There are many advantages to cloud computing. Backing up important data makes it easily accessible to everyone in your company and frees up space on your servers. You most likely have many concerns about cloud security and may be pondering if cloud security will protect your client’s data and comply with HIPAA, PCI or Sarbanes-Oxley regulations.
Is your cloud storage solution following these requirements? If they don’t specify it in their privacy policies, it's not easy to tell. Let's explore this further below.
Cloud security has grown to be an important issue lately, as more and more companies turn to online storage solutions, seeking greater simplicity, scalability and affordability. However the price in both money and reputation for poor handling of customer data can be very high indeed. If your organization should comply to key regulations associated with patient privacy (HIPAA), credit card security (PCI) or the finance-sector strictures of Sarbanes-Oxley, it can be hard to find out if a service complies with these important restrictions.
Who is responsible
Ultimately, as there is no current law that states that companies must divulge how tight their security is, the responsibility is in your hands. You have to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of cloud storage to determine if it’s right for your business.