Cloud Data Governance
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About the Cloud Data Governance Working Group
Cloud Computing marks the decrease in emphasis on 'systems' and the increase in emphasis on 'data'. With this trend, Cloud Computing stakeholders need to be aware of the best practices for governing and operating data and information in the Cloud. This is in line with the concerns highlighted by Section II (Domain 5: Information Lifecycle Management) in the CSA Guidance v2.1x.
In this Working Group, we will focus on two key phases of Data Governance research:
- Survey Phase- Understanding the top requirements and needs of different stakeholders on governing and operating data in the Cloud, and
- Best Practices Recommendation Phase- Prioritizing and answering of the key problems and questions identified by Cloud stakeholders in Phase 1.
With the exponential increase in data deposited in Cloud environments (both public and private), research in the area of data, information and knowledge stored and processed in the Cloud is timely. Data is stored in many different forms, and processed in a myriad of methods. There is a need for an authoritative voice in making sense of the key concerns with data storage and processing techniques. There is also an urgent requirement in aligning current practices with governance, risk and compliance regulations.
As the leading non-profit organization educating and promoting vendor-neutral best practices for Cloud Computing Security, the CSA is in the ideal position for this data-oriented research. Our team is led by CSA Singapore and CSA Silicon Valley chapters, in collaboration with CSA Global.
The editorial team and committee consists of a mix of practitioners and researchers in the area of Cloud data protection and governance. The Working Group aims to publish a white paper featuring different stakeholder groups' concerns over a quarterly publication cycle. Together, these white papers will contribute to the main CSA Guidance documentation's future versions.
The Cloud Data Governance Working Group is supported by the Cloud Security Alliance. If you are interested in contributing to this vendor-neutral project, please contact us.
Aloysius Cheang, CSA Global
JR Santos, CSA Global
George Goh, Revolution Analytics (Singapore)
Srinivas Jaini, Kinetic Networks (US)
Dr Ryan Ko, University of Waikato (New Zealand)
Tim Mather, Splunk (US)
Managing Editor / Researcher
John Yeoh, CSA Global
Join the Cloud Data Governance Working Group
Release Date: November 16, 2011
The purpose of this survey is to capture the current state of data governance and data security capabilities offered by leading cloud service providers in the industry. The results of this survey will be aggregated and used for guidance and research conducted by CSA and its affiliates.
Release Date: August 01, 2011
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The committee may be contacted at the following email:
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CSA Cloud Data Governance Working Group
This is currently a closed list, but do ask for an invitation from us, stating your areas of interest.
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Cloud Data Governance News
May 16, 2013
The APAC region leadership team has published its research roadmap for 2013-2014.
July 18, 2012
CSA announces the availability of several new opportunities to sponsor key research initiatives. Your support helps us maintain our aggressive research schedule and accelerate responsible adoption of cloud computing.
November 16, 2011
Cloud Security Alliance Releases Results of Cloud Consumer Advocacy Questionnaire and Information Survey
Cloud Data Governance (CDG) working group today introduced the results of its Cloud Consumer Advocacy Questionnaire and Information Survey. The survey is the first deliverable for the CDG working group, which will now turn its focus to delivering best practices recommendations, prioritizing and answering the key problems and questions identified by cloud stakeholders in the survey.
October 19, 2011
An Invitation for SME’s to contribute to CSA’s Cloud Data Governance Working Group by Tuesday, October 25th
The Cloud Data Governance (CDG) Working Group is seeking Subject Matter Experts to help identify the current state of public cloud solution provider maturity in addressing the issues related to Information Lifecycle Management (ILM). Subject Matter Experts are needed to help us complete the initial phase of our research.
October 06, 2011
The Cloud Consumer Advocacy Questionnaire and Information Survey (CCAQIS) – Survey submission has been extended through October 11, 2011
CCAQIS was designed to capture the current state of data governance and data security capabilities offered by leading cloud service providers in the industry.
The results of this survey will be aggregated and used for guidance and research conducted by CSA and its affiliates.
August 11, 2011
The initial phase of the initiative will be a survey of cloud providers to determine the current industry practices around data governance as articulated by the Information Security Lifecycle Management domain in our V2.1 of the Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing.