SecurEnds Cloud Compliance Module: Strengthening Cloud Security & Compliance in 2024

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SecurEnds Cloud Compliance Module: Strengthening Cloud Security & Compliance in 2024

AWS, GCP and Azure operate under a shared responsibility model, where both the cloud service provider and the customer or organization have distinct responsibilities for ensuring regulatory compliance and security.

While cloud vendor manages the security of the cloud infrastructure, such as the physical facilities and virtualization infrastructure, customers are responsible for securing their data, configuring access controls, and implementing security measures within their applications and environments.

For example, in the case of AWS, it provides encryption services to protect data in transit and at rest, but it’s the customer’s responsibility to enable and manage encryption keys to safeguard sensitive information stored in Amazon S3 buckets or databases like Amazon RDS.

Due to this division of responsibilities and adoption of multiple clouds, cyber attackers can exploit the weak cloud security controls and gaps in cross-domain visibility at an increasing pace. One of the precipitating factors is that during the migration to cloud environments, the DevOps team assumes ownership of the infrastructure, leaving the compliance and security teams with limited visibility.

Notably, compliance frameworks play a pivotal role in guiding organizations toward compliance and security hardening, providing structured guidelines and best practices to measure security posture effectively. Safeguarding the AWS infrastructure is paramount amidst evolving cyber threats, necessitating proactive measures to protect cloud assets and uphold compliance standards.

SecurEnds offers a comprehensive solution for AWS compliance scanning through its Cloud Compliance Module, featuring hundreds of controls and benchmarks including NIST, PCI, HIPAA, and SOC2. By consolidating multiple controls into a single platform, SecurEnds streamlines the compliance assessment process, eliminating the need for context-switching between different tools.

Additionally, its intuitive interface and interactive dashboard facilitate compliance staff in interpreting scan results. For instance, they can quickly identify which users have Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) enabled, assess the status of encryption on sensitive data, or determine whether network access controls are properly configured. Once risks are identified, GRC analysts can develop remediation plans to address misconfigurations, security gaps, and adopt recommended controls to prevent future occurrences.

AWS compliance scanning with SecurEnds is a proactive step toward strengthening organizational security posture and meeting regulatory requirements. Leveraging SecurEnds’ comprehensive suite of controls and benchmarks ensures the integrity and security of AWS infrastructure, mitigating the risk of data breaches and compliance violations. Continuous scanning is essential, as assessments are ongoing tasks. Regular AWS scanning with SecurEnds ensures timely detection and remediation of misconfigurations.

Are you confident that your AWS environment is secure enough to pass a HIPAA or SOC 2 audit? Don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact us today to schedule a demo of our Cloud Compliance Module.

✍ Article by Abhi Kumar Sood