Cloud Security Alliance, Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing
- Version 1 (Apr. 2009) (full-text).
- Version 2.1 (Dec. 2009) (full-text).
- Version 3 (Nov. 14, 2011) (full-text).
The third edition seeks to establish a stable, secure baseline for cloud operations. This effort provides a practical, actionable road map to managers wanting to adopt the cloud paradigm safely and securely. Domains have been rewritten to emphasize security, stability and privacy, ensuring corporate privacy in a multi-tenant environment.
In the third edition, the guidance assumes a structural maturity in parallel with multinational cloud standards development in both structure and content. Version 3 extends the content included in previous versions with practical recommendations and requirements that can be measured and audited. The authors have endeavored to present a working product that is measured and balanced between the interests of cloud providers and tenants.