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CSA survey finds trust in the cloud increasing

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Suspicion of the cloud has lifted so much that trust in cloud services is on par with on-premises applications, according to a survey by the Cloud Security Alliance.

CSA lends prototype compliance tool to six-year cloud security project

The CSA is part of the STRATUS project, a six-year cybersecurity project

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) said this week that it is lending a prototype data auditing and compliance regulation tool to the STRATUS initiative, a six-year multi-million dollar cybersecurity project funded by New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.

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.

Cloud, IoT, big data require international charter on data privacy, experts claim

Data privacy experts have renewed calls for an enforceable supra-national agreement on data protection

Data security – and its correlate, data privacy – has become the leading issue when it comes to emerging digital technologies, especially cloud computing, big data, and the burgeoning Internet of Things. That’s why some of the world’s foremost data privacy and data security experts are calling for harmonised international standards on policies and processes related to data storage and handling.

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.

PRISM causes one in ten to cancel US cloud contracts

The survey results show companies are starting to respond to the PRISM leaks

According to survey results released Wednesday by the Cloud Security Alliance, 56 per cent of non-US residents are less likely to use US-based cloud service providers in light of the recent PRISM programme revelations, with one in ten cancelling a project using a US-based cloud provider as a result.