Reducing the Burden of Continuous Security and Compliance

In today's digitalized business environment, security and compliance must be organic components of an organization's day-to-day operations. In a perfect world, system and software compliance would be guaranteed and security issues would never show up at your door. There would be no panicked scramble the moment you heard the words "compliance audit" and you could sit back confident in the knowledge that your security and compliance houses are in order.

Compliant Today Doesn't Mean Compliant Forever

This isn't a perfect world, and compliance poses an ongoing challenge for many DevOps teams. Some of the most notable challenges include the following:

  • DevOps teams lack the time and expertise to truly keep on top of compliance controls.
  • They are overwhelmed by the vast number of tasks required to stay compliant.
  • They struggle to align security controls across multiple divisions and systems.
  • They are caught out by external audit reports that find issues which fall outside the scope of internal audit frameworks.

These pain points not only put pressure on teams to fulfill compliance and change management tasks, but can be a huge drain on budgets that could otherwise be used to fund strategic projects. That's not to mention the risk of allocating compliance responsibilities to members of staff who lack expertise in this area and whose skills would be better focused on development and product delivery.

Better Compliance Through Automation

Continuous security and compliance can help to alleviate and eliminate these pain points by increasing control and visibility while also reducing day-to-day overheads and responsibilities. However, for many organizations, continuous compliance can result in tasks and responsibilities that are much more resource intensive and time consuming than current practices. What's required is a way to implement a solution that automates continuous compliance and takes the burden away from your teams.
By implementing a continuous compliance solution, such as Chef Compliance, you can automate many of the security and compliance processes you are currently handling manually. Once configured with your own compliance templates and rules, Chef will automatically scan your systems to check whether they meet internal and external regulatory standards. By implementing an automated continuous compliance solution, organizations can experience massive time and cost savings, improved operational efficiency and enhanced accuracy.

Taking Continuous Security and Compliance One Step Further

However, the problem doesn't quite end with automating continuous security and compliance tasks. There is still a significant amount of administrative overhead involved with managing compliance solutions like Chef and ensuring they are doing their job properly.
Taking things one step further with a fully managed continuous compliance service eliminates the need to oversee configuration and monitoring and reduces manual work to an absolute minimum. A fully managed continuous compliance service increases transparency and efficiency, enforces policies, and reduces the time and cost involved with deploying future solutions.
What's more, auditors love it when you can show them critical compliance features such as archival log monitoring records and how your system is configured.

Reducing the Continuous Compliance Burden

At Ingenium Solutions, we offer customized DevOps toolchains designed to help you deliver software faster and better, and most importantly, to ensure that continuous compliance is an organic part of the development process.

Our fully managed service allows our clients to reduce administrative overheads and instead focus on core operations that deliver high value to the business. We can provide a ready-to-use, scalable, agile continuous security and compliance environment and manage all back-end operations on your behalf.

Speak to our experts today to find out more about reducing your compliance overhead and adopting a more agile methodology across your DevOps teams.