Operations Definitions

  • C

    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.

  • E

    ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency)

    The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) is a European Union (EU) agency dedicated to preventing and addressing network security and information security problems.

  • G

    Google Cloud Key Management Service (KMS)

    Google Cloud Key Management Service (KMS) is a cloud service for managing encryption keys for other Google cloud services that enterprises can use to implement cryptographic functions.

  • I

    information-centric security

    Information-centric security is an approach to information security paradigm that emphasizes the security of the information itself rather than the security of networks, applications, or even simply data.

  • S

    software-defined perimeter (SDP)

    Software-defined perimeter (SDP) is a security framework developed by the Cloud Security Alliance. All endpoints attempting to access a given infrastructure must be authenticated and authorized prior to entrance.

  • V

    virtual firewall

    A virtual firewall is a software appliance that controls communication between virtual machines (VMs) in a virtual environment.

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