In order to maintain oversight of a third party service provider, the company is going to implement a
Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) system. This system is promising to provide overall security posture
coverage. Which of the following is the MOST important activity that should be considered?
Continuous security monitoring
Baseline configuration and host hardening
Service Level Agreement (SLA) monitoring
Security alerting and trending
The company is investing in a Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) system to provide overall security
posture coverage. This is great for testing the security posture. However, to be effective and ensure the
company always has a good security posture, you need to monitor the security continuously.
Once a baseline security configuration is documented, it is critical to monitor it to see that this baseline is
maintained or exceeded. A popular phrase among personal trainers is “that which gets measured gets
improved.” Well, in network security, “that which gets monitored gets secure.”
Continuous monitoring means exactly that: ongoing monitoring. This may involve regular measurements of
network traffic levels, routine evaluations for regulatory compliance, and checks of network security device