New International Standards Will Help Cloud Customers Understand and Control Risk
Craig Shank, Vice President, Corporate Standards, Microsoft Corp. , USA
Cloud computing offers tremendous economic benefits, but it raises a host of critical challenges for legal and compliance professionals in customer organizations as well as for regulators. Vendor-neutral regulations that set minimum standards for the security and privacy of data transfers between cloud providers and cloud consumers allow the cloud ecosystem to flourish. In this article, I will present and discuss a new international standard that will make it easier for organizations buying cloud computing services to systematically compare what different cloud providers are offering. Before I discuss the role of standards, let me first take a step back and explain the true scale of the cloud computing phenomenon.
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