Chapter 2

Selecting and Engaging with a Cloud Service Provider

Abstract

Selecting a cloud service provider will need to consider a number of key criteria, price being only one of these. This chapter will consider the available mechanisms to measure the security deployed by prospective providers.

Keywords

Assessment; Continuous monitoring; STAR initiative; Service level agreement
The worst case scenario
▪ Security, Trust and Assurance Repository (STAR) initiative
▪ Engaging with the cloud service provider
The cloud service provider that you selected has just gone out of business. A letter has arrived at your door from administrators of the provider warning you that unless you provided a large upfront cash payment by close of business today then the data ...

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