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Cloud Computing Policy

by
Alex Denne
Alex Denne
Oct, 31 2022

When to use this template

Also known as a cloud security policy or cloud governance policy, this cloud computing policy template covers all external cloud services, e.g. cloud-based email, document storage, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), etc. Personal accounts are excluded. Cloud computing offers a number of advantages including low costs, high performance and quick delivery of services. However, without adequate controls, it also exposes individuals and organisations to online threats such as data loss or theft, unauthorised access to corporate networks, and so on. You can remain committed to enabling your employees to do their jobs as efficiently as possible through the use of technology. This template is intended to establish a process employees can use cloud services as required without jeopardising your organisation's data and computing resources. This policy applies to all employees of your organisation, with no exceptions.

Key issues covered in this template

  • Cloud-based email
  • Document storage
  • Software-as-a-Service (Saas)
  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
  • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
  • The use of personal cloud services accounts (these are excluded)

What to watch out for

  • You will need to create a separate Password Policy

  • The policy should be reviewed annually

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Alex Denne

Alex Denne

@alexdenne
Genie AI

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Legal Services
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Consultancy
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Other
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Education
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Finance
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Energy
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Manufacturing
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Additional information

Business categories

Relevant sectors

Retail

Finance

Media

Insurance

Legal Services

Technology

Sport & Entertainment

Public Administration

Relevant company sizes

1 - 3

20 - 49

250 - 999

4 - 19

50 - 249

1000 +

Governing law

England and Wales

Language

English UK

Gender neutral

Yes