Summary of Cloud Security Principles

Security principles to consider when evaluating cloud services, and why these may be important to your organisation.

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This publication is for public sector organisations on use of cloud services for handling OFFICIAL information.

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Published 19 December 2013
Last updated 14 August 2014 + show all updates
  1. Cloud Security Guidance BETA release, incorporating feedback received on the ALPHA publications.
  2. Updated as part of the ALPHA release of the Cloud Security Guidance, which included some modifications to the previously published Cloud Security Principles.
  3. First published.