Assessing the Security Risks of Cloud Computing

Archived Published: 03 June 2008 ID: G00157782

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Organizations can assess and manage many cloud-computing IT risks as they would any other externally sourced service; however, some new IT risks will also need to be assessed.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What to Evaluate
      • Privileged User Access
      • Compliance
      • Data Location
      • Data Segregation
      • Availability
      • Recovery
      • Investigative Support
      • Viability
      • Support in Reducing Risk
    • How to Assess
    • Transparency
    • Conclusion
  • Recommended Reading
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