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A Roadmap for Transitioning an Information Assurance Program and Others to Cloud Computing

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Executive Summary

Cloud Computing (CC) has gained a lot of popularity in the past few years. Since the authors published a paper about CC in ISECON'2009, several new developments have taken place, including new standards by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other relevant research. This paper explores such recent standards and research, and cites some of the challenges facing organizations that are contemplating to move from traditional in-house infrastructure to the cloud. The paper subsequently delves into an evaluation of the potential for that transition at Eastern Michigan University's Information Assurance (EMU-IA) program. It follows a process of assessing the requirements for typical exercises from key courses and how these can benefit from cloud computing.

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