ENISA is carrying out a risk assessment of cloud computing with input from 30 experts from major companies and academic institutions. The paper should provide an assessment of key risks and their mitigation strategies in cloud computing which will allow:
- European Policymakers to decide on research policy (to develop technologies to mitigate risks)
- European Policymakers to decide on appropriate policy and economic incentives, legislative measures, awareness-raising initiatives etc... vis-a-vis cloud-computing technologies.
- Business leaders to evaluate the risks of adopting such technologies and possible mitigation strategies.
- Individuals/citizens to evaluate the cost/benefit of using the consumer version of such applications.
You can see a slide presentation on the work so far (presented at OASIS/EEMA eIdentity conference in London in June) here.