Security and the cloud: conflicting or complementary? Plus, preparing for the GDPR: our checklist


When you move towards cloud, what changes in terms of your security, your risks?  Where specifically does your security increase and decrease? BELTUG organised an X-change to explore real-life experiences and best practices. We also took this opportunity to inform participants about BELTUG’s checklist to prepare for the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  

When it comes to the marriage between cloud and security,  continuous effort on the relationship is a necessity.  Erik Van Zuuren, Founder of TrustCore.EU - ITME-s2 Topic Leader, Solvay Brussel School, revealed pitfalls and key questions to ask when moving towards cloud.  Erik also highlighted that, for a hacker, it doesn’t matter where your data sits: the question is simply whether your data are worth hacking. In the same way, for a security officer, no matter your data are kept, you must make sure all policies and protections are in place. 

Marc Vael, Chief Audit Executive at Smals, Security Task Force Member at G-Cloud and President of ISACA Belgium,  explained the universal assessment model Smals developed to help evaluate the security of cloud services.  He also spoke about a new kind of business in the market: the Cloud Service Broker. 

Finally, Danielle Jacobs, our BELTUG director, provided an update on our GDPR Checklist, with an overview BELTUG's latest actions are on the topic and how we are moving forward. 

Our members can take a look at the presentations from the X-change

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