Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cloud Security - Risk factors

Cloud security is a major consideration for enterprise wide cloud adoption, especially public cloud. This is part 1 of a serious of blog posts , where I am planning to pen down the different dimensions of Cloud security, starting with the risk factors of cloud adoption.

The various attributes of security risks  involved in the process can be summed up as follows:

ENISA* recommends the following  risk areas to be taken into account, while embarking on a cloud adoption journey

While it may not be practically possible to cover all risk scenarios, it is crucial that a risk assessment framework is defined covering your organizations security requirements. A sample risk assessment framework is given below

*European Network and Information Security Agency
Ref: CSA guide

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