Critical Security Questions to Ask a Cloud Service Provider

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Summary

Cloud services can provide business advantages, but often lack transparency as far as security levels. Until cloud security standards mature, a standard set of security questions can aid enterprises in evaluating cloud service risk.

Table of Contents

  • What You Need to Know
  • Analysis
    • Network
    • Platform
    • Applications and Data
    • Operations
    • End Services
    • Cloud Service Providers Outside the Enterprise's Region or Jurisdiction
    • Tactical Guidelines
  • Recommended Reading
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