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Cloud Computing Frameworks and Standards

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  • The rapid evolution of MDM solutions

    Mobile device management (MDM) continues to grow at a feverish pace, both in terms of adoption and mobile security features. BYOD policies, and the rapid turnover in consumer mobile technology, have left many organizations grappling with MDM requirem... 

  • FedRAMP 3PAO (third-party assessment organization)

    A 3PAO is an organization that has been certified to help cloud service providers and government agencies meet FedRAMP compliance regulations. 3PAO stands for Third Party Assessment Organization. 

  • Trusted Cloud Initiative

    The Trusted Cloud Initiative is a program of the Cloud Security Alliance industry group created to help cloud service providers develop industry-recommended, secure and interoperable identity, access and compliance management configurations and pract... 

  • SSAE 16

    SSAE 16, also called Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements 16, is a regulation created by the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for redefining and updating how service compan... 

  • 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. 

  • 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 performa... 

  • cloud computing

    A cloud service has three distinct characteristics that differentiate it from traditional hosting. It is sold on demand, typically by the minute or the hour; it is elastic -- a user can have as much or as little of a service as they want at any given... 

About Cloud Computing Frameworks and Standards

Lack of transparency is a common criticism lodged against cloud service providers, but several standards programs and frameworks aim to solve that problem. Learn about emerging cloud computing standards and cloud computing frameworks, such as the Cloud Security Alliance's GRC stack and government standards programs like FedRAMP.