A guide to storage compliance and storage security

Storage compliance requirements range from legal and industry regulation to informal threats to data integrity. This guide looks at compliance and its implications for data storage

Legal and regulatory compliance places a wide range of requirements on organisations. These range from the ability to find data in a timely way in case of e-discovery requests to ongoing requirements that result from regulations such as PCI-DSS.

There are also legal frameworks including the Data Protection Act 1998, Freedom of Information Act 2000 and EU Data Protection Regulation and the requirement to be compliant in the face of a wave of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) employee hardware and use of the cloud.

All this impacts on how data is retained, so a major focus of this guide is the implications of compliance on storage and on storage security.

This ComputerWeekly.com guide has articles that outline the key requirements for storage compliance in the UK, data classification and how to achieve it, preparing for e-discovery requests, storage security strategy, storage encryption, cloud storage compliance, PCI-DSS and the EU Data Protection Directive.

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Storage compliance and storage security

Data storage compliance in the UK
Learn how to comply with data storage compliance regulations such as the Data Protection Act 1998. We also tell you how to enforce data retention and access policies, and prepare for e-discovery requests.

Data classification policy: What it is and how to do it
Data classification is key to efficient storage, security and compliance. In this podcast Vigitrust’s Mathieu Gorge talks about the fundamentals of a data classification policy.

Legal compliance: Preparing for an e-discovery request
Does your company have a legal compliance issue? We tell you how to prepare for an e-discovery request involving physical data and electronically stored information.

Data storage security: What it is and the key components of a storage security strategy
Data storage security covers everything from legal compliance through preparation for e-discovery requests to access control and physical security of storage. Find out the key elements of a storage security strategy.

Storage encryption: Which UK compliance requirements need storage encryption?
UK organisations are often required to have storage encryption, but which laws and industry regulations require it and how do you build compliance into a data security strategy?

Podcast: Why you need a cloud storage compliance audit
Cloud storage cuts capital spending and makes costs predictable but if you entrust your data to a third party you must conduct compliance audits.

PCI DSS compliance: What it is and how it impacts storage professionals
Learn about the key demands of PCI DSS compliance and its impact on storage, including what data must be retained, what must not and the ways data must be stored.

The implications for storage of EU data protection regulation
With the rapid growth of data within organisations and the upcoming changes to the EU data protection regime, businesses need to become more proactive about their data storage strategies from a compliance point of view.

Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and legal/regulatory compliance
Bring-your-own-device seems to be an irresistible tide, as employees connect endpoints to the network. So, what can you do to mitigate threats to compliance?

Podcast: Why HIPAA compliance provides a storage template for all
HIPAA compliance best practices provide a valuable template for any organisation that deals with confidential client data and informs storage, backup and DR policy.

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