Many postings about information security associated with Cloud computing decisions have indicated that the jury is still out regarding a final decision of how secure the cloud really is — now more than ever, it is very important to take the time to review, evaluate, and test those organization specific components of a cloud decision making process before you make a final decision.
Compliance and regulatory requirements along with having information security controls in place before you make a final decision are just a few of the elements to consider in that decision process.
It is with this in mind, that we point your direction to a recent article written by Grant Gross and posted on the Computerworld website. In this article, you may see concerns about cloud computing or cybersecurity mentioned and summarized from a recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that match risk managment issues over cloud computing expressed in your own organization.
It is also likely that your organization and our own U.S. government are both being driven by similar anticipated cost reductions coming from a move to a cloud computing environment.
Our staff believes that those similarities for both benefits and risks may have some relevancy in all organizational cloud computing decisions, and, should be passed on to information security and risk management team members in your organization.
Click here to read the full article, and let us know your thoughts and comments.
Is your organization at the same point of review regarding a cloud computing decision?
After reading this article, have you learned more of what to do or what not to do in order to make a best case decision for moving your organization to the cloud?