CCS 610 Cloud Service and Technology

The first step in assessing risk in cloud computing will be to identify and describe risk concepts and cloud computing risk factors associated with cloud adoption. As a software as a service (SaaS) company considering an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud service provider for your hosting needs, consider third party outsourcing issuesand the generally accepted best practices for cloud adoption and review relevant cloud risk case studies. You should also consider best practices for cloud adoption.As part of the risk management process, identify and describe other types of risk, such as risks associated with having a service-level agreement (SLA).

In order to identify guidelines applicable to your company’s industry, you must have an understanding of the different types of risk management guidelines that exist and are frequently applicable in cloud environments.

There are several cybersecurity standards applicable to cloud computing environments such as the NIST Cybersecurity FrameworkISO standards, and US federal government standards (DoD/FIPS), as well as several major sets of risk guidelines for dealing with the risks involved. Also, there are organizations such as the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) that recommend best practices for managing risks.

Review the different guidelines and determine which are most appropriate for BallotOnline. For example, NIST has responsibility for developing a number of elections industry guidelines within the United States.

Identify why those guidelines are most appropriate and compile these items into a brief (three to five pages) recommendation and justification of your choice. justify your recommendation.

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