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  • Marcus Ranum: Cloud service-level agreements

    Marcus Ranum, security expert and Information Security magazine columnist, goes one-on-one with Randy Sabett, counsel at ZwillGen PLLC and formerly with the National Security Agency to discuss cloud SLAs. 

  • Soc 3 (Service Organization Control 3)

    A Service Organization Control 3 (Soc 3) report outlines information related to a service organization’s internal controls in security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality or privacy. 

  • SSAE 16

    SSAE 16, also called Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements 16, is a regulation created by the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for redefining and updating how service compan... 

  • Soc 1 (Service Organization Control 1)

    A Service Organization Control 1 or Soc 1 (pronounced "sock one") report is written documentation of the internal controls that are likely to be relevant to an audit of a customer’s financial statements. 

  • CloudAudit

    CloudAudit is a specification for the presentation of information about how a cloud computing service provider addresses control frameworks. The specification provides a standard way to present and share detailed, automated statistics about performa... 

  • Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)

    The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes best practices for securing cloud computing and provides information on the ability of cloud computing to secure other forms of computing. The industry group also provides se... 

  • cloud computing

    A cloud service has three distinct characteristics that differentiate it from traditional hosting. It is sold on demand, typically by the minute or the hour; it is elastic -- a user can have as much or as little of a service as they want at any given... 

About Cloud Computing SLAs and Legal Issues

Service level agreements are critical when working with a cloud service provider to ensure enterprise security and compliance requirements are fulfilled and security responsibilities are clearly delineated. Find tips on negotiating cloud computing SLAs that protect your organization. Also learn about cloud computing legal issues in hosted environments such as data location and contract termination.