This paper describes the activities of Cloud Sweden, a large group of IT and legal professionals in Sweden who collaborate to develop guidelines for safe use of cloud computing. In this article you will find a sample of what the legal group of Cloud Sweden has produced ? a primer of legal issues that a manager should pay attention to before making the leap into the Cloud.
Cloud computing inherently comes with a number of vulnerabilities that increase the space for cyber attacks. This paper aims to provide an overview of major potential risks to privacy and security in the cloud. Various emerging threats and attack methods are discussed, and some speculative future research directions are presented.