Call for Volunteers: Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing

The Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA) Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus leverages the CSA Cloud Control Matrix and seeks to establish a stable, secure baseline for cloud operations. It acts as a practical, actionable road map to individuals looking to safely and securely adopt the cloud paradigm.

Since its last revision in 2011, the cloud landscape, tools and technologies have changed and so we want to reflect that in an updated version of the Guidance. CSA is currently seeking volunteers to provide in-depth feedback and insight for the next version of the Security Guidance.

Volunteers are needed that can invest their time in providing detailed and quality feedback, as well as specific direction on the Security Guidance. Volunteers will need to review the prior version of the Guidance and answer questions like what they like about it; what needs to be changed or added; what cloud security practices are not being address?

CSA will be accepting volunteer submissions over the next six weeks starting on Monday, June 8, 2015. Interested individuals may submit their request to volunteer via the website. CSA will evaluate all completed forms and respond with questions and/or acceptance.

Volunteers will be given access to a Google doc to provide feedback on the prior version of the Security Guidance. In addition the public will have the ability to gain visibility into the writing process and visit live drafts. All contributions will be credited in the final version. A link to the live drafts will be provided at a later date.

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