CIRRUS Project

Introduction to the CIRRUS Project

Certification, Internationalisation and standardization in cloud security (CIRRUS) project aims to provide “high-level, high-impact” support and coordination for European ICT security research projects. Project activities target joint standardization, certification schemes, link research projects with EU policy and strategy, internationalization, as well as industry best practices and public private cooperation initiatives.

The contribution of the CIRRUS project focuses on the cloud security standardization and certification efforts, both within the EU and at an international level, with the goals of supporting on-going research projects and coordinate a dialogue that will lead to a convergence of such efforts.

Objectives

  • Bring together key stakeholders in the cloud industry
  • Insights on the current state of cloud security standardization and certification in the international market as well as the EU market

Funding Scheme

CIRRUS is an EU FP7 project.

Duration

The CIRRUS project ran from October 2012 to September 2014.

Consortium Composition

For information about the CIRRUS Project partners, click here.

CIRRUS Project Deliverables

The main deliverable of the CIRRUS project is the CIRRUS Green Paper that aims to take stock of discussions and debates on three fundamental pillars in cloud security as identified by the CIRRUS project, namely standardization, certification, and international cooperation. Starting from the analysis of four different perspectives (i.e. security, privacy and data protection and Service Level Agreements (SLAs)) this Green Paper covers technological, policy and legal aspects related to cloud security.

For more information about the CIRRUS Green Paper, click here.

Cloud Security Alliance Role in CIRRUS Project

CSA leads the work package on situation analysis and reporting (including editing the so-called “Green Paper”). CSA also contributes to the tasks related with bringing together the views of relevant stakeholders (e.g., policy makers, research leaders, CxO, etc.), outreach with related standardization and certification activities, the organization of CIRRUS’ event and, the dissemination of obtained results.

CIRRUS Project News

Green Paper on Cloud Security

The CIRRUS Green Paper aims to take stock of discussion and debate on three fundamental pillars in cloud security as identified by the CIRRUS project, namely standardisation, certification, and international cooperation. Starting from the analysis of four different perspectives (i.e. security, privacy and data protection and Service Level Agreements (SLAs))...

Final Event 20140910 -Presentations

CIRRUS held its final event on Certification, Standardisation and Internationalisation in Cloud Security in Brussels on September 10, 2014. Presentations are available for downloading. See pdf file enclosed. Files:  CIRRUS_Final event 20140910 PRESENTATIONS.pdf

AGENDA for the CIRRUS Final event

On September 10th, 2014 CIRRUS final event will take place in Brussels at the EC premises in Avenue de Beaulieu 25 organised by Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). Files:  CIRRUS_Final_Event_Agenda_1.3.pdf

RACS 1st plenary meeting

In 2012 the FP7-project „Certification, InteRnationalisation and standaRdization in cloUd Security“(CIRRUS) was initiated to coordinate several related projects and initiatives. The project has strong links with heterogeneous efforts in cloud computing security, with special emphasis on issues such as standardization, global collaboration, best practices, certification and compliance. Co-funded by the...

SURVEY cloud security standards and certifications. Please participate by 20/9

The EU funded CIRRUS project (Certification, InteRnationalisation and standaRdization in cloUd Security, http://www.cirrus-project.eu/) aims to bring together representatives of industry organizations, law enforcement agencies, cloud services providers, standard and certification services organizations, cloud consumers, auditors, data protection authorities, policy makers, software component industry etc. with per-se interests in security and...

CIRRUS Final Event on September 10th

The EU funded CIRRUS project (Certification, InteRnationalisation and standaRdization in cloUd Security, http://www.cirrus-project.eu/) aims to bring together representatives of industry organizations, law enforcement agencies, cloud services providers, standard and certification services organizations, cloud consumers, auditors, data protection authorities, policy makers, software component industry etc. with per-se interests in security and...

Draft version of the CIRRUS Green Paper on Cloud Security

This draft version of CIRRUS Green Paper aims to foster discussion and debate on three fundamental pillars in cloud security namely, certification, standardization and international issue. Furthermore, in order to cover the relevant technological, socio-economical and legal aspects this document analyses five different perspectives: security, privacy and data protection, Service...

New Cloud Security Framework from ITU

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialized agency in the field of telecommunications, information and communication technologies (ICTs). ITU has issued recommendation ITU-T X.1601 describes the security framework for cloud computing. A framework methodology is provided for determining which security capabilities will require specification for mitigating security...

Trusted Cloud Europe

A report called Trusted Cloud Europe was prepared by the European Cloud Partnership (ECP) to propose options on how to help public & private organisations in Europe buy and sell cloud services in a safe & trusted environment. Link

International Conference on Cloud Computing Research and Innovation (ICCCRI 2014)

ICCCRI 2014 a part of CloudAsia 2014 (29-30 October), aims to cover a wide range of research interests and innovative applications in cloud computing topics. Files:  CloudAsia R&D 2014 Call for Paper.pdf Paper submission