The Importance of Security Monitoring to Achieving Compliance in the Cloud

Monitoring is the most reliable method of identifying and tracking users who are accessing data on company systems. Whether you’re on the lookout for an unauthorized employee viewing confidential patient data, or a malicious outsider trying to steal cardholder data, monitoring is indispensable to a strong security posture.

As well, monitoring is a requirement for just about every major compliance framework and regulation, from PCI DSS to HIPAA and beyond. For the sake of this post, we’ll be focusing on security monitoring requirements for PCI DSS and HIPAA, two of the most widely applicable regulations today.

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Proactive Software Testing Meets Proactive Security Monitoring at Applause

Software bugs, like security vulnerabilities, can crop up in unexpected places, and the only way you can really be prepared for them is by testing and monitoring in real-world scenarios. Lab testing can only go so far when it comes to software performance (and security vulnerabilities, for that matter), and that’s exactly how Applause came about. We realized there was a big opportunity to create a new way to test software, websites, mobile apps and other digital properties using a global community of professional testers that could actually test on real devices in real locations under real-world conditions.

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Monitorama 2016: Monitoring Tools and the People Who Use Them

If I learned one thing at Monitorama 2016 in Portland, Oregon, it’s this: it has never been easier to monitor your infrastructure. Not only have the tools come a long way in the last few years, but the community and perspectives on monitoring have rallied as well, by focusing on the people who build and use monitoring systems.

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