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NIST publishes draft cloud computing security document for comment

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a draft document on security for cloud computing as used in the federal government. The public comment period runs until July 12th, 2013.

The NIST Cloud Computing Security Reference Architecture provides a security overlay to the NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture published in 2011, contributing a comprehensive security model and introducing a cloud-adapted risk management framework for applications and/or services migrated to the cloud.

The NIST Cloud Computing Security Reference Architecture, NIST Special Publication 500-299, is available here (PDF).

To make a comment use the NIST template for comments and mail to Michaela Iorga at Michaela.iorga@nist.gov with the subject line "Comments SP 500-299."

•Date: 13th June 2013 • US •Type: Article • Topic: Cloud computing

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