References – Data Protection and the Cloud: Are the risks too great?


Cloud Security and Governance: Who’s on your Cloud?by Sumner Blount and Rob Zanella

Securing Cloud Services: A pragmatic approach to security architecture in the Cloud by Lee Newcombe

Cloud Computing: Assessing the risks by Jared Carstensen, JP Morgenthal and Bernard Golden

Above the Clouds: Managing Risk in the World of Cloud Computing by Kevin T McDonald

From a legal perspective: Cloud Computing a practical introduction to the legal issues, by Renzo Marchini

See also the Cloud Security Alliance or CSA ( which provides a security framework developed with cloud considerations in mind - the Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM).