CABA Information Series
(IS-2013-64) Guidelines on Security and Privacy in Public Cloud Computing
This report from NIST examines the emergence of cloud computing, as it promises to have far-reaching effects on the systems and networks of federal agencies and other organizations. Many of the features that make cloud computing attractive, however, can also be at odds with traditional security models and controls. The primary purpose of this report is to provide an overview of public cloud computing and the security and privacy considerations involved. More specifically, this document describes the threats, technology risks, and safeguards surrounding public cloud environments, and their treatment.