Gartner Research

Analyzing the Risk Dimensions of Cloud and SaaS Computing

Published: 17 March 2010

ID: G00174873

Analyst(s): Jay Heiser

Summary

Identifying something as being "cloud computing" or "SaaS" is too vague a starting point in addressing security and other risks. This research provides guidance on how to understand and assess the risk-relevant aspects of an alternative computing model.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • High Risk Factors for Computing
  • Complexity and Accessibility Modeled
  • User Type and Duration Risks
  • Control Implications of Different Cloud Models
  • Identify and Analyze the Chain of Providers
  • Best Practices for Assessing Cloud Security

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