C - Definitions

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    CAIQ (Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire)

    The Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) is a survey provided by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) for cloud consumers and auditors to assess the security capabilities of a cloud provider.

  • clickwrap agreement (clickthrough agreement or clickwrap license)

    A clickwrap agreement (also known as a clickthrough agreement or clickwrap license) is an online contract that confirms user consent to a company's terms and conditions.

  • cloud access security broker (CASB)

    Cloud access security brokers (CASBs) are tools or services that enforce an organization's security policies in a public cloud environment.

  • Cloud Controls Matrix

    The Cloud Controls Matrix is a baseline set of security controls created by the Cloud Security Alliance to help enterprises assess the risk associated with a cloud computing provider.

  • Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)

    (CSA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes research into best practices for securing cloud computing and the ability of cloud technologies to secure other forms of computing. The industry group also provides security education and guidance to companies implementing cloud computing and helps vendors address security in their software delivery models.

  • CloudAudit

    CloudAudit is a specification for the presentation of information about how a cloud computing service provider addresses control frameworks. The specification provides a standard way to present and share detailed, automated statistics about performance and security.

  • Cloudburst VM escape

    Cloudburst VM (virtual machine) escape is an exploit method, credited to research firm Kostya Kortchinsky Immunity Inc., that takes advantage of IBM's Cloudburst cloud service provisioning software for cloud providers and a flaw in VMware Workstation to enable a guest-level virtual machine to attack its host.

  • CloudTrust Protocol (CTP)

    The CloudTrust Protocol or CTP is a mechanism that helps cloud service customers request and retrieve standardized inquiries about cloud provider transparency.

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