Compliance is one of the greatest challenges faced by organizations today. Observing regulatory compliance audit policies is a requisite for every organization. Sensitive enterprise data is always at a risk of being compromised; therefore it has become a mandate to secure sensitive information by establishing network security processes and meeting the guidelines of regulatory bodies.
Regulatory compliance standards such as PCI DSS , FISMA, GLBA, SOX, ISO 27001 and HIPAA require organizations to monitor their network in real-time, ensuring high levels of security for their confidential enterprise assets and provide network compliance audit reports to auditors when demanded.
It is critical for organizations to observe the regulatory compliance audit guidelines since being non-compliant to the regulatory standards can result in severe penalties.
To meet all compliance requirements, organizations are required to take proactive measures to establish network security processes for detecting network anomalies, attacks and other vulnerabilities that can cause harm to the sensitive information of the enterprise. Organizations must fulfill the requirements of the compliance auditor by producing compliance reports such as PCI DSS , FISMA, GLBA, SOX, HIPAA, ISO 27001 etc. also demonstrate the security measures taken to curb their network from being compromised.
Regulatory bodies also require organizations to retain log data, of their network devices and applications, for long periods, thereby allowing the auditors to authenticate security incidents by checking the audit trails from the log data.