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Cloud Compliance

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

1. What is Cloud Compliance?

This is a term that means that cloud-delivered systems must comply with the security standards needed by customers. Cloud compliance is responsible for ensuring that cloud services meet compliance requirements. Security controls in the cloud are not physical and are often owned by third-party cloud providers like Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services.

2. What is AWS Cloud Compliance?

AWS cloud compliance services enable you to understand the controls that are in place at AWS to maintain security and data protection in the cloud. AWS has been designed to help you build a secure and high-performance cloud infrastructure for your applications.

3. What is Cloud Storage Security?

Cloud Storage Security is an outsourced data storage security solution that protects data that is stored in internet-connected servers instead of saving data on a local hard drive. Data centres manage these servers, and they ensure data is safe for access.

Different organisations use cloud storage solutions for different solutions. For example, IT specialists use the cloud to store sensitive data. Small businesses may turn to the cloud to cut some costs, and enterprises may use cloud storage for several solutions, including the above.

4. Which are the Top Cloud Service Providers?

Cloud computing services have slowly replaced the hard drive technology coming up with a new concept called cloud technology. With each passing day, more companies are coming up and offering different cloud services. Some of these services include PaaS (Platform as a service), SaaS (Software as a service), and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service).

Some of the big names in the cloud providers are:

  • Amazon Web Service (AWS)
  • Microsoft Azure
  • IBM Cloud Services
  • Google Cloud Platform

5. What is the shared responsibility model?

Your business or organisation has a shared responsibility with your cloud provider to guarantee safe IT environments. To ensure organisations do this, they should use the security controls provided by their cloud provider to ensure they have complete management and visibility of their network.

6. What are the standard industry regulations that businesses must comply with?

Any organisation may need be compliant with some global industry regulations such as HIPPA, PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard), GDPR, ISO/IEC 27001, NIST, NERC, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), and many more. Observing the law and regulations is a core part of your network security posture.

7. Why are cloud security and compliance important?

There are several benefits of IT cloud compliance, and they include:

i. The cloud provider helps you avoid penalties and fines because violating the laws can lead to hefty penalties and fines. Some of the compliance frameworks to be observed are the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), General Data Protection Act (GDPR), and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS)

ii. Cloud compliance yields insights that promote operational benefits

iii. Cloud compliance enhances your data management capabilities

iv. The regulations protect your business reputation

v. Security compliance supports access controls and accountability