The online world can be a bit scary with threats everywhere. Businesses want to gather info for ads, but there are rules to make sure it is done in a safe way. These rules, called compliance regulations, make sure that information stays private, is used properly and is always available.
One big rule is GDPR, which is for countries in the European Union (EU). If you work with EU companies, you have to follow their rules, even if you’re not there. These rules are about doing business the right way—keeping things private and being fair and clear.
In the U.S., there is a law called HIPAA that keeps patient health info safe. Organizations have to follow rules and they might get checked often to make sure they are doing things correctly.
If your organization handles credit cards globally, the Payment Card Industry Security Standard (PCI DSS) has 12 rules you need to follow. They check every year to make sure everything’s in order.
Within the United States, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) makes sure that cloud service providers are following strict security rules.
The ISO 27001:2022 standard is international and makes sure companies handle information securely. If you need recertification in 2024, you should finish by April.
SOC 2 is like a rulebook that checks how good cloud companies are at keeping information safe. They get audited every year, and the audit can last 3-12 months.
To stay safe and follow the rules, companies can use special tools that check if everything in the cloud is okay. It is also crucial to choose a cloud server that follows the rules of your industry. Regularly checking your system for risks and fixing them, making sure your team knows the rules and using security measures like encryption and data backup all contribute to overall system safety.