GDPR: What You Need to Know and Do
GDPR or the General Data Protection Regulation takes effect next May. It’s an EU regulation. However, everyone must comply with it or else suffer heavy financial penalties and risk criminal prosecution. What Is GDPR? Simply put, the GDPR requires strong protection of personal privacy of people in the EU. Violations can lead to crippling fines, […]
Cloud Service Models: What is IaaS?
Cloud computing has become a widely adopted model for IT infrastructure environments. It is defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as follows: “Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can […]
No News Might Be Bad News, Here’s How to Keep An Eye On Your Cloud Servers
Last week I told you how someone had a bad scare when they realized that a backup job had failed for almost a year, but they didn’t realize this because the error reports were not being relayed to a responsible person. Here’s how to fix this! In any Unix-family operating system, like the Linux systems […]
Don’t Overlook the Legal Concerns of the Cloud
The cloud has some unique legal considerations and even risks that are important and often overlooked. It’s a mysterious business for non-lawyers with its own terminology. We talk some about legal issues in Learning Tree’s Cloud Security Essentials course. Let’s start with representations and warranties. A representation is a statement of fact about the past […]