Providing Security for Software Systems in the Cloud

With the promise of reduced cost, greater uptime, increased flexibility, and rapid deployment, cloud computing has piqued interest in the high-tech world. Given the claimed benefits, most IT departments are examining whether cloud computing fits their organization's needs and if so, how to migrate away from their current on-premises infrastructure. Some risks impact security in much the same way wherever and however the software is hosted, but many old risks take on new importance when software makes the jump to the cloud. This white paper discusses notable concerns in all of these areas and describes an approach for assessing a software system's readiness to be deployed in the cloud.

Sponsor: HP