An understanding of the risks and benefits of keeping your Cloud services in-house is crucial to any decision to use public or private (hosted) services.

The largest threat – believe it or not – is your own users and the effective management of applications, patches, and changes to your environment.  You’ll want to carefully determine the comparative costs of off-premises management, the security issues involvend, and your ability to monitor and manage internal (inside YOUR firewall) threats.

Thanks to John Kinsella and CSO
5 (more) key cloud security issues – CSO Online – Security and Risk