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10 Security Questions To Ask A Cloud Service Provider

Help the business assess the risks of cloud services with these handy questions.
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As security teams try to help line-of-business users and other IT practitioners take advantage of cloud benefits as safely as possible, they're increasingly stepping into the role of trusted advisor. The scalability, flexibility, and convenience of software-as-a-service (SaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service  (IaaS), and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings frequently come at the cost of added risk to the business. It is up to information security pros to help evaluate potential providers to best evaluate where those risks are coming from.

Dark Reading talked to a number of experts to come up with 10 must-answer questions that security personnel should get the business in the habit of asking before signing a service agreement.

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Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio
 

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6/17/2015 | 2:10:11 PM
Re: I REALLY HATE these click through articles
Ditto! Plus the same video advertisment is repeated with every click. I understand why its called Dark reading since the info here is not easy to read.
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6/16/2015 | 5:20:16 AM
Re: I REALLY HATE these click through articles
Nice informative article
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Charlie Babcock,
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5/13/2015 | 3:13:51 PM
Know where your data resides
No. 7, "Where do the servers, processes, and data physically reside?" It's pretty clear this is important when cross the border between France and Germany or when crossing the ocean from the U.S. to the U.K. What's more subtle is when you think your data resides in a data center in one state and it's actually been moved to a center in another state without your knowledge. If there's a breach, the rules of reporting that prevail in one state might be much more stringent in the next, and your notification plan may suddenly be out of date. Of servers, processes and data, know where your data resides!
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5/12/2015 | 10:01:17 AM
I REALLY HATE these click through articles
No more!

 

I refuse to read articles that require me to click through 10 or more screens. i am done!
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