Research Advisory: Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire Released

London, UK – October 12, 2010 (RSA Europe Conference) – The Cloud Security Alliance today has announced the release of version 1.0 of the Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire. The questionnaire can be downloaded at

The Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire is available in spreadsheet format, and provides a set of questions a cloud consumer and cloud auditor may wish to ask of a cloud provider. It provides a series of "yes or no" control assertion questions which can then be tailored to suit each unique cloud customer's evidentiary requirements. This question set is a simplified distillation of the issues, best practices and control specifications from the CSA Guidance and Cloud Controls Matrix, intended to help organizations build the necessary assessment processes for engaging with cloud providers.

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, the Cloud Security Alliance Web site is