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Simplifying Compliance in the Cloud & How to Meet Cloud Compliance

Cloud Compliance – Complexity, Challenge & Solution

The growth in cloud platform use has raised big security challenges as data moves between multiple cloud platforms. Forrester estimates the cloud security market will grow from $1.5 billion in 2017 to $3.5 billion in 2021(1). That’s why it’s important to start simplifying cloud compliance in enterprises.

Persistent demand to optimize, accelerate, and automate every aspect of business has pushed innovative organizations to make the shift from on-premises infrastructures to a hybrid model involving one or more infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions.

Cloud Compliance

 

The Challenge: Cloud Risks & Compliance Gaps
This transformation introduces a host of security compliance issues for any enterprise, but especially those operating on multiple platforms, where multiple management systems become a reality. Navigating compliance in virtual and cloud environments, spanning multiple jurisdictions, where regulations are continuously evolving, is no easy task.

With data residing on diverse machines and both private and public datacenters you need to know how it’s protected and who has access. Without a unified approach to cloud security, organizations face serious risk and gaps in compliance with PCI-DSS, EU GDPR and other regulatory obligations, including:

  • Data sprawl – leaving sensitive data exposed and open to security gaps
  • Loss of control of encryption keys
  • Inability to perform timely and accurate compliance audits

 

 
 

The Solution: Simplify Cloud Compliance with SecureDoc CloudVM
SecureDoc CloudVM provides visibility and control of all virtual servers and desktops, both on-premises and in the cloud – for simple, demonstrable compliance. Standards such as FIPS 140-2 validated encryption and strong cryptographic key management support requirements for protecting personally identifiable information (PII).

  • Protect customer data in public, private or hybrid cloud (PCI DSS Requirement 3)
  • Lock down systems to secure and authenticate access (PCI DSS Req. 6 & 8)
  • Strengthen data access controls (PCI DSS Req. 7) and prevent data residency conflicts (EU GDPR)
  • Track and monitor access across all cloud providers (PCI-DSS Req. 10)
  • Protect and manage encryption keys with specific policies (PCI Virtualization / CCG recommendations & mandates)
  • Eliminate security gaps, protecting VMs as they’re moved or copied.

 

 

 

Learn more

Cloud Encryption
Cloud IaaS
Dev-Sec-Ops
Managing Multi-Cloud Encryption

 

Footnotes:
(1) Andras Cser and Jennifer Adam – Forrester 2017
(2) CISO Playbook: How to Retain the Right Kinds of Control in the Cloud – Gartner, March 2017.