Cloud Computing: Assessing the Risks

Cloud Computing: Assessing the Risks

Buy and discover the business benefits and risks of adopting Cloud services:

  • A jargon-free explanation of the risks and business benefits of Cloud computing, ideal as a first book on the subject
  • Explains the benefits and potential risks giving a realistic assessment that helps you assess whether the Cloud is right for you
  • Written from a risk and management rather than a technical perspective, enabling non-experts to make informed decisions when selecting Cloud services
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Discover the business benefits and risks of adopting Cloud services

Cloud Computing: Assessing the risks uses jargon-free language and relevant examples, analogies and diagrams to explain the key benefits and risks that come with adopting Cloud services. Written by three internationally renowned experts, the 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 covers 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.

Learn what the Cloud can do for you

The authors are careful to describe the challenges as well as the benefits of using Cloud services, giving the reader more realistic expectations of what a Cloud service can provide, and an understanding of how to successfully manage the risks and threats. The book explains how you can make your business more flexible in order to seize opportunities offered by the Cloud and gives you an understanding of international data protection and privacy laws around Cloud computing.


  1. Cloud Computing Explained;
  2. How Cloud Computing Changes Security, Governance, Risk and Compliance;
  3. Governance of Cloud Computing;
  4. Cloud Computing Top Security Risks;
  5. Assessing Security in the Cloud;
  6. Cloud Computing Application Security;
  7. Organisational Risks Associated with Cloud Computing;
  8. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery in Cloud Computing;
  9. Investigations and Forensics in the Cloud;
  10. Cloud Computing Borders - National and International Deployment;
  11. Evaluating Compliance in the Cloud;
  12. Where Cloud Computing is Heading.

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.

Is Cloud right for your organisation ? Buy this book and understand the business benefits you could achieve.

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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