GDPR

Updating Cloud Platforms to Increase GDPR Compliance



Article Written by Sally Perkins

In light of the implementation of GDPR on May 25th, a recent revealed 56% of respondents plan to use private or multi-cloud platforms within the next 18 months. Even though these types of platforms offer many benefits to companies all around the globe, it has been found that the average European enterprises are especially prone to taking advantage of their many benefits and are using an average of 608 cloud apps. This signals a shift in the focus that organizations have to place on data security measures and compliance, and while you might likely understand how to use cloud computing and storage services, it is important to understand how to update them to meet these compliance measures as well.

The Current State of Unprotected Data

New Global Standards for Cloud Security

Article Written by Avery Phillips

As of May, the requirements of cloud security will be getting an overhaul. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will introduce tighter security protocols for many businesses not just in the EU, but around the world. You are mistaken if you think that the GDPR is only going to affect European companies and organizations. 

Appnovation, a global IT company, understands the GDPR's reach when they state "Put simply, this is something which will [affect] every organization that processes EU citizens' data, whether processed within or outside Europe." This bombshell that's about to drop on the digital security and data world is going to change the cloud and hold companies accountable for how they process sensitive data on it.  

Failure to adhere to these policy changes will result in hefty fines to your business. So, if you hold extensive data on the cloud, you'll want to know how it's going to change in accommodation for the GDPR. Read below to understand how and why it will change cloud security.

FileCloud Adds GDPR Support for its EFSS Platform on Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure

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FileCloud, a cloud-agnostic Enterprise File Sharing and Sync platform, today announced GDPR compliance support across Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. With GDPR regulations set to be imposed on May 25, FileCloud empowers large organizations with an international presence to choose where to host their data.

By enabling organizations to seamlessly integrate leading cloud offerings such as Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure into FileCloud, and adding a secure, collaborative layer, FileCloud solves the compliance piece of the puzzle that has eluded standardized SaaS solutions.

"No other enterprise file sharing platform on Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure offers similar breadth of features to support GDPR," said Madhan Kanagavel, CEO and co-founder, FileCloud. "FileCloud offers incomparable levels of flexibility and compliance so organizations can choose their vendors and methods of infrastructure support for their unique data."

Strong Demand for Omada GDPR SaaS Solution Running on Microsoft's Cloud

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Organizations have realized that they need an EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant access governance solution to address vital challenges. They also know they need a solution in place by May 25 2018. Consequently, Omada experiences a strong uptake of its unique governance solution as-a service, which addresses precisely these issues.

"Omada provides an excellent enterprise grade governance solution running on Azure. The Omada solution, in combination with Azure AD Premium for single sign on and authentication, offers the full palette of functions required for organizations in one single, strong combined package", says Claus Jul Christiansen, Director for Partners & SMCs at Microsoft Denmark. "The Omada GDPR SaaS solution is a great example of how the partnership between Microsoft and Omada has evolved and is used to create great value for organizations. The Omada solution is fueled by Azure cloud, and it utilizes strong Azure features such as geo-redundancy and in general benefits from the high security standards provided in Azure"

GDPR Compliance and Fines May Affect Almost 80% of Organizations Surveyed

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HyTrust, Inc., a leader in workload security solutions, announced findings from its latest cloud adoption survey conducted at VMworld 2017. The survey of 323 respondents assessed deployment decisions for cloud infrastructure, containers and workload security along with risk and compliance from cloud deployments. The most significant result was the large number of companies that are not prepared for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance that takes effect in May 2018.

The European Union (EU) regulation for data privacy not only applies to organizations located within the EU, but it will also apply to organizations located outside of EU member nations if they process and hold the personal data of residents within the European Union, regardless of the company's location.

Key findings regarding GDPR: