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Solution Path for Managing IT Risk in the Public Cloud

Published: 25 March 2014

ID: G00255610

Analyst(s): Erik Heidt


IT organizations are attracted to the many advantages of public cloud services, but they struggle with how to identify, assess and manage the associated risks. This Solution Path presents an approach to structure these risk management efforts and to improve their value and effectiveness.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

Solution Path Diagram

What You Need to Know

Solution Path

  • Step 1: Understand the Enterprise Cloud Strategy
  • Step 2: Establish the Risk Context
  • Step 3: Assess Risk
  • Step 4: Select a Cloud Services Provider
  • Step 5: Treat and Monitor Risk

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