CSA did some research to understand what threats cloud computing brings. In these early days, the biggest issue is trusting your provider to have the transparency required to assure your governance, risk and compliance requirements are being met.
In the future, cloud computing will not be efficient and economical if we do not harmonize legislation, have globally recognized standards, and operate in real-time.
The previous 3 projects are integrated into a suite of tools you can use. Several key solution providers announced their support for these tools at the RSA 2011 conference, and a large number of enterprises already use these tools for cloud vendor management.
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Not So Cloudy Assurances to use the Cloud Phil Agcaoili CISO, Cox Communications Founding Member, Cloud Security Alliance Co-founder & co-author, CSA Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) and GRC Stack