WS Requirements and recommendations for assurance in the Cloud (RACS) 

The relevance of the cloud computing services for the day-to-day activity of both public and private organizations is self-evident. However, bulding trust and confidence in cloud computing services is not that easy. Cloud industry is already moving fast in order to address these gaps and different certification schemes and frameworks appeared to allow global, accredited, trusted certification of cloud providers. These schemes address a number of requirements, from incremental and multi-layered certification processes, according to the existing security guidance and control objectives, to the revocation or discovery of certificates.

The workshop aims to present a comprehensive overview on regulatory and standardisation activities related to cloud computing, including representative samples of ICT technical specifications developed by fora and consortia as well as recommendations for best practice and technical specifications on monitoring and certifications of cloud computing services.

Workshop status

  • New deliverable

    The Workshop finalized its first deliverables ‘RACS - Requirements and Recommendations for Assurance in Cloud Security — Part 1: Contributed recommendations from European projects’ which consists of a set of recommendations on security assurance management in the context of auditing and certification of cloud-based services and systems.

    In 2015, CEN workshop RACS started the preparation of its second CWA on certification based on the current audit frameworks.

  • Business Plan (pdf format)

Published CWAs

Catalogue of publications for CWA RACS - ‘Requirements and Recommendations for Assurance in Cloud Security — Part 1: Contributed recommendations from European projects’

Workshop's Officers

Secretary
Karl Stumwoehrer
Austrian Standards Institute
 
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre
Alina Iatan