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Given all the attention lately on Cloud, I thought I'd write a short piece on what organisations need to think of when moving to the cloud. It is reasonable to say that there are some risks involved when migrating to the cloud. Such as; a hacker only needs to compromise a single infrastructure (i.e. the cloud provider) to potentially access data from multiple organisations, conduct a denial of service that could impact an entire industry, etc.
However there are also benefits to moving to the cloud, such as agility in deploying products and services, infrastructure cost savings, availability of skilled resources at the cloud provider, etc. When considering a move to the cloud, organisations ought to conduct an appropriate level of due diligence and recognise the fact that migrating to the cloud does not mean migrating risk or compliance obligations to the cloud provider. Risk and regulatory compliance obligations are still owned by…
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