CSP assesses and builds on the mindset that "everyone is responsible
for security" with the goal of safely distributing security decisions at speed
and scale to those who hold the highest level of context without sacrificing the safety required.
Security by Design (sbD) is a security assurance approach that formalizes your cloud Identity design, automates security controls and auditing. This approach towards security ensures compliance at scale across multiple industries including healthcare, finance, pharmaceutical, and other highly regulated verticals regardless of what cloud you have investments on.
SbD is our approach when helping you design your cloud security strategy; It calls for ensuring compliance in all phases including the planning in the following areas:
First and foremost; SbD calls for the automation of security baselines including Security as Code (SaC), Audit Controls, Operating Systems, Services and apps running in your cloud. This aligns with the DevSecOps practice which aims to automate and describe your infrastructure with code
We take a phased approach when we implement Security by Design.
We document your specific security requirements, which include policies, roles, groups etc. We then document the controls you operate in your cloud and decide what security rules you may need to enforce.
Define the cloud configuration you require, which may include the following:
We use open source tried-n-true standard tools such as Terraform and Ansible to provide you with a modern way to version, deploy and manage your cloud, even when you have a multi-cloud strategy, which based on our years of experience; many large enterprise clients do.
Define Templates for your cloud infrastructure (IaC). Every major cloud has its own templating method, however, we believe you must stay cloud agnostic and therefore use open source tools like Terraform to define your infrastructure and manage it at scale.Using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) ensures compliance, repeatability, and fast provisioning to any cloud. It also ensures that your team follows a standard and best practices when provisioning new resources in the cloud. Templates help all of your team stay in compliance given the previous security controls designed around your infrastructure where these templates are used.
Validation. In this phase, we validate all of your configurations to ensure it has no loopholes and operates as expected. Security by Design ensures you achieve success in the following key areas:
The end result is a fully automated environment(s) that does not have security as an afterthought but rather baked in from the initial design blueprint.
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Regulatory compliance is when a company obeys the laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications that pertain to its business. Here are a few practical examples from TechTarget:
In a global economy, it is also necessary to be aware of the laws that are enforced not just pertaining to your industry but also in the countries where your customers live.
To increase security in your cloud, you must follow automated cloud security and compliance procedures. In fact, cloud computing lends itself very well to many features of automation. Here are a few ways that automating the security controls and processes for your cloud server enhances your security.
Benefits of Cloud Security Automation
Reduced time spent on security operations: Automated responses are often happening in the background, running faster than IT professionals could run manual processes, and work time spent on security is reduced by having personnel involved only at certain points.