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6 Steps for Ensuring Continuous Compliance in a Complex, Hybrid IT Environment

  • 6 Steps for Ensuring Continuous Compliance in a Complex, Hybrid IT Environment-

    Documentation

    Documentation of procedures and network security change activities is needed to support the audits. Other ways to demonstrate regulatory and internal compliance include reporting, change audits and history (audit trails), as well as recertification of rules and security policies.

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6 Steps for Ensuring Continuous Compliance in a Complex, Hybrid IT Environment

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    Documentation

    Documentation of procedures and network security change activities is needed to support the audits. Other ways to demonstrate regulatory and internal compliance include reporting, change audits and history (audit trails), as well as recertification of rules and security policies.

CISOs and their network security teams are under increasing pressure to adhere to an expanding "alphabet soup" of regulatory requirements that have a direct impact on the enterprise network. On top of that, every business has its own internal policies and best practice workflows to follow. One way to reduce the compliance enforcement and audit-readiness burden is to work toward the goal of continuous compliance — attaining a state where all compliance requirements are met, and then continuously maintaining that state.

Even with the many challenges of managing today's complex IT environment, it's possible to achieve continuous compliance through proper organization, thorough processes and technology automation. In this slideshow, Ellen Fischl Bodner, Tufin, has identified six steps that are critical to ensuring continuous compliance.