Cloud Computing and Risk Accessment Essay

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Cloud Computing Benefits, risks and recommendations for information security
Rev.B – December 2012

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Cloud Computing Benefits, risks and recommendations for information security

Document History

Date December 2009

Version 1.0

Modification Initial Release, Rev.A

Author Daniele Catteddu, Giles Hogben Thomas Haeberlen Lionel Dupré

December 2012

2.0

Rev.B

About ENISA
The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) is a centre of network and information security expertise for the EU, its member states, the private sector and Europe’s citizens. ENISA works with these groups to develop advice and recommendations on good practice in information security. It assists EU member states in implementing
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This publication is intended for information purposes only. It must be accessible free of charge. Neither ENISA nor any person acting on its behalf is responsible for the use that might be made of the information contained in this publication. Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged. © European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), 2011

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Cloud Computing Benefits, risks and recommendations for information security

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Introduction and Recap

1.1 Updating the 2009 Cloud Risk Assessment
Since the publication of the 2009 Cloud Risk Assessment study, the perception of Cloud computing has changed, and so has the perception of the associated risks. However, the 2009 Cloud Risk Assessment continues to be one of the most downloaded documents on the ENISA website. It is therefore worthwhile to revise the document in general, but especially have a new look at the risks and try to reassess them, taking the developments of the last three years into account. This document is the result of a first review round carried out by ENISA with the assistance of external experts. To simplify things, the risks were separated from the extensive legal considerations that form part of the 2009 Cloud Risk Assessment. This does not mean, however, that legal aspects are not considered. On the contrary, there will be a separate working

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