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Trends in Cloud computing: Secure journey to the cloud, a matter of control

In the field of ICT-based operational management, the introduction of cloud computing marks a crucial transformation. This transformation asks for a fresh look at the organization and use of ICT in, and by public authorities. It also asks for an associated security policy. Cloud computing can only be successfully adopted if traffic can flow securely along the digital highway. The question is what actions the government should take in the field of security to guarantee the proper introduction of cloud computing. This first edition of “Trends in Cloud Computing,” on the theme of “Security” provides answers to this question for politicians, administrators, and others dealing with or responsible for implementing cloud solutions in the public sector. This document is the English version of ‘Trends in cloudcomputing, Veilig in de cloud; een kwestie van regie”