Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. Cloud computing paradigm possesses tremendous momentum but its unique aspects exacerbate security and privacy challenges. Cloud computing enables increasing number of IT services to be delivered over the Internet. The cloud platform enables business to run successfully without dedicated hardware, software and services. The services include personal and professional offerings. This workshop on “Cloud Computing Benefits, Risks and Recommendations for Information Security” will cover the most relevant information security implications of cloud computing from the technical, policy and legal perspective. This workshop provides insights on top Information security risks associated with cloud computing and most importantly, concrete recommendations for how to address the risks and maximize the benefits for users and enterprises by sharing the research expertise with peers and gain research competence from Industry and Academicians.