NEEDHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Cloud Standards Customer Council™ (CSCC™) has published an update to the guide, Cloud Security Standards: What to Expect and What to Negotiate. The guide is an overview of the different types of security standards, frameworks, and certifications that exist for cloud computing. It is available to download at no charge at www.cloud-council.org/resource-hub.
Organized according to 10 steps for securing cloud applications, the guide complements the CSCC’s deliverable, Security for Cloud Computing: 10 Steps to Ensure Success, which prescribes a series of steps to evaluate and manage the security of a cloud environment. The Cloud Security Standards guide discusses standards that apply to each step. Armed with this information, cloud customers will be able to assess the standards’ support of cloud service providers.
Since Version 1.0 of the guide was published, the landscape for security standards has matured. Several cloud-specific security standards, including ISO/IEC 27017 and ISO/IEC 27018 for security and privacy, have been issued and are being adopted. These standards, and associated certifications, provide more detailed guidance and recommendations for both cloud service customers and cloud service providers.
The CSCC authors will host a complimentary webinar on September 20, 2016 from 11:00am – 12:00pm ET to introduce the guide. Event details are posted on the CSCC’s website at www.cloud-council.org/events.
About the Cloud Standards Customer Council
The Cloud Standards Customer Council™ (CSCC™) is an end-user advocacy group dedicated to accelerating the cloud’s successful adoption and drilling down into the standards, security and interoperability issues surrounding the transition to the cloud. The CSCC is chartered to work with standards development organizations (SDOs), open source groups, and end user organizations to publish vendor-neutral guides on important cloud computing topics. The guides are distributed to industry members to highlight customer requirements, influence standards development, and advance the adoption of cloud computing. The CSCC is managed by the Object Management Group® (OMG®), a non-profit IT standards organization. For more information, visit www.cloud-council.org.
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