Gartner Research

Assessing the Security Risks of Cloud Computing

Published: 03 June 2008

ID: G00157782

Analyst(s): Jay Heiser, Mark Nicolett


Organizations can assess and manage many cloud-computing IT risks as they would any other externally sourced service; however, some new IT risks will also need to be assessed.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • What to Evaluate
    • Privileged User Access
    • Compliance
    • Data Location
    • Data Segregation
    • Availability
    • Recovery
    • Investigative Support
    • Viability
    • Support in Reducing Risk
  • How to Assess
  • Transparency
  • Conclusion

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