February 28, 2013 -- The Cloud Security Alliance Top Threats Working Group released “The Notorious Nine: Cloud Computing Top Threats in 2013.” The report is aimed at providing organizations with an up-to-date, expert-informed understanding of cloud security threats so that they can make educated risk-management decisions regarding cloud adoption strategies.

While there are many risks associated with the cloud in general, the report focuses on threats specifically related to the shared, on-demand nature of cloud computing, says CSA, a not-for-profit organization that promotes the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing. With descriptions and analyses, the report serves as a threat identification guide designed to help cloud users and providers make informed decisions about risk mitigation.

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