Top 8 cloud risks according to ENISA

Does security in the cloud ever bother you? It would be weird if it didn’t. Cloud computing has a lot of benefits, but also a lot of risks if done in the wrong way. So what are the most important Read more...

Simple SaaS security tips

Most people and companies are now using a significant amount of SaaS solutions. Companies are running sales support software, file sharing, collaboration, e-mail and a lot more in the cloud. But that usage also leads to concerns about the security Read more...

New cloud security certification CCSP to complement CCSK

Cloud security certification is getting a new dimension. In the past week the Cloud Security Alliance and ISC2 announced a new cloud security certification: Certified Cloud Security Professional or CCSP for short. Read the official announcement here and here. Want Read more...

Cloud Roadmap for Banks

A few days ago I did a webinar titled: The Cloud Security Alliance recently published a service on the adoption of cloud in the financial services industry. In this webinar  I analyse that report, and put it in the context Read more...

Three obstacles in cloud adoption

Don’t go to the cloud if you see no benefit. And in a lot of situations there is no benefit in jumping on the cloud band wagon. But a lot of companies are seeing benefits in cloud, yet they feel Read more...

Feature continuity is a cloud risk to manage

Procurement departments often have an issue with one of the intrinsic characteristics of cloud computing, which is that the provider defines the service. It is not the consumers that define the service, though they may be able to configure it. Read more...

Business Model Canvas for SaaS Providers

As a follow up to the earlier article on the IaaS business model, here is a high level overview of the SaaS provider business model and some of the strategic options that are in there. The business model canvas is a Read more...

Three ways of adding value with cloud computing

Why do businesses invest in IT and cloud computing? I see three different reasons. The most obvious one is to reduce the cost of IT. This is apparent in questions like: 'Is a cloud e-mail solution cheaper than having your own Read more...

Business Model Canvas for Cloud Providers

Cloud Computing is not so much about technology but more about the new business models that this technology enables. The question then is, how do these business models look? One of the most inspiring ways of looking at business models is Read more...

Using the Cloud Controls Matrix in procuring better cloud services

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) maintains the so-called Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM), a list of controls that can be used to get assurance on the quality of a cloud provider. (See earlier blog post for more details and background on Read more...