Compared to customers of traditional data centers, customers of cloud computing platforms face new security risks. This is especially true for public cloud offerings since the customers have only limited possibilities to customize the platform or the application, respectively, to meet their specific security needs. Currently several activities are ongoing to investigate how cloud platforms can be used to support governmental and enterprise applications. Most of these activities are conducted on a national level. This presentation introduces some of those activities and their objectives. Additionally the presentation gives some guidance for the deployment of selected customer use cases regarding which security, regulatory, and compliance requirements have to be met by the cloud provider.
Mark Gall received his diploma in computer science from the Technical University of Munich (TUM). After an internship at Siemens Corporate Research, he worked several years as a software engineer at Capgemini on industrial software projects as well as software projects for government agencies. Last year he joined Fraunhofer SIT as a member of the research staff for cloud computing security, where he is strongly involved in the cloud security lab activities (<a href="http://www.cloudsecuritylab.de" target="_blank">http://www.cloudsecuritylab.de</a>).
Joachim Lüken is with the research division at Nokia Siemens Networks. He has more than 25 years’ experience in telecommunications covering software development in digital public-switched telephone network switches to systems engineering for ATM and IP-based products. Joachim was also an active member in standardization bodies such as ITU-T, ETSI, DVB and BBF and supported standardization work in the area of PSTN signaling as well as in IP protocols. Currently Joachim is responsible for security aspects of web application and cloud computing solutions within Nokia Siemens Networks.