations who need to quickly achieve compliance across their IT, such as PCI DSS, ISO 27001, GDPR, HIPAA, SOC2 compliance/regulations. Continuous Compliance help CISOs, CSOs, Chief Compliance Officers and other stakeholders who must ensure regulatory compliance within their organizations.
If you want to put an end to audit fatigue, visit our Continuous Compliance page.