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Our work, both with clients and with tools, has lead us to wonder how it is that organizations are handling compliance issues in
By: Don MacVittie
Dec. 20, 2017 09:00 AM
Our work, both with clients and with tools, has lead us to wonder how it is that organizations are handling compliance issues in the cloud. The big cloud vendors offer compliance for their infrastructure, but the shared responsibility model requires that you take certain steps to meet compliance requirements.
Which lead us to start poking around a little more. We wanted to get a picture of what was available, and how it was being used. There is a lot of fluidity in this space, as in all things cloud. The fact that DevOps Security plays into the cloud compliance model – particularly in dynamic cloud environments – makes it even more fluid.
We’ve found the following options are the ones most frequently being pursued in cloud deployments for industries that need to meet compliance requirements.
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Due to the rate of change that both agile and DevOps introduce, we see this type of automation as the direction of the future, but it is too early to say how soon in the future. The simple fact is that Security and Compliance teams were already overburdened, and automation is the only thing that will allow them to stay ahead of the curve. The question is how fast the tools can both mature and engender trust amongst those responsible for corporate compliance.
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