Welcome to part 4 of the FairWarning® for Salesforce business blog post series: Compliance. Organizations have moved to cloud-based services to enable a more agile and secure environment, offering a broad range of benefits for both the organization and its customers. With these advanced benefits come the ever-present (and increasing) responsibilities of achieving regulatory compliance. In this post, we will walk you through Cloud Vendor Characteristics to consider when looking to achieve cloud compliance using applications such as FairWarning® for Salesforce.
Achieving Compliance Through Cloud Applications
Chances are your business is leveraging the power of cloud technology, and has a network of cloud-based applications to run your business-critical functions. With increased benefits comes the responsibility of regulatory compliance. No matter the size and scope of your business, regulatory compliance requirements make no exceptions. So, when choosing a cloud application, it’s important for an organization to select an application that will aid in cloud compliance and improve your security posture, not create more risk.
For example, adding additional cloud applications into your network can create security and compliance vulnerabilities if not properly vetted. If the applications don’t integrate – then you will possibly need to achieve compliance for each application, separately.
With FairWarning® for Salesforce, you can integrate the solution with a multitude of applications within your network (over 350) so you can reduce manual processes not just in your Salesforce application, but throughout your entire network.
Question Your Compliance Posture:
Some other compliance factors to consider should begin with the following questions:
- How long am I required to store my data?
- Where does my data reside?
- Who has access to my data?
- Are my cloud applications secure?
- Is my data organized to aid in e-discovery?
FairWarning® can aid in compliance with many of these questions.
Whether you have a dedicated team to maintain compliance or the responsibility falls solely upon yourself, manual processes to prove compliance can be cumbersome and costly. Below is chart that exemplifies the cost of compliance for a team of four people. Using FairWarning® for Salesforce, you can reduce manual processes and save time and valuable resources.
PCI – FairWarning® maps to PCI DSS 3.0, Requirement 10
FINRA – FairWarning® maps to Cybersecurity Reports on risk assessments, technical controls, and incident response
FFIEC – FairWarning® maps to Objective 6 implementing controls and Objective 8 monitoring processes
NY State Cybersecurity Rule – FairWarning® maps to Section 500.06 Audit Trails and Section 500.14 Monitoring
HIPAA – FairWarning® maps to OCR Phase 2 HIPAA Audits in the area of Audit Controls
SEC – FairWarning® maps to Subpart E of Safeguard Procedures, “The Safeguards Rule,” and Part 314 Safeguarding Customer Information
FCA – FairWarning® maps to Data Security sections in Part 1: Chapter 5 and Part 2: Chapter 6
Cybersecurity regulation will continue to increase in 2017 and beyond. When selecting a cloud vendor, it’s important to choose a partner that will not only provide a solution for your business needs, but also help bolster compliance. Using FairWarning® for Salesforce, you can decrease the time spent on manual processes for achieving compliance, while strengthening your posture.