Clouds Are Secure: Are You Using Them Securely?

Archived Published: 22 September 2015 ID: G00281279


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CIOs and CISOs need to stop obsessing over unsubstantiated cloud security worries, and instead apply their imagination and energy to developing new approaches to cloud control, allowing them to securely, compliantly and reliably leverage the benefits of this increasingly ubiquitous computing model.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Cut Through Your Organization's Cloud Hype, and Encourage Cloud Decisions Based on Business Requirements
    • Develop an Enterprise Cloud Strategy, Including Guidance on What Levels of Data Sensitivity Can Be Placed Into Which Forms of Public Cloud Under What Circumstances — and What Is Not Currently Acceptable
    • Implement and Enforce Policies on Cloud Ownership and Cloud Risk Acceptance Processes
    • Implement a Life Cycle Governance Approach That Emphasizes the Operational Control of Your Virtual Enterprise of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS-Based Services
    • Develop Expertise in the Implementation and Control of Each of the Cloud Models You Will Be Using
    • Implement Control Planes to Fight the Complexity of Cloud Diffusion
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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