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Cloud Compliance is adhering to internal best practices, and the regulations set by governing agencies and industry organizations. Maintaining a state of cloud compliance ensures that cloud computing services are met, and that cloud security is secured. Utilizing the cloud to execute various functions has created endless possibilities and significant industry developments. Whether you are considering migrating applications, data, or combined infrastructure, deciding to migrate to the cloud initiates the issue of meeting compliance.  Cloud compliance standards are especially necessary for highly regulated industries such as healthcare and life sciences.  In the life sciences, industry-standard policies like Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and regulatory bodies like the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medical Agency (EMA) impact how companies operate in the cloud.  For example, migrating Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) systems is more complicated than migrating non-cGMP systems.  Similarly, mandates impact the healthcare industry set from organizations like the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and Health and Human Services (HHS).  

Arbour’s Agile Cloud Compliance Services

At Arbour Group, whether the issue is governmental, legal, customer, or industry-driven, we can help you achieve your Cloud Compliance goals.  Agile method implementation ensures that your applications, data, infrastructure, platform, and Software as a service (SaaS) validation packages remain compliant.  Furthermore, if your goals include Validation Assessments or obtaining Health Information Trust Alliance (HiTrust) certifications, we have the expertise to ensure your success.  

Our partnership with major cloud service providers, combined with our cloud compliance solutions, assists in maintaining your compliance standards. With cloud host providers, the customer and the vendor have shared responsibility to maintain compliance. Many organizations incorrectly believe the cloud vendor is solely responsible for maintaining security and compliance. Furthermore, hybrid and private cloud environments pose additional challenges that also need to be addressed. 

Arbour Group has the knowledge and expertise to work with your organization to execute a sound cloud compliance strategy to include data storage, server location, identity and access management, and data protection.

For more information on Arbour Group’s Cloud Compliance Services, contact us today!

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