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What type of compliance reporting do you need?

Because many clients implement data storage security for compliance reporting reasons, it's important to understand what sorts of compliance reports the client needs to generate.

What type of compliance reporting do you need?

There are some questions that need to be established early on so you can identify what kind of technology will be created for the client. What type of data is being logged by the technology? What type of compliance reporting is expected by the client? How will the reports be used?

When compliance is the motivation behind deploying storage security, logging all changes and events becomes critical in demonstrating effective practice in protecting information.

About the expert
Ryk Edelstein is the founder and director of operations of Converge Net Inc., a Montreal-based network services provider specializing in data loss prevention, risk and vulnerability management, and automated policy violation detection and protection. He has held various roles for a number of IT services companies since 1981. Click to download his data storage security FAQ podcast.

This was last published in March 2008

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