IT Compliance Advisor

Jul 29 2009   2:27PM GMT

Cloud computing data security creates challenges for compliance officers

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen

Cloud computing is just another form of outsourcing, and like outsourcing, it comes with its own set of risks and compliance challenges. As the data center begins to disappear into the cloud, data security tops the list.

But is encryption, specifically public key infrastructure, up to the task of protecting data that could reside anywhere? Will standards emerge that will govern the relationship between data owners and cloud service providers?

In this Compliance Advisor podcast, security expert Steven Ross discusses the compliance issues of the “disappearing data center” with Executive Editor Scot Petersen.

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