In today’s world, almost every enterprise finds it difficult to adhere to compliance-related requirements because they are complex and moreover these companies are flying blind about the risks of not meeting compliance as their main business is not security or compliance. For them, Compliance is time consuming, complex, and often appears disconnected from our “real” work.
Go to market strategies and speed to deliver, keeps changing the IT infrastructure landscape dynamically and directly affect compliance. Further, today compliance means more than meeting the requirements of a one-time or periodic audit. The compliance environment evolves continuously and therefore requires organizations to demonstrate ongoing attainment of the minimum standard of performance.
The biggest mistake enterprises make is thinking, “If I was compliant during the last audit, I’m compliant forever.” At the same time, regulatory standards, IT infrastructure and compliance requirements change all the time. 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 the 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 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 a unified dashboard for Continuous Compliance using flagship online console called SkyCAM which provides instant glance for compliance and non-compliance status. This is extremely important for organizations that 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.