Cloud Component Specifications Working Group
Introduction to the Cloud Component Specifications Working Group
From a user perspective, Cloud is a service. However, for Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), integrators and channel partners who construct or build the Cloud, the Cloud architecture is comprised of many Cloud computing components. Examples of these components are hypervisors, Cloud operating systems (CloudOS) components such as “Swift”, “Glance” for OpenStack, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platforms, cloud dedicated firewalls and so on.
How can we evaluate the security of these Cloud components? Currently, most of the security standards related to Cloud Computing focus on the information security management system (ISMS). However, these standards are insufficient to evaluate cloud component security because they focus on management security rather than the technical security requirements of the components. In order to address this gap, we propose to develop internationally recognized technical security specifications for cloud components.
Cloud Component Specifications Working Group Leadership
Cloud Component Specifications Co-chairs
Xiaoyu Ge is the Senior Security Standards Manager of Huawei IT Product Line which include cloud computing, big data, storage, and server products and services. He is also active as security expert in SDOs, He is the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27 WG expert of China Nation Body, he is the rapporteur of several SC27 project such as “Requirements for establishing roots of trust for virtualized environment”. He participated in CSA several years ago, he is the main contributor of CSA “Best Practices for Mitigating Risks in Virtualized Environments”. He is also the CSA ISC member. Currently, his research interests focus on cloud security.
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Cloud Component Specifications Working Group News
March 15, 2017
In our mission to build a more secure Cloud ecosystem, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is commencing on working on 2 new research working groups together with our executive member Huawei. Cloud Component Specifications WG Looking at the current environment, there are several internationally recognized standards that guide and evaluate cloud service providers in ISMS…