Security Risks & Migration Strategy For Cloud Sourcing: A Government Perspective
Governments of various countries all over the globe, irrespective of their economic & technological standing on the world stage, are realizing the benefits of cloud computing and devising strategies to migrate their IT systems to the Cloud, a trend also called Cloud sourcing. In this paper, the authors identify the prerequisites government agencies should consider before moving to the cloud. Then they examine various security challenges government organizations may face in the process of Cloud migration and the possible options to mitigate these security threats. Finally, they discuss multiple cloud deployment options and propose a strategy for the government agencies planning to opt for cloud sourcing.