Gartner Research

A Public Cloud Risk Model: Accepting Cloud Risk Is OK, Ignoring Cloud Risk Is Tragic

Published: 02 November 2016

ID: G00315668

Analyst(s): Jay Heiser , Daryl Plummer , Paul Proctor


Security and risk management leaders who fail to analyze cloud risk will miss opportunities and/or subject the business to unacceptable risk. Risk management is a mature discipline that can determine how much cloud risk is acceptable.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Introducing the Gartner Risk Treatment Model


  • Use the Gartner Risk Treatment Model to Support Public Cloud Computing Decisions
  • Cloud Risk Categories
    • Agility
    • Compliance
    • Supplier Risk
    • Availability
    • Security
  • Implementation Guidance
  • Implementation Example
  • Accepting Cloud Risk Is OK

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