Chapter 11

Security in the Cloud

Many security risks apply equally to traditional computing and cloud computing, but the relative immaturity and lack of standardization in cloud computing lead to security risks unique to that environment. This chapter provides a foundation for understanding security and risk and then applies those concepts to cloud security risks. Issues concerning privacy and compliance will be discussed in Chapter 12.

  • Understanding security and risk
  • Reviewing security standards
  • Exploring common security risks and mitigations
  • Implementing an ISMS
  • Responding to incidents
  • Recognizing security benefits

Understanding Security and Risk

Before discussing security risks specific to cloud computing, it is necessary to have a functional ...

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