Draft CIRRUS' Green Paper

A draft version of CIRRUS’ Green Paper on cloud security has been released . Topics addressed in this document include standardization and certification; data protection and privacy; digital forensics in cloud; the industry best practices; governmental strategies for using the cloud; portability and interoperability in relationship with cloud security; incident management and information sharing in the cloud.

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JTC 1/SC 27/WG 1 to liaison statement to CEN/CWA CIRRUS

Please find enclosed the document SC 27 N13196 containing ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27/WG 1 liaison statement to CEN/CWA CIRRUS .

SC 27 will welcome any contributions that CEN/CWA CIRRUS might have on ISO/IEC 27009 . We are respectfully requested to provide contributions by 14th February, three days after the kick-off meeting of the CEN WS CIRRUS due in Brussels on February 11th.

Cloudscape VI

Cloudscape VI will find place 24-25 February 2014, Brussels.

ETSI deliveres a mapping of the standards needed for cloud computing.

After one year of work the ETSI cloud standards coordination group final results are now becoming available. A meeting has been organized to present these results on December 11th in Brussels.
You can also read the blog post of VP Neelie Kroes on Standards for the Cloud.

PoSecCo Project Demonstration booth at ICT 2013

Tired of cost-intensive and error-prone IT security processes? Too many security-related business and legal requirements imposed on your IT system? PoSecCo translates all these into IT security configurations in an as-automatic-as-possible way and offers decision-support wherever human interaction is inevitable! Come and meet the PoSecCo project staff who introduce you to the functionalities of the tool through their end-user’s Paralympics video streaming scenario, which is intuitively comprehensible even for a non-technical audience.

European Council Meeting Conclusions

European Council had a meeting on October 24/25th. Among the conclusions, there is a special attention to "investing in the digital economy" and strategic technologies such as Big Data and Cloud computing. The European Council calls for the establishment of a strong network of national digital coordinators which could play a strategic role in Cloud, Big Data and Open Data development.

NIS platform meeting and research project cluster

The next plenary meeting of the NIS Platform, will take place in Brussels on Wednesday 11 December 2013 from 2pm until 6pm at the Thon Hotel City Centre Brussels. The meeting will take place on the same day as ENISA’s annual High Level event and one day before EU ICT security research project cluster, organised by SECCORD and CYSPA projects.

SecureCloud 2014

ENISA, together with Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Fraunhofer-FOKUS, will organise SecureCloud, a European conference with a specific focus on cloud computing security, on 1-2 April 2014, in Amsterdam

CLOUD COMPUTING 2014 call for papers

CLOUD COMPUTING 2014, The Fifth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization will take place on May 25 - 29, 2014 - Venice, Italy.

SaaS enablement programme

An interesting governamental initative takes place in Singapore. National Cloud Computing Office at Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) will be launching a call for SaaS-enablement of software on 11 November 2013. This programme provides funding support for manpower, training and professional services to Singapore-based software vendors to SaaS-enable their existing software.
In Europe there is no similar programme, although FP7 research efforts did address SaaS-ification of legacy software, for example in ARTIST project.