For global fortune 500 companies, knowing real time IT compliance status is next to impossible because they are complex, huge in terms of data, number employees and IT assets. These institutions have their global presence and therefore also must comply with varied laws, rules, regulations, and standards. For them, meeting compliance standards plays an important role in making sure the business is secure.
In these large organizations, Security and compliance teams focus on shortening the window of vulnerability, while IT Infrastructure teams concentrate on ensuring performance and availability of business systems. This disconnect result oversight of critical security and compliance gaps which gets uncovered during external audit.
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. 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 maintaining compliance:
- Complying with complicated and new regulations
- Lack of IT compliance management expertise
- Evolving IT landscape in terms of Critical infrastructure in Cloud, On-premise and related network, application, and cloud security aspects
- Deal with huge data produced by enterprise IT and Security System
- Ever expanding attack surface for hackers
- 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
There are tons of checklists and frameworks but what works at the end is a systematic approach to solve all of the above problems and provide actionable finite pointers which can not only satisfy auditor and board of directors but can provide peace of mind to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) or Chief Risk Officers (CRO). That approach is nothing but “Continuous Compliance” by ControlCase where we partner with our customers to make all of this seamless to you without spending months of efforts and you could really see the results within days after starting the engagement.
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 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.