Cloud Security Alliance releases new IAM guidance
Posted on 28 September 2012.
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced that its Security as a Service (SecaaS) Working Group has completed its peer review process and has published implementation guidance documents expanding upon their "Defined Categories of Service" document.

The Working Group’s Implementation Guidance now includes peer-reviewed documentation for each of the ten service categories that were defined in the previous version.

“The cloud presents organizations with a whole new set of challenges when it comes to assuring proper identity controls and access to privileged resources,” said Patrick Harding, CTO of Ping Identity. “The SecaaS implementation guidance being led by the CSA will go a long way to providing critical definitions across the industry and we are proud to be a sponsor of this important research.”

The first category being released today is on Identity and Access Management (IAM), providing a comprehensive set of controls for assured identities and access management. The IAM category is being sponsored by Courion and Ping Identity.

“There is a great deal of excitement around providing Security as a Service but organizations need to make sure that the solutions being provided follow strong security guidelines,” said Dave Fowler, chief operating officer at Courion Corporation.

“CSA’s SecaaS Working Group has done an exceptional job of defining the key security categories and incorporating feedback from domain experts across the security spectrum for this expanded version of implementation guidance,” he added.





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