This past October I was fortunate to attend two conferences, the 2018 Critical Facilities Summit in Nashville on October 14-16, and the 2018 Fall 7x24 Conference in Phoenix, held October 21-24. Both conferences were filled with great presentations that were thought provoking and worthy of further study.
At the Critical Facilities Summit, I attended “Regulatory and Compliance Impacts on the Data Center” presented by Jeff Gilmer, senior partner, Excipio Consulting. Jeff stated that compliance needs buy-in from two sides: operations, who have the access; and IT, who controls where the data is going. Not only do both sides need to be on board but a risk assessment needs to be performed to see where compliance is lacking. Look for more on this topic in coming months.