Fact 1: Countries are drafting stricter data residency and sovereignty best practice and laws , which require data to remain in country in order to protect the country citizen’s personal information.
Fact 2: Data sovereignty is the concept that data is subject to the legal jurisdiction of the country in which it is stored.
Fact 3: Data is subject to the laws of other countries, if it is being stored and managed by a foreign company. For example, if a Moroccan company is using a data center located in Morocco, but the data center is operated by an American company, that data may be subject to the U.S. Patriot Act and can be used without the company’s permission.
Fact 4: The concept of the national cloud where data is held within a country, run by local companies, and is mainly subject to national laws is gaining traction.
Fact 5: Local cloud service providers that own and operate public clouds can offer their customers the commitment that their data will be secure and private because it is stored and managed by a national company.
Fact 6: Cloud security gateway (Gartner): “Cloud security gateways are on-premises or cloud-based security policy enforcement points placed between cloud service consumers and cloud service providers to interject enterprise security policies as the cloud based resources are accessed. Cloud security gateways consolidate multiple types of security policy enforcement.”
Fact 7: Numergy(France), CloudWatt (France),Patriot Act,GovCloud (USA),Trusted Cloud (BMWi -2010 Germany),SwissCom Dynamic Computing Services (Switzerland), Russia Data Sovereignty,… are all a national initiative to ensure that all citizen’s data will be secure and private within the legal jurisdiction of the country
Fact 8: There are a number of security risks associated with cloud computing that must be adequately addressed :
Loss of governance.
Compliance and legal risks.
Management interface vulnerability
Malicious behavior of insiders
Insecure or incomplete data deletion.
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