The Security as a Service working group implementation guidance papers have now all been published and are available for free download from the Cloud Security Alliance website.
These provide a great overview of, and guidance around the 10 categories of security as a service that we identified last year. The 10 documents have all been created using a standard template to ensure they are easy to use and understand.
Each document contains the following sections;
1. Introduction; Brief overview of the service, along with intended audience and the scope of the document.
2. Requirements Addressed; An overview of the business / security requirements that the service can address.
3. Considerations and Concerns; Details of areas to consider and potential risks / concerns when implementing the cloud based service.
4. Implementation Guidance; This section is the meat of the document providing guidance for anyone looking to implement the service usually including diagrams of example architectures or architecture components.
5. References and Useful Links; References used in the creation of the document and useful links for further research.
The documents and their download links are shown below;
Category 1 // Identity and Access Management Implementation Guidance;
Category 2 // Data Loss Prevention Implementation Guidance;
Category 3 // Web Security Implementation Guidance;
Category 4 // Email Security Implementation Guidance;
Category 5 // Security Assessments Implementation Guidance;
Category 6 // Intrusion Management Implementation Guidance;
Category 7 // Security Information and Event Management Implementation Guidance;
Category 8 // Encryption Implementation Guidance;
Category 9 // Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery Implementation Guidance;
Category 10 // Network Security Implementation Guidance;
If you are planning on implementing and of the Security as a Service categories, need to evaluate them, or just want to know more, please feel free to download these documents. I hope you find them interesting and useful.
If you have any feedback for the documents don’t hesitate to provide it either via the comment section of this blog, or directly via the CSA website. If you are interested in getting involved and contributing to the next steps of this research we are always looking for more volunteers!
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