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Cloud Computing

Assessing the risks

Cloud Computing by Jared Carstensen
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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
  • appreciate how the Cloud can benefit your business continuity and disaster recovery planning.


IT Governance Ltd; April 2012
297 pages; ISBN 9781849283601
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Title: Cloud Computing
Author: Jared Carstensen; JP Morgenthal; Bernard Golden