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The Cloud Security Ecosystem by Raymond Choo, Ryan Ko

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Chapter 20

Governance in the Cloud

Sai Honig    Waikato District Health Board, Hamilton, New Zealand

Abstract

Governance is ensuring accountability and oversight of an entity’s operations. Governance is also identifying opportunities and risks and implementing strategies to manage them. One of many strategies becoming increasing popular is to move operations “into the cloud”. Although this may be seen as opportunity for agile development, faster deployment and reduced investment, there are risks that need to be managed. These risks, such as data security, interoperability and portability, and compliance, may actually reduce the real value of the investment.

With any investment, a calculation of return on investment (ROI) should be conducted. ...

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