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The prospect of an internal audit can fill even the most seasoned CISOs with a sense of dread, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Audits are only a daunting proposition because of how often they reveal unsettling security gaps, which is why one of your most important priorities should be confronting a few unknowns and turning them into well-defined commodities.
If your company relies heavily on Salesforce, don’t take the security of the platform for granted. It’s up to you
to understand how Salesforce is being used to support different aspects of your firms' business, identify the sensitive information that is used or collected in your Salesforce org(s), and then consider how exposed that information is and what controls can be used to mitigate those risks.
An audit always feels like an inconvenient interruption, but it’s important for cross-functional teams to occasionally step back from business-as-usual activities. Building and deploying new business capabilities, supporting existing functionalities, and assisting end users are all vital practices, but teams also need to allocate time to identify areas of developing risk. Audits expose technology and product ownership teams to security and compliance topics they might not be familiar with, while governance personnel gain a better understanding of how an application like Salesforce is being utilized.
The result is an organization that’s better equipped to secure the platform, reach compliance goals, and ultimately reduce the risk exposure of the firm.
From a constantly evolving suite of capabilities to a near-limitless capacity for diverse data storage, the same characteristics that make Salesforce an attractive business platform also make it a compliance nightmare. Your company could be using Salesforce in completely new ways from one audit to the next, and you might have as many orgs as your company has departments, making assessments incredibly complex for compliance professionals. As the risk mitigation landscape has become more and more unwieldy, fewer in-house risk assessment and auditing departments are up to the task.
Whether you choose to take on compliance and audits internally or you opt to work with a third-party specialist such as OwnBackup, there are three essential steps to improve upon the security posture(s) of the Salesforce org(s) used in your business:
What started as a simple CRM has turned into something else entirely. Salesforce made it into the Fortune 500 by creating a powerful suite of enterprise applications designed to help companies do almost anything.
Unfortunately, those myriad powerful capabilities combined with the current deluge of data regulation legislation have made it increasingly difficult for organizations to achieve compliance.
We created OwnBackup Secure to help audit leaders take control of Salesforce and implement and track security configurations that reduce risk and meet industry requirements. By giving you a holistic view of your organization’s data, managing SFDC’s protective capabilities, and providing field-level audit trails in real time, OwnBackup can transform your next audit from an exercise in frustration to a case study in corporate data governance and security.
Interested in learning more? Request a free Guided Risk Assessment for Salesforce today, or schedule a demo below.