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As part of Solutions Review's Premium Content Series-a collection of contributed columns written by industry experts in maturing software categories-Venkat Thiruvengadam, the Founder and CEO of DuploCloud, shares some insights on ensuring security and compliance in cloud-based environments.

Compliance can be complex, especially with the growing number of security standards (SOC 2, ISO 27001, PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, etc.). Each standard has a new set of requirements and hard-to-implement security controls. Additionally, the standards, map policies, and rules an organization needs to comply with are different based on the nature of the product, service, geographies served, and customer focus.

Cloud providers like AWS have tried to help. However, they only provide the raw materials necessary to remain compliant, meaning there is still a significant effort for startups to secure their infrastructure. Three essential requirements lead to successful cloud compliance: ...

Back on May 25, 2018, the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, meaning all organizations that offer goods or services to European Union residents, or collect consumer data within the region, are now required to comply with the regulation.

Yet GDPR compliance is an ongoing challenge for organizations. According to a study from McKinsey, 'few companies feel fully compliant': as many as half, feeling at least somewhat unprepared for GDPR, are using temporary controls and manual processes to ensure compliance until they can implement more permanent solutions.

Understanding the 7 Data Protection Principles of GDPR

One of the biggest risks to GDPR compliance is unstructured data. That's why, in this blog, we take a look at what unstructured data is and the risks it poses to your company's GDPR compliance processes.

Firstly, what is unstructured data?

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