Compliance in the Cloud in 2018

With cloud compliance increasingly becoming a top priority for enterprises, we are hosting a webinar that will explore how organizations use Evident Security Platform (ESP), and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to automate security and compliance processes in their organization to accomplish more, do it faster, and deliver better results.

Cloud compliance is an issue for any organization using cloud storage or backup services. You can ensure that your organization achieves compliance in the cloud for PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOC2 and other regulatory requirements, but it takes investigation and persistence to get the answers and documentation you need to prove it. Herein lies lies the challenge and often the biggest obstacle for cloud adoption, especially as more data retention and protection rules are introduced around the globe.

Much of the heavy-lifting in regulatory IT compliance comes from ensuring that proper controls are in place over system and data access. During an audit, an organization must be able to prove the level of access that each user has and how those levels are maintained. This is no small endeavour. Preparing for an audit, without leveraging automation, may take an organization the better part of a year. The worst part is that compliance is not measured at a point-in-time, so if your process is not continuous you can fall out of compliance as soon as auditor finishes their report. For example, today’s deployment release has changed the configuration of a service within one of your cloud accounts and boom, you’re right back at square one.

A surprising trend is starting to emerge among organizations who are progressing through the cloud maturity lifecycle: major improvements in revenue growth, customer satisfaction, and mission success are being directly attributed to improvements in security and compliance. Companies are gaining and retaining loyal customers by providing verifiable proof that confidential data and personal information is continuously stored safely and securely. Once thought of as speed bumps in the path to deployment, security and compliance are now seen as critical ingredients that help organizations differentiate their offerings in the market, win more deals, and achieve mission-critical goals faster.

We are hosting a webinar that will explore how organizations like Jive Software and the National Geospatial Agency are using Evident Security Platform (ESP), and Amazon Web Services (AWS) and AWS Quick Starts to automate security and compliance processes in their organization to accomplish more, do it faster, and deliver better results.

Join us on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 for our webinar where we will discuss the steps that you, your CSP, and your SecOps and DevOps teams will need to take when it comes to Compliance in the cloud in 2018.

We invite you to register now, while spaces are still available. Click here to register. – http://info.evident.io/compliance-in-the-cloud-2018-01252018.html

To prepare for the webinar, you might enjoy our overview of PCI compliance, and it will be helpful to understand how to apply continuous monitoring in your cloud environments.