In 2008, Gartner performed an assessment on cloud computing.

This effort was to provide a practical, actionable road map to IT managers wanting to adopt the cloud paradigm safely and securely.

Their assessment identified seven risks listed below, which to a certain extent are still relevant issues in today’s environment:

  1. Privileged user access.
  2. Regulatory compliance.
  3. Data location.
  4. Data segregation.
  5. Recovery.
  6. Investigative support.
  7. Long-term viability.