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Silver Clouds, Dark Linings: A Concise Guide to Cloud Computing by Stephen G. Bennett, Archie Reed

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Chapter 9. Cloud Business Risk and Security

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Security is more than technology when considering project risk—Geek and Poke

As identified in Chapter 2, “Evolution or Revolution?,” security is the big concern that most potential consumers of cloud services raise when considering the leap. This is validated in many surveys.

Figure 9.1 shows the same high concern across North America and Europe in Forrester Research’s report “Infrastructure-As-A-Service (IaaS) Clouds Are Local and So Are Their Implications.”

Figure 9.1. Why are we not using cloud services?

Source: Forrester Research, Inc., February 9, 2010

Source: Enterprise And SMB Hardware Survey, ...

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