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The Cloud and How it Fits in your GRC Strategy

Aug 1, 2022

James Melchor, Chief Technology Officer at DYOPATH   

Unless cloud computing is their core business, organizations benefit when they get out of IT and focus on what they do best, leaving the technology – and compliance – up to the pros. What they’re often missing is a solid, well-planned GRC (governance, risk and compliance) strategy. One with all the pieces in place to enhance data security and satisfy policies, while managing risks as they arise.  

The amount of cloud-based technology required to be successful has never been higher – and that amounts to more oversight, as well. Yet too many businesses I see get lost in the weeds when it comes to managing their IT, leading to a loss of safety and revenue. In my first blog, I addressed the different types of cloud solutions. I followed it with a blog about unleashing the security of the cloud. A proven Cloud Services Provider can help you design a GRC strategy that aligns your business goals and compliance needs with appropriate cloud-based systems.   

How a Cloud Service Provider Aligns Your Business & GRC Strategy 

Your GRC strategy should provide a framework for how to ensure that your core capabilities remain operational in the event of a critical incident. Even if you have cloud services in place, your provider will make fuller use of it for optimal safety. The strategy should combine good IT processes with appropriate policies. But most growing organizations struggle with IT inadequacies, which is why an industry-leading provider like DYOPATH may be needed to:  

  • Outline the steps and processes that will satisfy regulators 
  • Keep you safe from cyberthreats  
  • Satisfy the demands and concerns of different stakeholders  

Clients in regulated industries today find it easier to manage their compliance in the cloud. Storage diversification is another factor that provides a wider range of options. But collaboration with a well-matched partner is key to success in this area. For example, with a hybrid cloud architecture, your critical operations, data and assets can continue to reside in the private cloud in a way that enables you to scale your operational capacity quickly as your needs fluctuate day to day.  

Address Your Growing Compliance Needs Through the Cloud 

These days, customers and stakeholders alike need to be assured of the confidentiality and safety of their data. Yet ever-evolving threats make it difficult to accomplish this task. In this climate, businesses can no longer afford to overlook regulatory compliance and other governance issues.  

Fortunately, there are many cloud-based platforms focused on compliance operations that can gather security data in order to manage a reliable compliance program. It’s about partnering with experts to make sure everything is configured correctly to satisfy those regulations. A provider like DYOPATH will work with you to choose the right cloud for your IT needs as well as your regulatory requirements. 

We help clients rest easy by customizing solutions that continually encrypt their backups at the source, without negatively impacting data transfers to the cloud. This translates not just to a green light from regulators, but money (and reputations) saved by avoiding shut-downs caused by data breaches. 

Our team of experts at DYOPATH is equipped to assess your system and design the most appropriate cloud security services for your organization, giving you only what you need. Schedule a meeting with a specialist today to find out how our services can be tailored to meet your needs.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. If you’ve been following our campaign, I hope I shed some light on the incredible, untapped potential of the cloud to protect organizations and their IT systems. Learn more about DYOPATH and our diverse cloud services by visiting our website. 

James Melchor, Chief Technology Officer

About the author: As the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at DYOPATH, James Melchor establishes the company’s technical vision and leads all aspects of its technology capabilities development. With more than 20 years of experience evaluating, selecting, and implementing technology solutions, Melchor advises and collaborates with internal departments to improve the security, efficiency and resilience of DYOPATH’S services and client-specific solutions.