Learning From Risks To Government Clouds

Guy Bunker

ENISA LogoENISA has recently produced a report as part of their cloud computing initiative which looks at Security and resilience in Governmental Clouds (gClouds). The report makes for interesting reading – if you happen to be a government, BUT it is also very useful to other organizations that are considering moving applications to the cloud.

It gives some good examples for carrying out a comparative risk assessment – figuring out which cloud is best for which applications / data. For example whether to use a private cloud or a public one, or a community (share with known others). This is an important step for everyone moving to a cloud solution, but often overlooked – or rather replaced with the simple ‘Cloud: Yes/No’ decision point. There is also an excellent list of resilience threats – all of which are pertinent to the private sector. Well worth a read…

Guy Bunker

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