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How MSSPs Can Better Manage Multiple Security Compliance Frameworks
Ensuring that your clients' networks and systems are secure and compliant with a variety of different frameworks and regulations can be a challenging task, especially when you are working with hundreds of clients who may be subject to different compliance requirements. In this blog, we will explore the difficulties that MSSPs face when working with multiple compliance frameworks at the same time and how this is related to the growing number of SaaS vendors. We will also suggest three ways that MSSPs can streamline their workflow to make compliance management more efficient and effective.
According to a recent survey, MSSPs are struggling to keep up with the growing number of compliance requirements. Nearly 75% of respondents reported that they find it difficult to keep track of all the different frameworks and regulations that they need to comply with. This is not surprising, given the increasing number of SaaS vendors that are entering the market. These vendors often have their own compliance requirements, which can add an additional layer of complexity for MSSPs.
The challenge of working with multiple compliance frameworks at the same time can have serious consequences for MSSPs and their clients. Non-compliance can lead to fines, legal action, and damage to a company's reputation. It can also put sensitive data at risk, which can have serious implications for both the MSSP and its clients.
So how can MSSPs streamline their workflow to make compliance management more efficient and effective? Here are three suggestions:
Use automation to your advantage
Automation can help you to keep track of compliance requirements and apply updates more efficiently. For example, you can use automated patch management tools to scan your clients' systems for vulnerabilities and apply patches or updates as needed. You can also use automation to streamline your compliance reporting process, which can help you to track progress and identify any bottlenecks or inefficiencies in your process.
Collaborate with other teams
Another way to streamline your workflow is to collaborate with other teams, such as your clients' IT teams or your own internal teams. By working together, you can share knowledge and resources and divide the workload more efficiently. For example, you can leverage the expertise of your clients' IT teams to help you identify and fix vulnerabilities, or you can collaborate with your own internal teams to share best practices and streamline your processes.
Invest in a Cybersecurity Service Automation platform
A third way to streamline your workflow is to invest in a Cybersecurity Service Automation platform. This is a software solution that integrates and automates the compliance process for team members. With a Cybersecurity Service Automation platform, you can automate tasks such as vulnerability scanning, patch management, and reporting, which can significantly reduce the time it takes to manage compliance. In addition, a Cybersecurity Service Automation platform can provide a centralized location for all of your compliance efforts, which can help you to track progress and identify any bottlenecks or inefficiencies in your process. A key benefit to look for in a Cybersecurity Service Automation platform is cross-mapping between different frameworks, which can make it easier to ensure compliance with multiple regulations at the same time.
In conclusion, working with multiple compliance frameworks at the same time can be a challenging task for MSSPs. The growing number of SaaS vendors is adding an additional layer of complexity to the process. To streamline their workflow, MSSPs can use automation, collaborate with other teams, and invest in a Cybersecurity Service Automation platform. By taking these steps, MSSPs can better protect their clients' networks and systems and ensure compliance with a variety of different frameworks and save time in the process.