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Is Progress Being Made as CSA?

Posted by hyperguard on March 10, 2010

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) released yet another paper at the RSA conference this year— Top Threats to Cloud Computing.  This document is in relation to the recent CSA paper, Security Guidance for Critical Areas in Cloud Computing, v2 that was updated in December 2009.  Since the v2 update and the release of the top threats document, the organization has fallen short to provide the industry with actual use-cases that illustrates true deployment scenarios of cloud computing environments, especially those 13 domains identified.  Enterprises that are planning or who have actually made the leap to cloud computing environments are desperately seeking options to secure their services.

According to a recent Gartner report, organizations will spend more of their IT budget on private cloud computing, than public cloud computing through 2012.  As the industry continues to move forward with cloud computing, particularly to a private cloud, need for use-cases is critical and timely for these companies, and a one-size fits all approach will not suffice.  Thomas Bittman points out in his blog post, Cloud Computing: Through a Glass, Darkly, the key to private cloud computing is spending time with the design process and ensuring the architecture gives them enough flexibility to adjust as needed.  This couldn’t be any truer from a security standpoint, and even more of a reason for a use-case paper.

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We’ll be at RSA next week

Posted by hyperguard on February 26, 2010

The RSA Conference is just a week away, and this will be the second year art of defence will be exhibiting at the show.  We’re quite excited and looking forward to all the discussions around application security and cloud, particularly the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Summit. The CSA has been working hard to better understand the risks associated with cloud threats, and at the show will be releasing their findings in their Top Threats to Cloud Computing document. It will look at how the industry perceives the risk that these threats pose—sure to be a good one!  

If you’re at the show, be sure to stop by and say hello—we’ll be at booth #342.

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