In today's digital world, multi-cloud environments have become increasingly popular for businesses to store their data and applications. However, with multiple cloud providers, ensuring that the company's security controls meet the requirements to safeguard against potential threats becomes challenging. One way to address this issue is by conducting a gap analysis, which involves evaluating the company's existing security controls in the multi-cloud environment against NIST 800-53 requirements. This blog post will discuss gap analysis, how to conduct it, and why it is essential for businesses.
What is Gap Analysis?
Gap analysis evaluates the current state of a system or organization against a desired shape. In the security context, the company's existing security controls are compared against standards or regulations, such as NIST 800-53, to identify gaps or weaknesses. The gap analysis aims to determine areas where the company's security controls fall short and to develop a plan to address these shortcomings.
What are Security Controls?
Security controls are measures to protect a system or organization's confidentiality, integrity, and availability. They can be physical, technical, or administrative in nature. Examples of security controls include firewalls, access controls, encryption, and security awareness training.
How to Conduct a Gap Analysis?
The following are the steps for the gap assessment: