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Roles and Responsibilities of Third Party Security Services
Roles and Responsibilities of Third Party Security Services
Who it's for:
  • cloud customers
  • cloud service providers
  • third-party security services providers

Roles and Responsibilities of Third Party Security Services

Release Date: 11/30/2021

As we witness the broader adoption of cloud services, it is no surprise that third-party outsourced services are also on the rise. The security responsibilities are typically split between the CSPs and Cloud Service Customers (CSCs). However, in reality, third-party security services providers increasingly play essential roles, such as providing consultancy or managing security services for CSCs. They have a part in securing the cloud platform as well. For example, some SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) without security professionals may be unsure of how to secure their services and thus engage a Third-Party Security Service Provider (TPSSP) for consultancy. 

The role of TPSSP can be pivotal in the security of these SMEs. The guidelines in this document will help cloud customers when signing Service Level Agreement(SLAs) with TPSSPs.

Understand the security roles and responsibilities of TPSSPs for:
  • Identity and access management
  • Cloud Workload Protection Platform
  • Network Security
  • Data & Storage Security
  • Assessment
  • Security Analytics as a Service
  • Application Security
  • Security Support Services

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Acknowledgements

Dr. Kai Chen
Dr. Kai Chen

Dr. Kai Chen

Dr. Kai Chen is now serving as the Cybersecurity Ecosystem Specialist of Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd., is responding for Huawei cybersecurity ecosystem development including strategy, policy and partner engagement, etc. He has over 15 years work experience in applied cryptography, information and network security technical research, standard development, policy and regulation fields; published over 20 research papers and delivered speeches ...

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Dr. Liu Wenmao
Dr. Liu Wenmao
Director of Innovation Center

Dr. Liu Wenmao

Director of Innovation Center

Dr. Liu is the Director of Innovation Center, and also the leader of XingYun Lab (Cloud Security) of NSFOCUS Inc. He received his Ph.D. in Information Security from the Harbin Institute of Technology in 2013. After completion of his degree, Dr. Liu served as a researcher at NSFOCUS Inc. During the first two years in NSFOCUS, he was also working at Tsinghua University as a postdoc. He works closely with academia, is a member of the China Com...

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Michael Roza
Michael Roza
Risk, Audit, Control and Compliance Professional

Michael Roza

Risk, Audit, Control and Compliance Professional

Since 2012 Michael has contributed to over 85 CSA projects completed by CSA's Internet of Things, Zero Trust/Software-Defined Perimeter, Top Threats, Cloud Control Matrix, Containers/Microservices, DevSecOps, and other working groups. He has also served as co-chair of CSA's Enterprise Architecture, Top Threats, and Security-as-a-Service working groups while also serving as the Standards Liaison Officer for IoT, ICS, EA, SECaaS, and Cloud Key M...

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Jiangyong Shi

Jiangyong Shi

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Du Cheng

Du Cheng

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Dr. Hing-Yan Lee
Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, CSA

Dr. Hing-Yan Lee

Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, CSA

Dr. Hing Yan Lee serves as the Executive Vice President of Asia Pacific (APAC) for Cloud Security Alliance. Dr. Lee has over 30 years of ICT working experience in both the public and private sectors. In the recent 9+ years, he was Director of National Cloud Computing Office at Infocomm Development Authority, where he was responsible for, inter alia, developing the cloud ecosystem, promoting cloud adoption by government agencies and private...

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Ekta Mishra
Membership Director & Country Manager (India), CSA APAC

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Membership Director & Country Manager (India), CSA APAC

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