IT Security Risk Management

Perceived IT Security Risks in the Context of Cloud Computing

  • Tobias Ackermann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  8. Back Matter
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About this book


Tobias Ackermann provides a comprehensive conceptualization of perceived IT security risk in the Cloud Computing context that is based on six distinct risk dimensions grounded on a structured literature review, Q-sorting, expert interviews, and analysis of data collected from 356 organizations. Additionally, the effects of security risks on negative and positive attitudinal evaluations in IT executives' Cloud Computing adoption decisions are examined. The author presents a mathematical risk quantification framework that can be used to support the IT risk management process of Cloud Computing users. The results support the risk management processes of (potential) adopters, and enable providers to develop targeted strategies to mitigate risks perceived as crucial.


Der Inhalt

·         Cloud Computing

·         IT Risk Management

·         Scale Development

·         Analysis of Adoption Decisions

·         Risk Quantification Framework


Die Zielgruppen

·         Information systems and computer science researchers and students 

·         Cloud Computing users and providers 


Der Autor

Dr. Tobias Ackermann received his doctorate at the chair of Information Systems | Software Business & Information Management at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. His areas of interest are IT risk management and the perceptions of IT security risks in the context of Cloud Computing.



Analysis of adoption decisions Cloud Computing IT risk management Perceived IT security risks Risk quantification framework Scale development

Authors and affiliations

  • Tobias Ackermann
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  1. 1., Fachgebiet WirtschaftsinformatikTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-01114-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-01115-4
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