CSA and ISO to team up to develop cloud security standards

News Article - Tuesday, 26 April 2011 11:40

Category: Security

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and the International Organization for Standardization/ International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) have announced they will be teaming up to develop key standards for cloud security.

The partnership was unveiled at the recent CSA Summit at Infosecurity Europe and the CSA has established a Category C Liaison relationship with ISO/IECs' Joint Technical Committee 1/Sub Committee 27.

It is hoped that the development will lead to businesses which use cloud computing being able to measure cloud-based security controls using tools which are already used in traditional control structures.

This will offer relief to many companies which are wary of embracing the cloud due to security concerns and a lack of understanding.

"By working closely with ISO in the highly dynamic cloud computing environment, the industry can have confidence that CSA guidance will be enduring, and that they can align with it now," said Dave Cullinane, CSA chairman.

Earlier this month, a number of leading cloud computing organisations joined forces to create the Cloud Standards Customer Council which aims to standardise a framework for cloud computing interoperability and boost adoption of the technology.

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