A step forward for cloud computing security

The Jericho Forum and the Cloud Security Alliance announced today that they’re working together to promote best practices for secure collaboration in the cloud. It’s encouraging news as both groups have been developing models and guidance on cloud computing security.

Cloud computing offers substantial business benefits and, given enough effort, the risks can be mitigated to an acceptable level. But a lot of the benefits of cloud computing will be lost if organisations decide to adopt different security models for expressing their requirements. A common approach to security is the best way forward. 

Both groups share a common goal of helping business to understand the opportunity posed by cloud computing and encouraging common and secure cloud practices. And both have recently published initial guidelines for cloud computing. The Jericho Forum is committed to open standards and has no political or commercial baggage, so there’s less risk of vendor lock-in in following their advice.

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