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ENISA - Cloud Security Guide for SMEs

08 May 2015
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With thanks to ENISA the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security and Michael Murphy at Enterprise Ireland, attached is a Cloud Computing security risks and opportunities guide for SMEs. 

This guide wants to assist SMEs understand the security risks and opportunities they should take into account when procuring cloud services. This document includes a set of security risk, a set of security opportunities and a list of security questions the SME could pose to the provider to understand the level of security. The risks and opportunities are linked to the security questions so the end result is customised according to the user's needs and requirements. This information is supported by two example use cases and an annex that gives an overview of the data protection legislation applicable and the authorities involved in each country. 


The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) is a centre of network and information security expertise for the EU, its member states, the private sector and Europe's citizens. ENISA works with these groups to develop advice and recommendations on good practice in information security. It assists EU member states in implementing relevant EU legislation and works to improve the resilience of Europe's critical information infrastructure and networks. ENISA seeks to enhance existing expertise in EU member states by supporting the development of cross-border communities committed to improving network and information security throughout the EU. More information about ENISA and its work can be found at






Attached Documents

PDF icon ENISA Cloud Security Guide for SMEs (Cloud_Security_Guide_for_SMEs.pdf | 1.21 MB)