Legal, Risk, & Compliance Slide Deck for Cloud Computing – CCSP Series – Chapter # 6b



The advent of cloud computing has revolutionized the IT landscape, ushering in a new era for Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). This detailed presentation navigates the evolutionary path from traditional IT provisioning to today’s rapid deployment in the cloud and explores the corresponding transformation in risk management strategies which businesses must adopt to safeguard their operations in a digitized world.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the shift from long timelines in system setup during the dot-com era to the current quick-paced infrastructure deployment.
  • Understand the evolution of Cloud Risk Management Strategies, adapting to the swift changes imposed by cloud technologies.
  • Learn the importance of assessing Cloud Service Providers’ Risk Management Programs before engagement and partnership.
  • Grasp the significance of audits and compliance, gathering insights into frameworks like SOC 2 and ISO 27001 to assure indirect risk management.
  • Analyze different risk profiles and appetites, especially comparing tech startups with financial firms, and understand the implications on their cloud operations.
  • Discern the legal and regulatory implications of Data Ownership & Processing in the context of the cloud ecosystem.
  • Delve into the role of Regulatory Frameworks, like GDPR and HIPAA, and their requirements for transparency and breach notifications.
  • Explore Effective Risk Treatment Techniques, balancing risk impact with mitigation cost-benefits.
  • Assess various Risk Management Frameworks and learn about their applicability to cloud environments, such as NIST and ENISA guidelines.
  • Acquire knowledge on Cybersecurity Metrics and Key Risk Indicators effective for tracking an organization’s risk management.
  • Develop critical questions for assessing a Cloud Service Provider’s (CSP) risk environment, including legal, compliance, and technical aspects of their services.


As organizations navigate through the complexities of cloud computing, a robust and adaptive risk management strategy becomes paramount. This presentation encapsulates the essentials of cloud risk analysis, audit compliance, data management, regulatory adherence, and strategic risk treatment – equipping professionals with the knowledge to ensure a secure and resilient cloud architecture for their enterprises.

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Categories: Cloud Security
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