Cloud Computing

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Top Threats to Cloud Computing V1.0 Prepared by the Cloud Security Alliance March 2010 Top Threats to Cloud Computing V1.0 Introduction The permanent and official location for the Cloud Security Alliance Top Threats research is: http://www.cloudsecurityalliance.org/topthreats © 2010 Cloud Security Alliance. All rights reserved. You may download, store, display on your computer, view, print, and link to the Cloud Security Alliance “Top Threats to Cloud Computing” at http://www.cloudsecurityalliance.org/topthreats/csathreats.v1.0.pdf subject to the following: (a) the Guidance may be used solely for your personal, informational, non-commercial use; (b) the Guidance may not be modified or altered in any way; (c) the…show more content…
Reaching the point where computing functions as a utility has great potential, promising innovations we cannot yet imagine. Customers are both excited and nervous at the prospects of Cloud Computing. They are excited by the opportunities to reduce capital costs. They are excited for a chance to divest themselves of infrastructure management, and focus on core competencies. Most of all, they are excited by the agility offered by the on-demand provisioning of computing and the ability to align information technology with business strategies and needs more readily. However, customers are also very concerned about the risks of Cloud Computing if not properly secured, and the loss of direct control over systems for which they are nonetheless accountable. To aid both cloud customers and cloud providers, CSA developed “Security Guidance for Critical Areas in Cloud Computing”, initially released in April 2009, and revised in December 2009. This guidance has quickly become the industry standard catalogue of best

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