Gartner Research

Critical Security Questions to Ask a Cloud Service Provider

Published: 07 September 2011

ID: G00216359

Analyst(s): John Pescatore


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
  • Overview

What You Need to Know


  • Network
  • Platform
  • Applications and Data
  • Operations
  • End Services
  • Cloud Service Providers Outside the Enterprise's Region or Jurisdiction
  • Tactical Guidelines

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