Security Authorization: An Approach for Community Cloud Computing Environments

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Executive Summary

The objective of this paper is to provide an approach to performing assessment and authorization of Cloud Computing Environments (CCE) in accordance with existing National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidance. Although the assessment and authorization approach described in this paper can be adapted to all of the private, public, hybrid, and community cloud deployment models, the primary focus of this paper is providers and consumers of CCE services for civil agencies utilizing the community cloud deployment model.

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