Gartner Research

Analyze the Risk Dimensions of Cloud and SaaS Computing

Published: 15 March 2013

ID: G00247629

Analyst(s): Jay Heiser


This research provides security professionals with guidance on how to understand and assess the risk-relevant aspects of different forms of externally provisioned IT services.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Analyze the Complexity and Location
  • Evaluate the Entire Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Determine Which Security Controls Are the Responsibility of the Provider
  • Identify and Analyze the Chain of Providers
  • Determine the User Type and Use Duration Risks

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