Cloudy data sovereignty in Europe (part one)

When considering cloud, the inevitable security questions arise: where are your data centres? What happens to my data? How can I ensure the decision I am making does not expose us to risk?

Blatantly ignoring cloud in today’s competitive environment is not a viable option and nor should it be. 

There are a multitude of security areas that encroach on cloud solutions, varying based on whether you adopt a public, private or hybrid cloud approach and whether you use SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) or IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service).

In this two-part article we shall focus on the most common public platform in use, Software as a Service (SaaS), expected to be worth 11bn Euros in the next year according to Gartner (compared to expectations of 4.7bn Euros for IaaS and 923m Euros for PaaS).

Security in the cloud should be approached …