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Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing V3.0
Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing V3.0

Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing V3.0

Release Date: 11/14/2011

Working Group: Security Guidance

The CSA guidance as it enters its third edition seeks to establish a stable, secure baseline for cloud operations. This effort provides a practical, actionable road map to managers wanting to adopt the cloud paradigm safely and securely. Domains have been rewritten to emphasize security, stability and privacy, ensuring corporate privacy in a multi-tenant environment.

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Rich Mogull

Rich Mogull

Rich is the VP of Product for DisruptOPS and Analyst and CEO of Securosis. With twenty years of experience in information security, physical security, and risk management, Rich is one of the foremost experts on cloud security, having driven development of the Cloud Security Alliance’s V4 Guidance and the associated CCSK training curriculum. He is a prolific writer and featured speaker at the security industry’s largest events, including RSA...

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Jens Laundrup
Chief Security Engineer and Executive Consultant, Emagined Security Inc.

Jens Laundrup

Chief Security Engineer and Executive Consultant, Emagined Security Inc.

Jens Laundrup, Chief Security Engineer and Executive Consultant, Emagined Security Inc., has spent over 30 years in the Information Security space to include numerous security engineering disciplines including Military, Government and Corporate Information Security, Compliance Program Design, Architecture Design, and Network & Physical Security. Mr. Laundrup has led the development and design of cutting-edge risk-based security programs and...

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Security GRC Team of TCS Global Technology Practice for the IoT and Smart Cities

Abhik Chaudhuri

Security GRC Team of TCS Global Technology Practice for the IoT and Smart Cities

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