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CipherCloud, Cloud Security Alliance forge cloud security working group.


CipherCloud and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) said they are forming a Cloud Security Open API Working Group to jointly define protocols and best practices for implementing cloud data security as a part of the CASB framework.

Deloitte, InfoSys, Intel Security, SAP and other technology leaders will also contribute.

The Cloud Security Open API Working Group will provide guidance on vendor-neutral data-security implementation to help accelerate cloud services adoption. Collaboration on these guidelines will also further accelerate security integrations across multiple clouds and with third-party technologies. This initiative will enable enterprises to leverage standards-based APIs to protect data via encryption, tokenization and other technologies across cloud environments, helping eliminate the need for custom integration for each cloud. The working group plans to produce API specifications and a reference architecture to guide cloud data protection.

Working group activities will formally commence in early July upon completion of the CSA corporate member subject matter expert review. Participation is open to all qualified experts.

CipherCloud, the leader in cloud visibility and data protection, delivers cloud adoption while ensuring security, compliance and control. CipherCloud's open platform provides comprehensive cloud application discovery and risk assessment, data protection -- searchable strong encryption, tokenization, data loss prevention, key management and malware detection -- and extensive user activity and anomaly monitoring services.

The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders.

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Date:Jun 30, 2015
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