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Cloud Security Alliance and IEEE on Cloud Computing Security

The two organizations will also co-present their findings at SecureCloud 2010 in Barcelona on March 16

Security Sessions at Cloud Expo

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit organization formed to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing, and IEEE, the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology, on Friday announced they are joining forces to ensure that best practices and standards are developed and available to provide security assurance for cloud computing.

As a result of this collaboration, CSA and IEEE have been conducting a survey to identify and define the most critical security concerns surrounding enterprise cloud computing.

The survey was completed by hundreds of IT professionals who are actively involved in implementing cloud-related projects. CSA and IEEE will announce their findings at the Cloud Security Alliance Summit, a half-day event being held at the RSA conference in San Francisco on March 1, 2010.

The two organizations will also co-present their findings at SecureCloud 2010 in Barcelona on March 16.

"Since founding the Cloud Security Alliance, our members have been committed to defining a set of best practices that will enable their organizations to embrace their cloud initiatives without compromising their security posture," said Jim Reavis, founder of the Cloud Security Alliance. "As one of the world's oldest and most respected computing organizations, the IEEE and their global membership will help us gain valuable insight into which cloud security concerns are most pressing. Once we fully understand these priorities, we will be able to better define new standards that will improve all aspects of cloud security."

"The true promise of cloud computing will only be realized if all aspects of security are addressed and communicated in a truly open and collaborative manner," said Judy Gorman, Managing Director, IEEE-SA. "Both CSA and the IEEE bring a unique and informed perspective to the table and this survey will help set the agenda for developing a comprehensive set of cloud security standards."

The Cloud Security Alliance is the world's leading organization focused on the cloud, and has assembled top experts and industry stakeholders to provide authoritative information about the state of cloud security in the Cloud Security Alliance Summit. This year's summit is being produced in cooperation with IEEE, which is presenting a session on developing standards to assure compliance and vendor interoperability. This event provides the attendee with a unique opportunity to learn the latest best practices that will help shape the future of cloud computing security.

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Salvatore Genovese is a Cloud Computing consultant and an i-technology blogger based in Rome, Italy. He occasionally blogs about SOA, start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, open source and bleeding-edge technologies, companies, and personalities. Sal can be reached at hamilton(at)sys-con.com.