The cloud control lifecycle process is core to the customer’s responsibilities to secure platforms, services and access in support of a cloud service provider’s shared responsibility model.


Organizations face many challenges in establishing effective and sustainable processes to mitigate cloud-related risks:  

  • Dynamic Cloud Environment: The ever-changing cloud landscape demands continuous risk assessment and adaptive controls, making it challenging to stay ahead of emerging risks. 
  • Lack of Expertise: Organizations often lack the specialized expertise required to identify, design, and implement robust cloud controls, hindering effective risk management. 
  • Non-sustainable Processes: Too often, processes are not followed because of staff turnover, poor documentation, inconsistent manual tasks and a variety of other reasons.   
  • Compliance Complexities: Meeting diverse regulatory and compliance standards while designing controls adds another layer of complexity, requiring meticulous attention to detail. 
  • Continuous Monitoring: Ensuring the ongoing effectiveness of controls through continuous monitoring is essential but can be resource-intensive and operationally challenging. 


Infinitive’s Cloud Control Lifecycle Framework provides a blueprint for developing an effective cloud controls program. The framework has 4 primary focus areas: 

  • Risk Assessment. Identify and assess risks impacting your organization, enabling proactive risk mitigation through well-defined cloud controls.  
  • Control Design & Documentation. Define and document controls to address your specific requirements, drafting standardized control language for implementation.  
  • Control Implementation & Validation. Implement the controls, validate that they run as intended and publish standardized control language to your system-of-record.  
  • Control Monitoring & Exceptions Tracking. Monitor controls to ensure compliance and actively manage remediation for non-compliant instances. Create a standardized exceptions process to accept risks for non-compliant resources that will not be remediated in the short-term. 


Establishing a robust cloud controls program is foundational to scaling cloud adoption and realizing the benefits of a modern cloud-based architecture. Infinitive’s approach enables organizations to build confidence with stakeholders, demonstrating that the right processes have been established to effectively identify and remediate risk and control gaps, and to ensure that existing controls are optimized.  

Why Work With Infinitive

With over two decades of experience, Infinitive has established itself as a reliable partner for prominent enterprises across diverse sectors. Our mix of technological acumen, risk management proficiency, and transformation expertise sets Infinitive apart from others and enables us to bring impactful and comprehensive solutions to our clients.

Our accomplished experts seamlessly merge their extensive knowledge of cloud architecture and IT governance frameworks with adept change management strategies, resulting in enduring transformation while operating securely and compliant with industry standards and regulations (e.g., HIPAA, PCI-DSS, GDPR and CCPA).