Compliance In Public Cloud
Automated Compliance Scanning
The Cost of Ensuring Compliance
For regulated industries, ensuring your infrastructure meets required standards is a must. Recently, the Center for Internet Security (CIS) released a benchmark for secure AWS infrastructure configuration. Benchmarks are also underway for Azure and Google Cloud infrastructure from CIS. Beyond these foundational cloud benchmarks, additional compliance specifications are often required, depending on what industry you’re in.
Understanding how these standards apply to your configured cloud infrastructure can be a challenging and expensive endeavor. For most companies, audits are not a one time occurrence; true compliance requires continually rechecking infrastructure. Because of the dynamic nature of cloud resources, organizations need a better way to automate compliance checks of cloud based infrastructure.
Point in Time Audits
Many companies hire external firms to do initial assessments of their overall compliance. This is a great way to get the knowledge and guidance required for certification. However, staying compliant requires a more thoughtful strategy around automating the controls required, tracking changes and enforcing those controls with stakeholders across the organization.
Manual assessments of infrastructure are costly and make it difficult to recertify and ensure you stay in compliance over time. The trend towards more frequent compliance checking has made one time or manual audits an impractical solution to today’s growing security requirements. Organizations are expected to keep a continual watch on their infrastructure, and this requires an automated compliance solution.
CloudCoreo automates the compliance checking of your AWS infrastructure. This enables you to quickly understand your cloud assets and any needed security controls for reaching compliance standards.