Cloud Security: A Security Management Perspective

  • Mohammed M. AlaniEmail author


This chapter discusses, on strategic level, security considerations related to moving to the cloud. It starts by discussing common cloud threats with brief explanation of each of them. The next section discusses the detailed differences between the cloud and classical data-center in terms of security. Presented in this chapter, the process of prioritizing assets and threats when moving to the cloud. The chapter explains how to evaluate the risks on each asset and how to prioritize the required spending on the information security budget. The chapter concludes with a discussion of general security consideration for the cloud.


Cloud Computing Virtual Machine Cloud Service Cloud Service Provider Private Cloud 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Al-Khawarizmi International CollegeAbu DhabiUAE

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