New working group tries to create an open and standardized mechanism for delivering security alerts across borders cloud service platforms.
Cloud Security Notification Framework (CSNF), which includes Microsoft, Google and IBM hope to be able to build a common format to provide companies with similar alerts as in a data center so they can track security alerts in the cloud.
At the forefront of CSNF is ONUG’s open enterprise cloud service community. Nick Lippis, founder of ONUG, says that what they create in the CSNF is “part constant and part open source. “
In addition to the rope of large cloud vendors, CSNF has also succeeded in attracting several large consumers of cloud services, including FedEx, Pfizer and Goldman Sachs.
In a conversation with TechCrunch, Cap says he hopes to attract other companies and cloud vendors, including Amazon Web Services, over time (AWS) to the project.
The CSNF consists of a steering committee chaired by the member forums and corporate security directors (CISO) who assist with the project. The team transforms their guidance into real work.
Don Duet, CEO of Concourse Labs and one of the founders who helped set up the CSNF, says the project’s primary goal was to create a common vocabulary for everyone working in the group.
Once this work is completed, Duet will divide the CSNF into the next step to get the various member companies to implement the solution and test it over the coming months.
The CSNF hopes that the framework will eventually establish itself as a profitable company and entice other companies and vendors to make it the usual way to distribute security alerts.
If all goes according to plan, the CSNF hopes to extend the scope of the initiative to include other safety information in this framework as well.