December 28, 2010 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) launched revision 1.1 of the CCM Security Controls Matrix, which is designed to provide fundamental security principles to guide cloud vendors and to assist prospective cloud customers in assessing the overall security risk of a cloud provider.

Net Security brought this to our attention in their article, “Cloud Controls Matrix 1.1 released.” The CSA CCM provides a controls framework that gives a detailed understanding of security concepts and principles that are aligned to the Cloud Security Alliance’s 13 domains. And even better, the foundations of the CSA CCM rest on its customized relationship to other industry-accepted security standards, regulations, and controls frameworks such as ISO 27001/27002, ISACA COBIT, PCI, and NIST.

Of course we’re all about standards. Maintaining security of your data in the clouds or otherwise requires clear, consistent processes, i.e. standards. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies. 

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.