Gartner Research

Reduce Security Risks by Mastering Cloud Contracts and Security Standards

Published: 25 August 2017

ID: G00335998

Analyst(s): Stephanie Stoudt-Hansen , DD Mishra , Khushbu Pratap , Claudio Da Rold


Sourcing and vendor management leaders must leverage contractual security articles to address business risks when sourcing public cloud. Use these best practices to protect your company's interests.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Build Specific Protections Against Cloud-Specific Risks Into Contracts
  • Master the Key Security Contractual Articles: Scrutinize the Definitions, Security Articles and Standard Contract Articles
    • Definitions
    • Security Articles
    • Standard Contract Articles
  • Analyze the Risks Not Protected by the Contract and Determine Trade-Offs

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