Staying on top of compliance requirements can be challenging for many organizations. Prioritize this task by setting automatic compliance alerts from your cloud environment, ensuring you’ll never fall out of compliance.

What is a GRC system?

GRC stands for governance, risk, and compliance, and in short, refers to all practices that allow an organization to create a bulletproof compliance management system. GRC systems help organizations align their cloud computing with business objectives, and help establish a framework around risk management. 

Perhaps most importantly, a GRC system helps organizations achieve and maintain compliance to operate safely and in accordance with industry regulations. Many companies today rely heavily on cloud systems for everything from workflow to information security, requiring vigilant oversight.

Cloud security can significantly improve your organization’s overall efficiency, but without an effective GRC framework, priorities such as internal auditing, risk management, and compliance updates could suffer. The ZenGRC system can help companies automate much of this work, allowing for seamless cloud service integrations at the same time.

What is GRC used for?

A GRC system is typically used as a hub for managing multiple aspects of your organization in one platform. 

Some of the most sensitive and important functions of your business will fall under the GRC system, from ensuring compliance to running audits and developing risk management strategies. GRC can combine these metrics under a common umbrella, helping ensure you never fall out of compliance and helping you run cost-effective audits when needed. 

Information security is front and center for many GRC systems, helping organizations to develop responsive and thorough plans to prevent costly data breaches.

What is GRC in cybersecurity?

A GRC system can be enormously helpful for an organization managing information security risk. Cybersecurity revolves around data privacy and a GRC system can help ensure your organization has the appropriate structures in place to not only adhere to regulatory compliance but also to minimize overall risk.

Managing risk is a major role for cybersecurity professionals in any organization. Beyond developing organizational governance that can maximize efficiency and due diligence, using a GRC program can help identify possible gaps in your data security. 

Maintaining regulatory compliance is a must for all companies who store or process customer data. A GRC system can help companies create a roadmap for maintaining compliance and avoiding costly and reputation-damaging data breaches.

Tools for maintaining compliance 

One way to stay abreast of compliance requirements is by taking advantage of ZenConnect integrations for cloud governance. 

ZenConnect allows organizations to integrate business applications to better manage compliance and risk. Through the integration, companies can take advantage of apps and new technology already being used within an organization’s workflow—such as Slack, Google Drive, and Amazon Web Services (AWS)—and collect data such as compliance updates. 

Cloud computing makes many organizations run more smoothly, but it can become challenging when important information is contained within disparate cloud environments. By integrating the cloud service provider AWS with your cloud GRC system, your company can rely on automatic risk and compliance management. 

ZenConnect can pull AWS data directly into the ZenGRC system, which will maximize efficiency and save your company time. Along with pulling data such as basic setup and configuration settings, ZenConnect can fetch ongoing monitoring data such as event logs. 

Using a GRC program for your cloud computing environment will help your organization maintain a more efficient risk and compliance management system.