Cloud Storage Securing CDMI

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Thursday, April 15, 2010
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With SNIA’s publication of the Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) specification, cloud storage implementations can now offer a standard set of features and capabilities. Security is part of this feature set and some believe that it is a make-or-break element of cloud storage, and cloud computing in general.

This session will overview the security of the new CDMI standard, which includes protective measures employed in the management and access of data and storage. These measures span transport security, authentication, authorization and access controls, data integrity, sanitization, data retention, protections against malware, data at-rest encryption, and security capability queries.

Learning Objectives:

• Understand which security issues are considered critical to cloud storage
• Basic knowledge of the SNIA CDMI security capabilities
• General guidelines for exploiting the security features of CDMI