Cloud Computing: Assessing the Risks

Cloud Computing: Assessing the Risks

An up-to-date, clear and comprehensive guide to the security, governance, risk, and compliance elements of Cloud Computing!

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Do you trust the Cloud? Should you trust the Cloud?

'Cloud Computing' are the words on everyone's lips – it's the latest technology, the way forward. But how safe is it? Is it reliable? How secure will your information be?

Questions ...

Cloud Computing: Assessing the risks answers these questions and many more. Using jargon-free language and relevant examples, analogies and diagrams, it is an up-to-date, clear and comprehensive guide the security, governance, risk, and compliance elements of Cloud Computing.

Written by three internationally renowned experts, this book discusses the primary concerns of most businesses leaders – the security and risk elements of the Cloud. But 'security and risk’ are just two elements of Cloud Computing, and this book focuses on all the critical components of a successful cloud programme including – compliance, risk, reliability, availability, areas of responsibility, Cloud Computing borders, legalities, digital forensics and business continuity. This book covers them all.

... and answers
This book will enable you to:

  • understand the different types of Cloud and know which is the right one for your business
  • have realistic expectations of what a Cloud service can give you, and enable you to manage it in the way that suits your business
  • minimise potential disruption by successfully managing the risks and threats
  • make appropriate changes to your business in order to seize opportunities offered by Cloud
  • set up an effective governance system and benefit from the consequential cost savings and reductions in expenditure
  • understand the legal implications of international data protection and privacy laws, and protect your business against falling foul of such laws
  • know how Cloud can benefit your business continuity and disaster recovery planning.  

What others are saying about this book …

I am convinced that you will find equal delight in absorbing the sage advice and pragmatic guidance that the team offers in this book and look forward to seeing it perched on the shelves amongst my other go-to guides for Cloud Computing.

Christopher Hoff

… It should be a most welcome read to any senior stakeholders looking to embrace the new Cloud Computing wave.

Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO, Kaspersky Lab

Remarkable work of synthesis performed by the authors, this book is a must-have for anyone willing to have both a clear and pragmatic approach, as well as a better understanding of impacts on business when dealing with Cloud Computing.

Ludovic Petit, Chief Information Security Officer, SFR
About the authors

Jared Carstensen
is an internationally renowned information technology and information security specialist with Deloitte & Touche. Jared is a certified industry professional providing insight and expertise to various international clients, and has spoken at a number of international events information security and best practice. He is a member of the IT Governance Expert Panel and an advisory panel member for

Bernard Golden is the CEO of HyperStratus, a Silicon Valley Cloud Computing consultancy which works with clients throughout the world. Bernard is the Cloud Computing Advisor for CIO Magazine and an award-winning blogger. He has been described as a Top 100 ’Most Powerful Voice‘ in security. He is a well-known writer and speaker on Cloud Computing.

JP Morgenthal is one of the world's foremost experts in IT strategy and Cloud Computing. He has been applying technology solutions to complex business problems for more than 25 years. He is a respected author and is the Lead Cloud Computing Editor for InfoQ. JP is also President of the Cloud Security Alliance Washington DC, USA Chapter.

Buy this book and discover what the Cloud can do for your business!

Authors: Jared Carstensen, Bernard Golden and JP Morgenthal
Publisher: IT Governance Publishing
ISBN: 9781849283595
Pages: 306
Format: Softcover
Published Date: 17 April 2012
Availability: In Stock

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