The controls observability imperative
The complexity of modern IT environments often creates new ways for technology to fail. Distributed systems are unpredictable. The shift to the cloud and the rise of containerized workloads complicate the secure movement of data between locations or cloud providers. Multi-cloud platforms with multiple service providers make it difficult to strike the right balance between tight controls and agility.
Challenges like these demand new solutions, including the need to have greater visibility into processes and controls. Controls should be considered for every phase, from planning and development to testing and deployment. While successful organizations are prepared to both prevent and acknowledge failure, they all can safeguard against damage with effective controls and continuous monitoring.