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CSA Official Press Release

Published 10/18/2011

Cloud Security Alliance Announces Trusted Cloud Initiative White Paper

Cloud Security Alliance Announces Trusted Cloud Initiative White Paper

October 18, 2011 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announces that the Trusted Cloud Initiative has published its first white paper, “Trusted Cloud Initiative Quick Guide to the Reference Architecture”. The purpose of the quick guide is to take a user through the Trusted Cloud architecture much like an owner's manual walks a consumer through a product. The TCI Architecture group’s purpose is to reach common solutions stemming from common needs by creating a common roadmap to meet the security needs of businesses operating in the cloud. The TCI Reference Architecture is both a methodology and a set of tools that enable security architects, enterprise architects, and risk management professionals to leverage a common set of solutions. These solutions fulfill a set of common requirements that risk managers must assess regarding the operational status of internal IT security and cloud provider controls. The TCI Reference Architecture leverages four industry standard architecture models: TOGAF, ITIL, SABSA, and Jericho, an approach combining the best of breed architecture paradigms into a comprehensive approach to cloud security. The TCI Quick Guide to the Reference Architecture white paper covers the following seven domains: * Business Operation Support Services * Information Technology Operation & Support * Security and Risk Management * Presentation Services * Application Services * Information Services * Infrastructure Services You can download a copy of this white paper by visiting our top downloads section at or by going directly to Download the Trusted Cloud Initiative Reference Architecture Model.

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About Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.

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