Every CIO needs to know whether an enterprise can enter the cloud and remain both secure and compliant within regulatory restrictions. A panel of cloud computing providers at RSA Conference 2009 in San Francisco debated concerns about compliance, security and interoperability in the cloud, answering some of the following questions:

How secure is cloud computing?

“It’s key to consider your cloud provider’s security. Is it PII? Is it HIPAA? Is it regulatory data? Do these controls meet my regulatory policies?” said Eran Feigenbaum, director of enterprise application security at Google Inc. and former chief information security officer (CISO) at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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HIPAA, GLBA, PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley, and PCI compliance violations uUncovered through five-day Secure Assessment Program in Q1 2009
Palisade Systems, a leading provider of data loss prevention products and services, announced today the quarterly results of their 5-Day Secure Assessment Program. From January through March 2009, Palisade’s PacketSure data loss prevention appliance uncovered over 525,000 compliance violations.

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