Case Study 1: Cloud Computing IT Audits
Due Week 4 and worth 75 points
Imagine you are an Information Security Manager in a medium-sized organization. Your CIO has asked you to prepare a case analysis report and presentation on establishing internal controls in cloud computing. The CIO was reviewing Cloud Computing Security Case Studies and Research. However, he noticed that these case studies addressed the benefits but did very little to address the risks and vulnerabilities of cloud computing and how organizations can control these risks and vulnerabilities. Additionally, he needs more information about private clouds, public clouds, and hybrid clouds.
1. Provide a summary analysis of the highlights and projected results from the case studies mentioned here.
2. Examine the risks and vulnerabilities associated with public clouds, private clouds, and hybrids; include examples applicable from the case studies you previously reviewed.
3. Suggest controls that organizations could implement to mitigate these risks and vulnerabilities.
4. Develop a list of IT audit tasks that address a cloud computing environment based on the results from the analysis of the case studies, the risks and vulnerabilities, and the mitigation controls.
Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.