Compliance audits by definition is a sticky subject. It causes people to feel jittery and IT heads become concerned about whether they are in compliance with mandated rules or regulations, and if not, how to understand and keep up with the constantly changing operations.
The concern is not without merit. However, according to RES, ‘a people-centric, policy-automated approach to IT operations, can dramatically reduce the risk of non-compliance.’ It’s a big win for IT teams, compliance managers, and your overall business.
3 changes are needed to ensure IT compliance:
- People-centric — Compliance must be focused on the people, not their devices. An individual’s attributes and work session must be authenticated to ensure proper use of resources.
- Policy-driven — Within IT, compliance policies are governed by processes and user rights aligned with multiple organizations outside the company.
- Automated — It’s nearly impossible to ensure every single policy is enforced, thus, it must be automated to ensure: compliance confidence, real-time, context response, audit-ready documentation, reduced compliance workloads, policy adaptability, and self-service and delegation.