02 September 2011 16:24:58
The cost savings and efficiency improvements that come with the cloud have been clear, though regulation and security has been a constant question on the minds of many IT professionals and business executives. To combat this problem, New Zealand recently announced it would create a Cloud Computing Code of Practice, ComputerWorld reports.
According to the source, this project is meant to foster more growth in the already burgeoning industry, providing safety and security checks of cloud service providers to consumers and improving the overall transparency of cloud computing as a whole.
"Cloud computing offers exciting new opportunities and avenues for New Zealand, but with that comes responsibilities for service providers," chief executive of New Zealand Computer Society Paul Matthews told the website. "We're excited that the industry is being proactive in addressing this through the proposed Cloud Code of Practice, ensuring those using cloud services can continue to have confidence in solutions available in New Zealand."
Similar proceedings have occurred in the United States, as the Cloud Security Alliance recently announced it would release a Security, Trust and Assurance Registry. STAR will act as a means for clients to assess the general policies and security standards of each potential vendor.
-McAfee Cloud Security