While many see security as being a barrier to cloud adoption, the Cloud Security Alliance has a very different viewpoint. The CSA sees the cloud as being the technology platform that could extend and improve security across the IT landscape.
Junaid Islam, founder and CTO of Vidder and a member of the CSA, told eWEEK that the new Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) initiative is all about using the cloud as a way to protect application infrastructure. Islam explained that the CSA is working as an “honest broker” to put together the best practices and guidance that will constitute the SDP as a new framework for IT security. The result, he added, is expected to be a standard that can be implemented by any cloud service provider without any license fees.