Data Security in the Cloud – Data Governance Policies and Regulatory Compliance

by Sudhindra Kumar

In my previous blog, we took at peek at the key challenges that confront anyone who’s moving their data to the cloud. Let us see how to mitigate some of those challenges. Protecting data in the enterprise comes before protecting it in the cloud. If you don’t have the right data governance policies within the organization, then protecting data in the cloud is going to be a nightmare. Ensure that you have well defined data classification, data tagging and access control guidelines in place before moving your data to the cloud. more “Data Security in the Cloud – Data Governance Policies and Regulatory Compliance”

Data Security in the Cloud

Cloud computing has metamorphosed from being a niche concept to one of the fastest growing segments in the IT industry. According to Gartner’s report on cloud services, End-user spending on public cloud services is expected to record a compound annual growth rate of 17.7% from 2011 through 2016. While cloud computing helps businesses become more agile and cost-efficient, it comes packaged with an assortment of challenges. Paramount amongst them is the safety and security of the data in the cloud. This is even more significant in the wake of incidents like the infamous NSA leaks by Edward Snowden. Data security is in fact considered the biggest hindrance for faster cloud adoption. more “Data Security in the Cloud”

A Report From MS TechED 2013: Are We Moving Our Authorization Overhead to the Cloud?

By Mandy Pang.

I just got back from MS Tech Ed in New Orleans. The hot topic was obvious: Microsoft’s new cloud platform, Windows Azure.

I attended multiple sessions (such as this one), and a central message was how easy Azure makes it for IT organizations to move their resources and applications to the cloud. One reason is the flexibility Azure provides to allow organizations to choose which applications to move to the cloud, versus which ones to keep on premise. You can design an approach that works best for you, or even make the transition in strategic increments. more “A Report From MS TechED 2013: Are We Moving Our Authorization Overhead to the Cloud?”