Many IT organizations are struggling going through IT audits. With security and compliance a “make-or-break” issue, IT is bearing the brunt of the workload for this effort. Of course, there is good reason to prioritize security. The stakes are higher than ever and major corporations (e.g. Equifax, Target, ebay, JPMorgan Chase) are being compromised regularly. So it’s smart that organizations are proactively taking steps to assure customers that their data is safe. This means going through any number of IT audits to measure and validate security. In order to meet the requirements of the audit, there are some key tools and systems that can help ensure a successful audit. In this post, we discuss how JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service® supports your IT audit.
Varying IT Audits
While being compliant with a standard doesn’t mean that you are secure and unhackable, it does promote good IT security hygiene and hopefully reduces the risk of a breach.
No two IT audits are exactly alike. The PCI Data Security Standard (for organizations that process credit cards) is different than the HIPAA standard for health care, which is different than others such as GLBA, SOX, and FISMA. Some of these standards are prescriptive and tell IT organizations exactly what’s required and how they will be audited. One audit that falls in this category is the PCI audit. Other regulations are more vague and open to interpretation. HIPAA and SOX could be considered as being more high-level and not as detailed.
There are also critical similarities. In all cases, IT organizations are under tremendous pressure to be successful with the audits that they are subject to. Another key similarity is that each compliance standard deals at some level with identity management. Controlling who has access to what IT resources, and how, is a basic IT control that is critical to satisfy. Compromises occur when the wrong people have access to IT systems. Compliance standards are in the business of preventing these breaches. So it makes sense that all audits emphasize proper identity security practices.
Identity Management Solution for Compliance
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from JumpCloud authored by Jon Griffin. Read the original post at: https://jumpcloud.com/blog/jumpcloud-directory-service-supports-audit/