By J.R. Santos, Global Research Director
Today at CSA Congress 2014 here in San Jose, we are announcing the opening of an important survey we hope that you will take part in. The ‘How Cloud is Being Used in the Financial Sector’ survey aims to accelerate the adoption of secure cloud services in the financial industry, by enabling the adoption of best practices.
Some quick background on the group. At CSA Congress 2013, we introduced the Financial Services Working Group in an effort to provide knowledge and guidance on how to deliver and manage secure cloud solutions in the financial industry. A secondary objective of the group is to foster cloud awareness within the sector and related industries. The group’s efforts are designed to complement, enrich and customize the work of other CSA working groups to provide a sector specific guidance.
This inaugural survey from the group aims to identify the following:
- The industry’s main concerns regarding the delivery and management of cloud services in financial sector
- Industry needs and requirements (both technical and regulatory)
- The adequate strategic security approaches to ensure protection of business processes and data in the cloud
- Potential gaps in existing CSA research and from the financial services standpoint.
We hope your will take a few moments to take part in this important survey. The 21 question survey is available at https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/surveys/fswgsurvey/ and will be open until October 26, 2014. The results will be published in late fall.
We would like to thank co-chairs Mario Maawad and Juan Losa, with Maria Louisa Rodriguez, Toni Felguera, and the volunteer members of the Financial Services Working Group for putting this survey in place.