Change & Configuration Management White Papers
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Within any IT estate, the only constant is change.
Change Control has always been a key security best practice. With every change made to IT systems comes a risk of a weakening of security defenses, not to mention operational problems, through misconfigurations. Changes also create ‘noise’ that makes it more difficult to detect a breach when a cyber attack succeeds.
A formalized Change Management process is vital in order to maximize the effectiveness of any change while minimizing potential problems resulting from a configuration change being made. All security and corporate governance policies such as the PCI DSS, SOX, NERC CIP, HIPAA, ISO27K and GCSx CoCo all demand a robust change management process for this reason.