Euro. Net & Info Security Agency articles

While long, these articles include lots of interesting reports, recommendations and survey material:

For example,

Cloud computing is an on-demand service model for IT provision, often based on virtualization and distributed computing technologies. Cloud computing architectures have:

  • highly abstracted resources
  • near instant scalability and flexibility
  • near instantaneous provisioning
  • shared resources (hardware, database, memory, etc)
  • ‘service on demand’, usually with a ‘pay as you go’ billing system
  • programmatic management (eg, through WS API).