Moving at the speed of cloud. You have heard us say that about a couple different areas of our business a time or two. Miles per hour? Dead. This is the new digital reality, speed limits be damned. (This is starting to sound like a digital autobahn… what can we say? We’re car people.)
The adoption of cloud computing has been a huge source of disruption for businesses across the map, due, in part, to the rapid speed of change, and the decentralized implementation of cloud infrastructure within an organization. This adoption has led to incredible innovation and has brought forth many opportunities to grow in unprecedented ways.
Innovation and growth! Full speed ahead! But, wait… didn’t you also hear “decentralized implementation” and “rapid speed of change”? Those are a couple items that we as cybersecurity professionals feel it is our obligation to highlight. These two items in particular open up your organization to many vulnerabilities and potential opportunities for non-compliance in certain industries, and even cyber attacks.
In the pre-cloud world, IT teams were able to manage business applications and infrastructure centrally, with tight governance. As cloud implementation ramped up, this management has undergone a large shift throughout the organization and has left the sole hands of IT and has found its way to members and teams throughout the organization.
While, again, this creates so much more opportunity for agility and growth in some areas of an organization, it can drag down another by creating a strain on IT teams who are now needing to react and adapt to a sprawling infrastructure, and by creating vulnerabilities where there weren’t any before.
What if this trade off wasn’t necessary? Could you get the best of both worlds? That’s where Governance as Code comes in.
What is Governance as Code?
Just as the practice of Infrastructure as Code changed the way deployment and configuration of your applications and infrastructure was managed, Governance as Code moves your governance, including implementing best security practices, adhering to compliance requirements and standards, and allocating business resources, away from a manual, human-based approach to a more consistent, efficient, and highly repeatable code-based approach.
While human hands are still involved across the organization in a number of applications, Governance as Code systems act as an overall guiding hand to help users adhere to organizational best practices.
Many are experiencing audit nightmares having to dig through mountains of evidence to show auditors or internal stakeholders. Because everything is “code” in this scenario, it’s already there – and reporting on deficiencies, as well as areas in the green, is a straightforward exercise.
The Fishtech team has built a platform to solve the problem of mapping and enforcing infrastructure as code against compliance frameworks, utilizing a custom policy engine.
Our goal is to help enable customers to automate business processes by combining technology and compliance. By doing so, we are looking to eliminate the worry for customers who are wondering if they are secure while also increasing efficiencies within the business.
If you are looking to harness the speed of the cloud while keeping your organization efficient, compliant, and secure using Governance as Code, fill out the form below, and we will put you in contact with one of our experts.
Stay safe, and we’ll talk to you soon.