Cloud Security Alliance Summit kicks off Monday

Sunday - 2/13/2011, 4:55pm EST

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra is one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Cloud Security Alliance Summit. Kundra is expected to discuss the federal government’s strategy for moving to the cloud.

The event is being held Monday, February 14 in San Francisco, California.

According to the group’s website, several research projects involving cloud will be introduced at the summit, “including research on governance, cloud security reference architectures and cloud-specific computer security incident response teams.”

The CSA is a non-profit organization. It was formed in 2008 “to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing, and provide education on the uses of cloud computing to help secure all other forms of computing.”

Check out the full summit agenda and the list of speakers.

On a separate but related note, Ernst & Young announced last week that it has joined the CSA as a corporate member, bringing the organization’s corporate membership to over 70 companies.