Survey Analysis: Assessment Practices for Cloud, SaaS and Partner Risks, 2012



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Survey results demonstrate changing preferences for external party assessments. The annual survey was conducted online with 425 respondents in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Canada.

Table of Contents

  • Survey Objective
  • Data Insights
    • Is an External Party Risk Assessment Process in Place?
    • Overview of External Party Assessment Practices
    • Evolving SaaS Risk Assessment Practices
    • Platform-as-a-Service/Infrastructure-as-a-Service Risk Assessment Practices
    • Outsourced Data Center Risk Assessment Practices
    • Assessment Practices for Business Partners
    • Transitioning Away From SAS 70
    • Level of Risk Assessment Effort
  • Methodology
  • Recommended Reading
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