Chapter 10

Secure migration to the cloud—In and out

Thomas Kemmericha; Vivek Agrawala; Carsten Momsenb    a Norwegian Information Security Laboratory (NISLab), Gjøvik university College, Norwayb Leibniz University Hanover, Hanover, Germany


This chapter describes the aspects to be considered for a small enterprise to transfer in-house computing to a Cloud Service Provider (CSP). The migration strategy and the accompanying measures are described citing an example of a small lawyer-office. This includes the security aspects and policy, privacy concerns, interoperability and strategic and legal aspects. Moving in-house computing to a CSP leads to a strong dependability of the customer to the CSP (Vendor lock-in). The issue of lock-in ...

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