What does GDPR mean for your Cloud Application?

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GDPR came into effect on May 25th. What first seemed like something that could be swept under the rug is quickly becoming reality as everyone scrambles to understand the extent of its implications. Even with it already here, less than 10% of businesses say they are GDPR ready. But with fines for non-compliance slated to reach €20m or 4% of total worldwide revenue from last year (whichever turns…

Overcoming Compliance Confusion: Why You Need a SOC 2 Foundation

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Yes, it’s overwhelming.

There is a rising wave of formal compliance efforts today, driven by customer demands, regulatory requirements, and/or the organizations’ desires to demonstrate its internal security controls and practices to external parties. Recent data protection laws have enshrined the individual’s right to privacy and security of their personal data across the globe. As…

Security and Resiliency for SaaS Companies

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It’s neither a secret nor a surprise that security is a growing problem for SaaS companies, which cumulatively possess a tremendous amount of data. Having been proclaimed the new oil, the personal information of customers has become an extremely valuable commodity and this grabs the attention of hackers. Every day, new vulnerabilities are uncovered and malicious attacks are launched at a…

Clouds are like airlines

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If you’ve read Nic Carr’s book The Big Switch, you’ll have heard the analogy that cloud computing is like eletricity: we’re moving from computers to computing, just as we moved from generators to generation.

Certainly, clouds (at least, big public ones like Amazon Web Services and Google Compute Engine) have a lot in common with an electrical utility. They’re elastic, because you can chang…

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