We deal with compliance on a daily basis: traffic laws, tax laws, and other regulations. It should be no surprise that there are rules for how we deal with some data, especially data in a public cloud. These rules exist largely in the health care and financial sectors, but other industries have their regulations as well.
Besides security, compliance is the top reason that enterprises don’t move to the cloud. But in my experience, this compliance-based resistance is more about not understanding compliance in the cloud rather than actual obstacles to being compliant. Here are three steps to dealing with compliance in the cloud that work every time.