Cloud Security Alliance gets active to address security issues

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The cloud security alliance has launched a Privacy Level Agreement (PLA) working group in the EU and has entered into a partnership with Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) to further work into this key area.

The PLA group is working to define basic compliance requirements that will help countries in formulating a legal system to protect data in the cloud. It will also make it incumbent for cloud service providers to take a basic minimum level of precautions when third party data is stored in the cloud. These measures will go a long way in increasing user confidence and will speed up the adoption of the cloud further.

A CloudCERT center is also in the offing to improve the cloud community’s response to events and to minimize any security breach. Computer Security Alliance is also working on the security of big data.

All of these initiatives go on to make cloud computing safer and more secure. Ultimately, this aids a move into the cloud, lowers costs and increases capability

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