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iland presents at the first London VMUG of 2017

Richard Stinton

January 19th marked the date of the first London VMware User Group (VMUG) meeting of 2017. The day was not only a good opportunity to gain insight around the latest industry trends, but it was also a great chance to catch-up with some familiar faces in the VMware world.

This was the first time iland has spoken at a VMUG event in the UK, so the team was really excited to demonstrate our capabilities first-hand.

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Topics: DRaaS, VMware, Compliance

The A-Z of Cloud Compliance: Privacy Shield. EU GDPR. HIPAA. ISO 27001 & SOC2 [WEBINAR]

Rachel Roach

It’s a new year with new business continuity objectives, new industry standards, new audit regulations, and… you catch my drift.

If you’re managing IT for your business, you know the incredible juggling act that is keeping your systems up to par. There are numerous standards you could be held to, like HIPAA, PCI, GDPR or Privacy Shield to name a few, and the specifics of some regulations change frequently. Luckily for you, we’ve got an in-house compliance expert who lives and breaths this stuff. Enter: Frank Krieger. 

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Topics: Compliance, HIPAA

ISO Compliance in the Cloud - Why Should you Care?

Monica Brink

More and more customers we talk to about cloud adoption have 2 seemingly opposing priorities in mind:

  1. Broadening their cloud use cases to more business critical applications in production
  2. Addressing the ever increasing IT compliance requirements that are demanded of them

Achieving ISO compliance is a big deal and a lot of work!

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Topics: Compliance

Do You Gotta Have Faith in Your Cloud Security?

Lilac Schoenbeck

A few months ago, I embarked on a survey with David Monehan of Enterprise Management Associates. In that survey, we wanted to better understand the way in which cloud deployment impacts IT security and compliance posture of companies across North America. 

It was enlightening - and I've been singing George Michael ever since.

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Topics: IaaS, Compliance, survey, security

Trust But Verify: Cloud Security Infographic

Lilac Schoenbeck

In a survey we recently completed with Enterprise Management Associates, it became clear that while security technologies are heavily deployed in cloud, nearly 50% of security folks are forced to just trust in the security and compliance of their cloud vendors.

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Topics: Compliance, survey, security

The Compliance Button Fell Off

Lilac Schoenbeck

One of my dearest friends is sort of mystified by technology. She's brilliant, carries advanced degrees, and is professionally called "Doctor." But, while she eagerly uses her myriad of technologies, her way of making sense of them - even jokingly - is decidedly entertaining to a technologist.

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Topics: Compliance, ECS-AS

Wait - Am I running the security software for my cloud?

Lilac Schoenbeck

One of the most interesting organizational shifts in the world of cloud has been the change in division of responsibility. After over a decade in this wild space, I can tell you - the lines are far from clear - and even further from where we thought they would be. 

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Topics: DRaaS, IaaS, Compliance, security

Safe Harbor Isn't Over: Steps You Can Take

Frank Krieger

As was covered previously, there is a new Safe Harbor agreement tentatively in place called EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, which is being reviewed for approval by the Article 29 Working Party . We also know that there are already folks out there looking to take the new framework to court within the EU, which may result in another nullification if the EU Courts feel that the privacy controls are still not addressed.

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Topics: Compliance, EMEA

Safe Harbor Update: Privacy Shield Agreement

Frank Krieger

Ever since last year’s nullification of the US-EU Safe Harbor agreement, both sides of the Atlantic have been eagerly awaiting a new framework; without a new agreement, business on both sides would have been nearly totally disrupted! It looked like on Tuesday we were going to have an utter collapse with both the EU Commission and US Department of Commerce giving very loud warnings, but at the last second, a new framework was announced: the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.

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Topics: cloud hosting, Compliance, EMEA

Where’d you put the W2 of Cloud?

Lilac Schoenbeck

Today, I got my first tax form in the mail. I’m in Massachusetts, so this one was a proof-of-healthcare form. In the next few weeks I’ll get a couple W2s, a gazillion 10-somethings from every bank that ever met my glance, and probably a bunch of forms with odd numbers that imply I paid state taxes last year and got an electric car tax credit. 

I toss it all in a pile for 8 weeks, and then start the tedious process of filing my taxes – or at least aggregating it all for my accountant. It’s an unholy mess. And, whether you use Turbotax or an accountant, everyone hates the paperwork collection process for taxes. 

Compliance audits are similar – with the added fun of having to account for the paperwork for a much broader problem. Your systems. Your users. Your physical security. Your digital security. Your policies – and now… terrifyingly, your cloud. 

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Topics: IaaS, Compliance, amazon

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