Cloud computing standards and compliance Definitions

  • C

    Cloud Industry Forum

    The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) is a cloud computing organization in the United Kingdom (UK) that seeks to promote transparency and security in cloud deployments by creating a Code of Practice for cloud service providers.

  • D

    data residency

    Data residency is a concept that refers to the physical location of information, as well as the local regulations imposed on that information based on where it resides.

  • S

    shadow IT

    Shadow IT is hardware or software that is not supported by an organization's IT department.  The term often carries a negative connotation because it implies the IT department has not approved the technology or doesn’t even know that employees are using it.

  • shared responsibility model

    A shared responsibility model is a cloud security framework that dictates the security obligations of a cloud computing provider and its users to ensure accountability.

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