martes, 13 de abril de 2010

Reporte: Top Threats to Cloud Computing V1.0 (CSA and HP)

Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) y HP han presentado los resultados de una investigación que detalla las amenazas potenciales alrededor del uso de los servicios Cloud.

Executive Summary
Cloud Computing represents one of the most significant shifts in information technology many of us are likely to see in our lifetimes. Reaching the point where computing functions as a utility has great
potential, promising innovations we cannot yet imagine.
Customers are both excited and nervous at the prospects of Cloud Computing. They are excited by the opportunities to reduce capital costs. They are excited for a chance to divest themselves of infrastructure management, and focus on core competencies. Most of all, they are excited by the agility offered by the on-demand provisioning of computing and the ability to align information technology with business strategies and needs more readily. However, customers are also very concerned about the risks of Cloud Computing if not properly secured, and the loss of direct control over systems for which they are nonetheless accountable.
To aid both cloud customers and cloud providers, CSA developed “Security Guidance for Critical Areas in Cloud Computing”, initially released in April 2009, and revised in December 2009. This guidance has quickly become the industry standard catalogue of best practices to secure Cloud Computing, consistently lauded for its comprehensive approach to the problem, across 13 domains of concern. Numerous organizations around the world are incorporating the guidance to manage their cloud strategies. The guidance document can be downloaded at

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