Security Issues to Cloud Computing
edited by: Nick Antonopoulos, Lee Gillam
With the growing adoption of cloud computing as a viable business proposition to reduce both infrastructure and operational costs, an essential requirement is to provide guidance on how to manage information security risks in the cloud. In this chapter, security risks to cloud computing are discussed, including privacy, trust, control, data ownership, data location, audits and reviews, business continuity and disaster recovery, legal, regulatory and compliance, security policy and emerging security threats and attacks. Finally, a cloud computing framework and information asset classification model are proposed to assist cloud users when choosing cloud delivery services and deployment models on the basis of cost, security and capability requirements.