InfoSec Consultant reviews Auditing Cloud Computing, exclusively for IT Governance

Manish Sehgal, principal consultant of Information Security at Seven Step Consulting Pvt reviews Auditing Cloud Computing – A Security and Privacy Guide, exculsively for IT Governance….

Summary: Good book on demystifying the world of cloud computing from an auditor’s perspective.

Cloud computing has been here for quite some time now, and people from the compliance industry are still finding it challenging as to which controls/ frameworks apply to the arena of cloud computing.

Although many significant efforts have been made in the way of explaining how to audit cloud architecture, nothing else comes close to simplify the techno-compliance of the subject in the way Ben Halpert’s book is designed.

The book flows from the basic to the advanced level in a very easy-to-understand manner. The newbies to the auditing domain will find it quite comprehensive and the experienced will find it adequately knowledgeable at the same time.

Topics covered will make the reader understand the complexities of storing data in the cloud and the ways and means which every organization needs to understand before taking the next step. To a service provider the book explains what they should be doing to gain the confidence of a customer and to a service user the book defines what to look for when selecting a service provider. From an auditor’s perspective, the book explains the areas of concern when you are auditing a cloud based organization.

To summarize, this book is for everyone who is involved in the field of cloud computing whether as a service provider, a service user or an auditor. Even people involved in sales of cloud services would find this book useful as they can learn the jargon and use it as their USP.

I would recommend this book to mangers, senior managers, and decision makers who are working in the domain of cloud computing.”

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ITGovernance.co.uk – which is denominated in British Pound Sterling (£)

ITGovernanceUSA.com – which is denominated in US Dollars ($)