The concept of shifting computing to a shared service provider is not new. What is new is that the cost of Cloud Computing is falling so dramatically that considering outsourcing to the Cloud is no longer rare. And, in an era of tight budgets, the opportunity to make financial savings means that Cloud Computing looks especially attractive.
Above the Clouds: Managing Risk in the World of Cloud Computing acts as a primer and strategic guide to identify Cloud Computing best practices and associated risks, and reduce the latter to acceptable levels. From software as a service (SaaP) to replacing the entire IT infrastructure, the author serves as an educator, guide and strategist, from runway to getting the organization above the clouds. Valuable tips on how to choose your provider of Cloud Services are also offered.
The author, Kevin T. McDonald is a Senior Information Technology Analyst and Cloud Strategist for ICF International Inc, a consulting firm in Washington, DC. A member of the Tech America Cloud Computing Committee and the Cloud Security Alliance, Kevin has over 25 years' experience in IT, choosing to specialize in cyber security, infrastructure protection and business continuity.
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About the Author
Kevin T. McDonald is a senior information technology analyst and Cloud strategist for ICF International, Inc., a global consultancy based in Washington, DC. Mr McDonald is an imaginative IT security and project leader with over 25 years of industry and government experience.He specializes in infrastructure protection, cybersecurity,and business continuity planning for government and commercial clients and has published and spoken in a variety of venues.
He is a member of the Tech America Cloud Computing Committee, the IAC-ACT Cross-SIG Cloud Computing in Government committee and the Cloud Security Alliance.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration (BSBA) Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis program from the University of Arkansas and is currently pursuing graduate studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
Mr McDonald holds certifications from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium,Inc. ((ISC)²®) as a certified information systems security professional (CISSP), from the Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) as a certified information systems auditor (CISA), from the Project Management Institute as a project management professional (PMP) and is a certified business continuity professional (CBCP) from the Disaster Recovery Institute International. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia, with his wife Melanie.