The cloud phenomenon is here. An ever increasing number of organisations are moving their IT framework and data to a cloud solution. They are doing so to maximise the potential of such solutions, in terms of flexibility, agility, efficiencies and cost savings. The trend toward cloud adoption means that significant amounts of sensitive data already reside there and the volume will continue to increase.

Nefarious actors have identified data stored on the cloud as a potential source of income and cases of data compromise have already occurred. The breadth of data theft is enormous, but encompasses personally identifiable information; a trigger point requiring organisations to report data breaches.

This whitepaper seeks to offer organisations a framework around which to base their assessments of third-party vendors who offer a cloud solution. The whitepaper is a guide to enable IT and operations professionals to discuss and identify what is important to them when considering cloud solutions.