As companies migrate to the cloud to take advantage of its scalability and flexibility, many don’t fully realize how this move will affect their compliance with cybersecurity and privacy requirements mandated by laws and standards such as SOX, CCPA, SOC 2, PCI DSS or ISO 27001.
While the cloud offers significant freedom, it also creates new pain points around achieving compliance with these requirements, especially when first moving compliant workloads from on-premises data centers to the cloud. Thankfully, once teams understand the cloud’s unique compliance challenges, they can begin selecting and implementing tools that will automate around the pain.
Challenges in cloud compliance
There are three main challenges in managing and maintaining cloud compliance.