Standards Definitions

  • C

    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 performance and security.

  • M

    Microsoft Cloud Security Readiness Tool (CSRT)

    The Microsoft Cloud Security Readiness Tool (CSRT) is a survey that assesses the systems, processes and productivity of an IT environment in preparation for the adoption and secure use of cloud computing services.

  • S

    software-defined perimeter (SDP)

    Software-defined perimeter (SDP) is a security framework developed by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) that controls access to resources based on identity.

  • SSAE 16

    The Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 16) is a set of auditing standards and guidance on using the standards, published by the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), for redefining and updating how service companies report on compliance controls.

  • T

    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 practices.

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