Recently, I had the great pleasure to present on "Privacy
Assurance in the Cloud" with Lauren Reid of Nymity.
Over the last several months, increasing attention has been
placed on security and privacy in cloud computing. The two concepts
overlap but are not equivalent. As Lauren pointed out, security is
often assessed on the basis of "perimeter" security. This
says nothing about whether there are appropriate limitations on
access and use within the perimeter.
Perhaps the most pressing issue for organizations, however, is
the degree of difficulty in assessing whether they have taken
sufficient steps to establish appropriate accountability in
managing the risks of cloud computing. Lauren examined some of the
main privacy assurance tools, such as SOC reports. I examined key
contractual provisions. Our slides are below.
In addition, if you are interested in accountability tools,
Nymity has just released its updated Data Privacy Accountability Scorecard product.
This product is designed as a user-friendly tool to help
organizations demonstrate accountability by monitoring, measuring
and reporting on privacy management activities of the
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