Thursday, April 16, 2009

Welcome to a New Security Alliance

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher

A new organization, the Cloud Security Alliance is being launched next week at the RSA Conference. They plan to provide security advice to companies adopting cloud computing products. has an opinion piece about the challenges the new Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) will face and the RFIDSA gets a mention. The CSA is tackling 15 "Domains of Concern" and several of these items overlap with issues we face with RFID.

Cloud computing group to face challenges ahead
By Eric Ogren at
15 Apr 2009

"This is not the first, nor will it be the last, security alliance that was formed to get ahead of security issues that may stunt the growth of enticing new technologies. A search on "security alliances" will quickly uncover similar organizations including the Internet Security Alliance, Voice over IP Security Alliance, Document Security Alliance and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Security Alliance. Security practitioners are well-schooled in talking about potential security pitfalls in new technologies and in making best practices recommendations."
Read the full piece at,294698,sid14_gci1353872,00.html#

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