Webinar on “Negotiating the Cloud Standards and Advice Jungle”

Mike Small, CIRRUS AB member, will be giving a Webinar on “Negotiating the Cloud Standards and Advice Jungle” on November 5th, 2013 at 4:00 pm CET, 10:00am EDT, 7:00am PDT.

ETSI CSC meeting in Sophia Antipolis

The work in ETSI cloud standards coordination initative is now being integrated towards the final draft. The next face to face meeting will find a place at ETSI premises in Sophia Antipolis on October 16-17

Launch of Cloud for Europe project

The Cloud for Europe project started in June 2013 and runs until November 2016. Cloud for Europe uses pre-commercial procurement as an instrument for public sector innovation. The pre-commercial procurement identifies innovative solutions for cloud services that best fit public sector needs, but also provides better information to public procurers about the potential of cloud services.


CIRRUS has been presented, together with A4Cloud, Helix Nebula and CUMULUS project at the CSA EMEA Congress.

Neelie Kroes Blog posting on cloud security

In 2012 the EU has set out strategies for cybersecurity and cloud computing. Now, after PRISM events in USA, the EC commissioner Neelie Kroes suggest in her blog five ways to tackle these issues and improve security and trust online.
In addition, she also made statement "on the consequences of living in an age of total information".

Survey on attitudes towards data protection and encryption in Cloud

Second annual global survey by Thales and Ponemon Institute examines attitudes towards data protection and encryption in the cloud. The survey mentions new key management standards, such as the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP), that have already attracted considerable interest, particularly in the context of cloud encryption.
The key finding includes a marked increase in confidence among respondents in the ability of cloud providers to protect the sensitive and confidential data entrusted to them.

CCIS 2013 Workshop on Cloud and Information Security

The International Workshop on Cloud Computing and Information Security (CCIS 2013) aims to provide a high-level international forum for researchers and engineers to present and discuss recent advances, new techniques and applications in the field of Cloud Computing and Information Security. It will be held from November 9 to 11 in Shanghei , China.

Deadline extension for WOCOS - Workshop on Cloud Security

Deadline for paper submissions to IEEE 2013 SERVICES Workshop - WOrkshop on ClOud Security (WOCOS) has been extended to Spetmber 15th.
The workshop will be held in Orlando - FL, USA from 10 to 15 December 2013, in conjunction to ASE International Conference on Cyber Security.

Detailed Agenda for the Kyoto Workshop

A detailed final agenda for the CIRRUS event in Kyoto, Japan on July 24th is published. This agenda includes speakers CV and presentation abstracts.

Second Newsletter published

The CIRRUS project has issued its second Newsletter in June 2013 with the most recent updates of the project.