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Cloud Computing: A Review of Features, Benefits, and Risks, and Recommendations for Secure, Efficient Implementations

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Author(s)

Shirley M. Radack

Abstract

This bulletin summarizes the information presented in NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-146, Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations: Recommendations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The publication explains the different cloud computing technologies and configurations, and recommends methods and approaches that organizations should consider when making decisions about implementing cloud computing, NIST SP 800-146 was written by Lee Badger and Tim Grance of NIST, Robert Patt-Corner of Global Tech, Inc., and Jeff Voas of NIST. The bulletin summarizes the publication, and covers the characteristics of cloud computing, the factors to be considered in the deployment of cloud computing, and open issues that may impact future organizational decisions concerning the deployment of cloud computing. References are provided to additional sources of information on cloud computing.
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ITL Bulletin -

Keywords

cloud computing, data confidentiality, data integrity, information security, Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, risk assessment, risk management, security controls, Software as a Service, system availability, system security

Citation

Radack, S. (2012), Cloud Computing: A Review of Features, Benefits, and Risks, and Recommendations for Secure, Efficient Implementations, ITL Bulletin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=911668 (Accessed August 12, 2022)
Created June 27, 2012, Updated January 27, 2020