Advantages of Integrating Security and Compliance Risks with Remediation
Organizations may be well aware of the security and compliance risks that their data assets face. They may even have apt remediation plans in place. Still, there are instances of data breaches, even in large and well-established organizations. Where, then, lies the mistake?
Many organizations suffer from a disconnect between their security and compliance risks and remediation. These two may seem like two disparate entities, but the truth is that they must go hand-in-hand to ensure flawless security of your organization’s data.
Here are the advantages of integrating security and compliance risks with remediation:
It saves your time
In case of a data security breach, the more time you take to initiate adequate remediation of an imminent cyber threat, the more business you are likely to lose. Integrating both security and compliance risks with remediation saves your organization a lot of time spent on figuring out what remediation step needs to be taken to eliminate a particular threat. In an integrated system, each security and compliance risk is linked to a remediation step, which makes it is easy to identify the progress and effectiveness of your remediation efforts.
It promotes the judicious use of financial and human resources
When security and compliance assessments and remediation efforts are segregated from each other, the number of person-hours, and hence the human and financial resources, required to finish these tasks is naturally going to be higher. Once integrated, these processes become more streamlined, easy to pursue and thus, less resource-consuming.
It makes it easier to automate risk remediation
Automation has the potential to radically change the way in which information security works. Automation of remediation efforts requires that cyber risks identified in the software be directly linked with the ways in which they can and will be remediated and eliminated. However, when security and compliance risks are disconnected from remediation measures, the risk-remediation alignment and automation become difficult. Therefore, think of integrating risks with remediation if you are looking to automate risk remediation in your organization.
It enables better compliance and security monitoring
When integrating compliance and security risks with remediation, each specific risk is directly connected to a corresponding remediation measure that will help eliminate the risk should it become live. Therefore, upon detection of cyber threat, remediation measures can immediately be started. This holds true even for risks being discovered and identified in real-time. Thus, integration of risks and remediation enables better monitoring of compliance and security issues and the progress of associated remediation steps.
It enhances the visibility of your risks and remediation efforts
Integrating risks and remediation greatly improves the visibility of both your compliance and security risks as well as the remediation efforts. When risks and remediation are directly linked to each other, you can easily track the progress of remediation as well as the revised impact of the risks being remediated.
No matter what industry you belong to or what scale of business operations you run, active remediation of your information security and compliance risks is the goal one must meet to achieve a healthy security posture. Given the advantages mentioned above, integrating risks with remediation takes you several steps closer to this goal.