Sweating the Insider Threat in Cloud Services Scenarios

March 2012 | James R. Slaby

Part of the risk assessment behind any decision to migrate to cloud services must effectively weigh how insider threats change when applications migrate from private data centers or shared services infrastructure to private, pubic, or hybrid cloud computing environments. Buyers must investigate any prospective provider’s governance, security policies, and security infrastructure to determine how well it stacks up against their own native insider threat defenses. They must also make a clear-eyed assessment of how any resultant changes in risk posture affect the business case for moving to cloud services.

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