Why automation is crucial for security and compliance

Why automation is crucial for security and compliance

Why automation is crucial for security and compliance

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In this macro climate, automated compliance has become essential for organizations of all sizes. Compliance done in the old-fashioned manual way cannot keep up with the proliferation of security regulations, build a truly effective security posture, or achieve compliance results.

Automation also provides immense value to small businesses that may not have the in-house expertise they need to deploy and strengthen the security posture that meets industry standards or in-depth security audits and infrastructure today. This is especially crucial in healthcare, finance, and other highly regulated environments, where ongoing compliance can make or break a business, especially when a SOC 2 and DOD level audit is still expected.

True ongoing monitoring and demonstration of an excellent security posture is also essential to not only demonstrate that you are a company that cares about your customer data and mitigates risk, but can also help unlock customer transactions. most important ones that need a particular level of security, help businesses gain and maintain trust with customers and more.

“The move to automation is absolutely necessary,” says Chad McAvoy, VP DevOps, CIO and co-founder of AdaptX. “The cost and level of expertise you need, the resources required and the management required are simply untenable otherwise. You simply can’t be compliant – and by compliance I mean continuously, not at some point – without this kind of infrastructure automation.

As comprehensive as the spreadsheet or checklist for a traditional compliance audit may be, it only captures a single point in time, adds Kaitlin Pettersen, vice president of customer experience at Vanta.

“Ongoing, ongoing monitoring and verification is absolutely essential,” she says. “For me and the companies I work with, the software companies partner with is a priority – they want to know that the company wasn’t just compliant two months ago on a Tuesday. They want to understand what went wrong. was put in place and found to be in compliance that Tuesday, and then what has been done every day since.

The Automated Compliance Difference

Automated security and compliance platforms like Vanta are smartly integrated into a company’s technology stack to provide continuous monitoring. It functions as a centralized repository for all items required in different compliance standards, including evidence, documentation, SLAs, processes, policies, etc., cross-referenced with compliance controls.

Since the platform is compliance-focused and constantly observes your environment, it alerts you when your environment is no longer compliant with the SLAs you have set or that are compliant with industry standards , or events such as people onboarding and leaving, security training, and policy acceptance. . Compliance-driven observability means that infrastructure configuration changes are immediately reported in real time and the appropriate personnel are alerted so that any issues can be resolved immediately.

“This significantly reduces costs. It takes stress off my organization,” says McAvoy. “I can continue to have my highly trained security and compliance people work on other topics related to our infrastructure and our security in general. »

Build a security framework

Whether you’re building a security framework for the first time or simply adopting a new approach, the best defense is a good offense, says Pettersen, if only because non-compliance comes at a significant cost. Whether it’s official penalties, blocking or slowing down your sales team when they try to close a deal with a hesitant prospect, or the cost of their reputation, preventative measures are key.

“Your security framework should mitigate risk,” she says. “Eliminate having to clean up a mess by creating this excellent security posture, leveraging automation and smart software to help you get there. Save time and money and avoid going to waste. ‘old. Recognize that it’s not a set and forget about that sort of thing. You want to avoid any pain and cost associated with cleaning.

To learn more about why automating security and compliance is crucial, how automation platforms help mitigate risk and reduce costs, mistakes to avoid and more, don’t miss this VB On-Demand event!

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  • Move compliance beyond a checkbox approach
  • Securing client companies and increasing your turnover
  • The financial and reputational cost of data breaches
  • How to reduce your business risk
  • Market-leading methods to continuously improve your security
  • Prove your gold standard compliance to prospects
  • And more!


  • Chad McAvoyVP DevOps & CIO, Co-founder, AdaptX
  • Kaitlin PettersenVice President of Customer Experience, Vanta
  • Tim KearySecurity Editor, VentureBeat (moderator)

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