Thursday, July 17, 2008

Gartner: Cloud Computing Fraught with Security Risks

Cloud computing is fraught with security risks, according to analyst firm Gartner. Smart customers will ask tough questions, and consider getting a security assessment from a neutral third party before committing to a cloud vendor, Gartner says in a June report titled “Assessing the Security Risks of Cloud Computing.”

The seven key risks are:
  1. Privileged user access
  2. Regulatory compliance
  3. Data location
  4. Data segregation
  5. Recovery
  6. Investigative support; and
  7. Long-term viability
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