The Cloud Standards Customer Council has recently released a white
paper on Security in the Cloud.
Reading through the paper this section highlights the challenges to be
addressed: “As consumers transition their applications and data to use
cloud computing, it is critically important that the level of security
provided in the cloud environment be equal to or better than the
security provided by their traditional IT environment. Failure to
ensure appropriate security protection could ultimately result in
higher costs and potential loss of business thus eliminating any of
the potential benefits of cloud computing.”
The paper calls out 10 steps one must take to ensure that security in
the Cloud is aligned with one’s business requirements.
Free access to the white paper is at http://www.cloud-council.org/security.htm