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Cloud Top Ten Risks

University of Minnesota via Coursera


After completing the course, the student should be able to do the following:
● Explain the process of vulnerability patching to minimize windows of vulnerability. Describe the elements of a secure cloud patching process, and how an effective process minimizes windows of vulnerability.
● Identify typical cloud availability risks (e.g. to data or services) and describe security techniques to address them.
● Describe key physical properties of a cloud provider’s infrastructure that impact security of a cloud consumer’s application.
● Discuss the role of auditing in the cloud management process: audit requirements, types of reports, impact of distributed architecture.


  • Overview of the Top Ten Risks
  • Cloud Risks 2, 3, and 4
  • Cloud Risks 5, 6, and 7
  • Cloud Risks 8, 9, and 10

Taught by

Rick Smith

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