Azure governance, risk & compliance

Nordcloud an IBM company

Briefing session on how to deal with Governance, Risk management and Compliance (GRC) in an Azure cloud environment to remove blockers and enable innovation on Azure.

In this briefing session, Nordcloud GRC advisors will give you insight in how to enable and boost your Azure journey with the use of cloud native and proven governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) to align with business objectives and regulatory compliance requirements.

Based on our extensive experience and standards/frameworks (like ISO27K, ISAE3402, SOC, CSA-CMM), we will guide you through the most important topics, how to approach challenges and what is different in a cloud environment compared to classical data centre IT. We will show you concrete examples of real life customer projects and inform you about the do’s and don'ts, supercharging and securing your Azure journey.

Based on this first briefing session, Nordcloud can support you on your GRC journey. Using one of our GRC workshops we will focus on your cloud GRC maturity, governance setup and cloud migration risks to be able to quickly identify white spots and high risk areas. Subsequently we can execute a more detailed GRC maturity assessment identifying your GRC maturity, mapping this to CSA-CMM and drafting a GRC roadmap.

Why is GRC so important?

  1. For every cloud journey, you need to properly govern your cloud activities. Not only to prevent gaps or duplicates in cloud management activities, but also to integrate with business processes (like identity, security, cost or portfolio management).
  2. To understand and manage your cloud risks properly. Not only on technical level, but also in business context. And not once, but continuously.
  3. In every industry, not only the heavily regulated ones (like financial, health, pharma), compliance demands must be met. This is both important to meet regulations (like GDPR), as it is to guarantee reliable processing of data.
  4. In the ever changing business environment, cloud possibilities and user requirements, you need to become and stay compliant. This requires a high level of understanding, governance and automation.