IT Security Compliance for Cloud Service Providers
- By Sydny Shepard
- Nov 03, 2015
KPMG and BalaBit have released the results of a jointly conducted international market survey titled, “Compliance in the IT Service Provider Sector” involving 120 IT directors of IT cloud service providers.
Compliance with increasingly stringent regulations for organizations providing outsourced IT services, particularly in regards to data protection, is becoming more and more difficult. Reputation and client trust are fragile assets, and compliance with industry standards and legal regulations is essential to earn and maintain them. The findings of the study show that the majority of IT service providers find compliance very important.
For IT service providers, being compliant is even more crucial than for other IT players. IT service providers spend well above the industry average for compliance related investments. Primary motivation to be compliant is to ensure a secure operation. For the majority of respondents, monitoring internal and external access to cloud infrastructure is equally important.
To learn more, you can view a copy of the full report.
Sydny Shepard is the Executive Editor of Campus Security & Life Safety.