AWS cloud computing compliance paper details customer responsibilities

Something you should read if you store data with Amazon, or even if you don’t, because:

“They basically are telling you compliance is all up to you regardless of the regulation,” said Joe Granneman, an information security professional with experience in the heavily regulated industries of health care and financial services. “This makes a lot of sense because there is no good way for Amazon to guarantee compliance when it only provides the infrastructure. The customer connects the infrastructure together and builds on top of it, which Amazon cannot guarantee. This document drives home the fact that compliance is still up to the customer and not the IaaS provider.”

via AWS cloud computing compliance paper details customer responsibilities, and Amazon Web Services: Risk and Compliance.

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