What is Cloud Asset Compliance?
Cloud asset compliance is the process of monitoring and managing cloud assets to ensure that they comply with organizational policies and external regulations. This involves the implementation of processes and technologies to detect and respond to security risks, as well as the implementation of audit and reporting procedures.
Examples of Cloud Asset Compliance
Some examples of the types of regulatory standards and requirements that cloud asset compliance tools and services can help organizations meet include data privacy laws, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA); data security standards, such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
; and industry-specific regulations, such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) requirements for financial services firms.
Features of Cloud Asset Compliance Services
Cloud asset compliance tools and services may include features, such as:
- Compliance assessments: These tools help organizations assess the compliance of their cloud assets and identify any potential risks or issues.
- Compliance monitoring: These tools monitor an organization's cloud assets in real time and alert administrators if any non-compliant activity is detected.
- Compliance reporting: These tools generate reports on the compliance status of an organization's cloud assets, which can be used to demonstrate compliance to auditors or regulators.
- Compliance training: Some cloud platforms offer training and education resources to help organizations understand and meet compliance requirements.