Certification in the EU Cloud Strategy

In 2012 the EC issued a communication called “European strategy for Cloud computing – unleashing the power of cloud computing in Europe”. One of the actions outlined there is to assist the development of EU-wide voluntary certification schmes make a list of such schemes. In the strategy ENISA is asked to support this work. The EC, as one of the first steps, set up a group of experts from industry, called Cloud Select Industry Group (C-SIG), with a number of working groups, also on Certification, abbreviated as the CERT-SIG. For several months the CERT-SIG met and discussed about the possible role of (voluntary) cloud certification schemes in the context of the European cloud computing strategy. The CERT-SIG derived a list of high-level criteria (for cloud certification schemes) and a first list of certification schemes. In this paper ENISA collects and summarizes the results of the CERT-SIG and proposes further steps as a recommendation to the EC, CERT-SIG and the European Cloud Partnership.

2013-11-12


Marnix Dekker, ENISA
Dimitra Liveri, ENISA

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