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CSA, CipherCloud look to standardise APIs for cloud access security brokerage

The CSA and CipherCloud are leading an initiative to standardise API implementation for cloud access security brokerage

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and cloud security vendor CipherCloud are forming a working group to jointly develop best practice around API deployment for cloud access security brokerage services.

CSA tool helps cloud users evaluate data protection posture of providers

The CSA says the tool can help customers and providers improve their cloud data protection practices

The Cloud Security Alliance this week unveiled the next generation of a tool designed to enable cloud customers to evaluate the level of data protection precautions implemented by cloud service providers.

Financial services firms still cagey about cloud computing


Cloud computing is becoming more prevalent throughout the financial sector but many firms say they are less than halfway to having a firm cloud strategy in place, with controls and security remaining primary concerns.

CSA to open source software defined perimeter “sometime this year”

Jim Reavis, executive director of the Cloud Security Alliance

Coming off the heels of a successful hackathon last week that didn’t see its Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) network breached, the Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA) executive director Jim Reavis told Business Cloud News that the organisation is on track to release an open source version of the framework “sometime this year.”

CSA says Software Defined Perimeter will use cloud against hackers

The CSA will pull together proven security techniques and use cloud as a first line of defence against hackers

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for profit organisation creating and promoting best practice for security in cloud computing today unveiled a new initiative called the Software Defined Perimeter, a project focusing on developing end-to-end network security for cloud-based applications. The CSA told Business Cloud News that the initiative will test novel security methods that, while making use of tried and tested bits and pieces, have never been implemented.

BSI and CSA launch certification programme to improve confidence in cloud

The CSA and BSI believe the new certification programme will facilitate more trust in cloud service providers

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and the British Standards Institute (BSI) Wednesday announced the launch of a certification programme for cloud service providers designed to improve confidence in cloud computing among consumers and enterprises.

Cloud Security Alliance: Security in the cloud


At the recent Cloud World Forum in London, Business Cloud News had the chance to speak with Jim Reavis, co-founder and executive director at the Cloud Security Alliance, a nonprofit association of cloud service providers looking to help develop security standards and best practice around cloud computing.

CSA to help plug gaps in standards on digital forensics in the cloud

The CSA wants to improve current cybersecurity and eDiscovery standards for cloud

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced the formation of a new working group that will closely examine incident handling and forensics in cloud environments.