The unique security challenges faced by the public sector in deploying
cloud computing will be the focus of the International Cloud Symposium
(ICS), the second in a series of events hosted by the not-for-profit
OASIS open standards consortium. High-level government officials from
around the world will explore the intersection of policies, standards,
and best practices with leaders from the privacy, identity, and security
industry. ICS will be held on 10-12 October in the Washington, DC area. https://www.oasis-open.org/events/cloud/2012
"Public and governmental institutions use a big volume of confidential
or sensitive data such as citizen personal information. The privacy and
protection of this data are top concerns for them, particularly in the
EU," said Adil Soussi Nachit of the Belgium Ministry of Finance. "Organizations
willing to go to the Cloud should have clear data governance and
identify the risks especially when the Cloud provider has datacenters in
Responses to the need for policy and standards in the Cloud have been
driven to a great degree on a national basis. ICS will work to broaden
the dialogue with presentations from key players in Europe, North
America, and Asia. The event will offer a truly global perspective of
the standardization issues for Cloud security.
"Cloud computing is buil on standards, and standards are a core issue
for ensuring that interoperable systems can be configured to meet both
business requirements and the demands of international laws and
regulations," said Paul Lipton, VP Industry Standards and Open Source at
CA Technologies, OASIS Board Director, and Co-Chair of the OASIS TOSCA
Technical Committee. "Even as public sector policymakers are beginning
to look closely at the cloud, in OASIS we are building standards that
will help strengthen the policy-configurable security, privacy, and
portability of cloud applications."
Confirmed U.S. Government Speakers:
Other Speakers represent:
ICS supporters include the Siena Initiative (funded by the European
Union), the Cloud Standards Customer Council, the Cloud Computing Best
Practices Network, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST), and the European Association for e-Identity and
Registration for this event is open to all, but space is limited, so
early registration is advised.
Press passes are available; contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information
Standards) is a not-for-profit, international consortium that drives the
development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global
information society. OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces
worldwide standards for cloud computing, security, business
transactions, electronic publishing, Smart Grid, and other applications.
OASIS open standards offer the potential to lower cost, stimulate
innovation, grow global markets, and protect the right of free choice of
technology. OASIS members broadly represent the marketplace of public
and private sector technology leaders, users and influencers. The
consortium has more than 5,000 participants representing over 600
organizations and individual members in 100 countries. http://www.oasis-open.org.
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