This course is designed to provide students the ability to evaluate cloud-based services and execute risk management. In this course, students will first get an overview of the many cloud-based computing models – from Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and everything between the two extremes. With knowledge of these distinct models, students will be able to make effective decisions about managing risks and keeping the network’s cloud resources secure in various combinations of delivery model and cloud type. The course will also cover cloud environment governance and policy, with focus on making practical recommendations regarding contracts and internal policy. Students will also develop a firm command of legal and compliance related problems of cloud security and risk management.