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Cloud procurement among one of the primary topics of the CSA Congress EMEA 2015, 16 November 2015, DBB Forum Berlin in Berlin, Germany

17/11/2015 - 09:00 to 18/11/2015 - 18:00

Building on the success of achievements in the areas of research, education, policy support and certification, the Cloud Security Alliance hosted the 4th annual CSA Congress EMEA with the support of Fraunhofer-FOKUS, one of the most relevant organizations in Technology Innovation in Europe.

Once again CSA Congress EMEA attracted a unique mix of thoughts leaders, policy and decision makers representing the key industry players, cloud customers, (private and public buyers, global enterprise and SMEs) and the R&D community.

The workshop "Governance-Accountability-Compliance in the Cloud" took place on 16th November 2015 and saw the participations of five cloud projects: Cloud for Europe, A4C, SPECS, PICSE, SLA-Ready.

Objectives of the workshop

  • Showcase the latest practices & tools developed through research in the area of Cloud Governance, and how they support the objectives of the Digital Single Market Communication Strategy
  • Identify synergies between projects’ achievements and the CSA WGs’ outputs
  • Validate results and identify possible go to market strategies for the tools and services developed.

Several EU Stakeholders, EC, Industry, Research Institutions, SMEs, have been focusing in past years in the identification, creation and deployment of solutions that could facilitate the adoption of security solutions for cloud computing. Those solutions include frameworks, architectures, best practices, tools and educational material that are meant to enforce accountability, manage SLA, facilitate procurement, educate on real and perceived risks to security and privacy, and ultimately facilitate governance and compliance. The workshop was the opportunity to discuss how the five above mentioned projects are contributing to these topics.

PICSE presented its Wizard to make cloud procurement easy. The presentation can be downloaded below.

View all the other presentations here.

PDF icon PICSE_CSA_wrkshp_Nov2015-1.pdf3.54 MB