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November 2010

Due diligence processes for cloud computing compliance

You have a dilemma. The company you work for has decided it will be moving some of its core IT operations to the cloud. As the information security officer, dread builds as you think about all of the confidential and proprietary data moving out of your control. All of the regulatory requirements governing that data start to run through your head. Does your company realize the risk surrounding what they consider a simple cost reduction? This is the reality most information security professionals face. The cloud computing revolution is upon us. It is impossible to ignore the talk everywhere about potential uses and cost savings for this new style of computing. This new computing model also forces a shift in thinking about information security and privacy, as well as compliance. The policies and procedures that information security used in a client-server computing model need to be reviewed and overhauled. This is a new frontier for computing that comes with a new set of risks and organizations need to be prepared. The fact to keep...

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