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Cloud Computing Security

Cloud computing offers organisations potential benefits including cost savings and improved business outcomes. However, there are a variety of information security risks that need to be carefully considered.

Cloud Computing Security for Tenants

This document is designed to assist a tenant organisation’s cyber security team, cloud architects and business representatives to work together to perform a risk assessment and use cloud services securely.

Cloud Computing Security for Cloud Service Providers

This document is designed to assist assessors validating a cloud service's security posture. This document can also be used by Cloud Service Providers that want to offer secure cloud services.

ASD Certified Cloud Services

ASD has completed an IRAP assessment of these outsourced cloud computing services and granted them ASD Certification.

Cloud Computing Security Considerations

This discussion paper is largely superseded by newer guidance available on this web page.  Nevertheless, some readers might find its conversational format useful to start a discussion with stakeholders in their organisation and with Cloud Service Providers.


Australian government customers with questions regarding this advice should contact ACSC Advice and Assistance.

Australian businesses and other private sector organisations seeking further information should contact CERT Australia.

In August 2018 ACSC launched a new website,, to reflect its new organisation.

Cyber security programs and advice are being migrated to Information and advice on this site remains current.

Reports help the ACSC to develop a better understanding of the threat environment and will assist other organisations who are also at risk.

Cyber security incident reports are also used in aggregate for developing new defensive policies, procedures, techniques and training measures to help prevent future incidents.

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