A Hype-free Stroll through Cloud Storage Security

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Monday, April 2, 2012
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Cloud storage is emerging as a cloud offering that has appeal to a potentially broad set of organizations. Like other forms of cloud computing, the security must be addressed as part of good governance, managing risks and common sense. The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) guidance on cloud computing security can be used as a starting point for what some believe is a make-or-break element of cloud storage. This session provides an introduction to cloud computing security concepts and issues as well as identifying key guidance and emerging standards. An overview of the current CSA materials and activities is also provided. The session concludes by providing a security review of the SNIA Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) specification, which includes protective measures employed in the management and access of data and storage.

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General introduction to cloud security threats and risks
Understand the security issues considered critical to cloud storage
Basic knowledge of the SNIA CDMI security capabilities