Better Understanding Compliance in the Cloud
There are many things that are stressful within a business, achieving regulatory compliance for IT systems might be near the top of that list. A task that is challenging has become even more challenging with the responsibility of achieving compliancy in the cloud.
The number of regulatory mandates that apply to on-premises environments must also be achieved within the cloud, including GDPR, HIPAA, NIST, and PCI DSS. This means your team needs to familiarize themselves with multiple regulations and best practice frameworks and know how to apply them to on-premises and cloud platforms.
There is also the complication that presents itself with a shared responsibility model. How are the security responsibilities divided between cloud service providers and their customers? Traditionally, the cloud provider is responsible for the security of the cloud platform itself, and the business is responsible for the applications and data stored in the cloud.
In today’s competitive market, businesses push for speed when rolling out a new product or service, to try to gain a leg up on the competition. This sometimes can lead to shortcuts happening, such as improper cloud configurations or eliminating necessary security privileges. Not taking the time to manually verify security best practices often gets lost in battle for speed.
A business needs broad visibility into cloud platforms and tools that automate the tracking of potential problems, such as misconfigurations. This solution is called cloud security posture management. This solution allows a business to apply abstract compliance standards to their specific cloud configurations, giving them the visibility and monitoring capabilities required to ensure compliance.
Meeting compliance requirements and implementing the least privilege in the cloud requires a multi-layered approach to security. This is an approach your company should not take lightly. Need help with defining your security posture and meeting your regulatory compliance requirements? Let the team at 2W Tech help! We are a technology solutions provider specializing in solutions for the manufacturing industry.