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The Future Of Audit & Compliance Is…Facebook?

November 20th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments
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I’ve had an ephiphany.  The future is coming wherein we’ll truly have social security…

As the technology and operational models of virtualization and cloud computing mature and become operationally ubiquitous, ultimately delivering on the promise of agile, real-time service delivery via extreme levels of automation, the ugly necessities of security, audit and risk assessment will also require an evolution via automation to leverage the same.

At some point, that means the automated collection and overall assessment of posture (from a security, compliance, and risk perspective) will automagically occur (lest we continue to be the giant speed bump we’re described to be,) and pop out indicatively with glee with an end result of “good,” “bad,” or “pass,” “fail,” not unlike one of those in-flesh turkey thermometers that indicates doneness once a pre-set temperature is reached.

What does that have to do with Facebook?


When we’ve all been sucked into the collective hive of the InterCloud matrix, the CISO/assessor/auditor/regulator will look at the score, the resultant assertions and the supporting artifacts gathered via automation and simply click on a button:

You see, the auditor/regulator really is your friend. 😉

It’s a cruel future.  We’re all Zuck’d.


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