Cloud computing standards and compliance

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  • Enforcing policies to meet compliance and security standards

    To ensure your enterprise meets compliance and security standards for external audits, your security settings must be properly configured. This is even more important in the private cloud, which introduces a wealth of new security threats. In this e... 

  • shadow IT (shadow information technology)

    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 us... 

  • 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. 

About Cloud computing standards and compliance

Cloud computing service providers and technology suppliers should work together to make sure their cloud services and cloud products work together. The challenges to cloud adoption -- security, integration, portability, interoperability, governance, management, metering and monitoring -- can be addressed through open collaboration, ensuring compliance with privacy policies and the appropriate use of cloud computing standards. This topic also covers the Open Cloud Manifesto, Sarbanes-Oxley and Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance in a cloud environment.