PISCATAWAY, N.J.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit organization formed to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing, and IEEE, the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology, today announced they are joining forces to ensure that best practices and standards are developed and available to provide security assurance for cloud computing. As a result of this collaboration, CSA and IEEE have been conducting a survey to identify and define the most critical security concerns surrounding enterprise cloud computing.
“Since founding the Cloud Security Alliance, our members have been committed to defining a set of best practices that will enable their organizations to embrace their cloud initiatives without compromising their security posture”
The survey was completed by hundreds of IT professionals who are actively involved in implementing cloud-related projects. CSA and IEEE will announce their findings at the Cloud Security Alliance Summit, a half-day event being held at the RSA conference in San Francisco on March 1, 2010 (http://www.cloudsecurityalliance.org/rsa2010.html). The two organizations will also co-present their findings at SecureCloud 2010 in Barcelona on March 16 (http://www.cloudsecurityalliance.org/sc2010.html).
“Since founding the Cloud Security Alliance, our members have been committed to defining a set of best practices that will enable their organizations to embrace their cloud initiatives without compromising their security posture,” said Jim Reavis, founder of the Cloud Security Alliance. “As one of the world’s oldest and most respected computing organizations, the IEEE and their global membership will help us gain valuable insight into which cloud security concerns are most pressing. Once we fully understand these priorities, we will be able to better define new standards that will improve all aspects of cloud security.”
“The true promise of cloud computing will only be realized if all aspects of security are addressed and communicated in a truly open and collaborative manner,” said Judy Gorman, Managing Director, IEEE-SA. “Both CSA and the IEEE bring a unique and informed perspective to the table and this survey will help set the agenda for developing a comprehensive set of cloud security standards.”
The Cloud Security Alliance is the world’s leading organization focused on the cloud, and has assembled top experts and industry stakeholders to provide authoritative information about the state of cloud security in the Cloud Security Alliance Summit. This year’s summit is being produced in cooperation with IEEE, which is presenting a session on developing standards to assure compliance and vendor interoperability. This event provides the attendee with a unique opportunity to learn the latest best practices that will help shape the future of cloud computing security.
About the IEEE Standards Association
The IEEE Standards Association, a globally recognized standards-setting body, develops consensus standards through an open process that engages industry and brings together a broad stakeholder community. IEEE standards set specifications and best practices based on current scientific and technological knowledge. The IEEE-SA has a portfolio of over 900 active standards and more than 400 standards under development. For information on the IEEE-SA, visit: http://standards.ieee.org.
About the IEEE
IEEE is the world’s largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity. Through its more than 375,000 members in 160 countries, IEEE is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Dedicated to the advancement of technology, IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed nearly 900 active industry standards. The organization annually sponsors more than 850 conferences worldwide. Additional information about IEEE can be found at http://www.ieee.org.
About Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by industry practitioners and supported by more than 25 corporate members . For further information, the Cloud Security Alliance website is http://www.cloudsecurityalliance.org/.