As this is one of the actions of the Communication "Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe" the subgroup on Certification Schemes within the Cloud Select Industry Group has been established.
The SIG-certification group is open for participation by interested stakeholders in the field of cloud computing. Currently the group consists of members of more than 30 organisations in the field of cloud computing and certification.
If you are interested in shaping the EU's policy on cloud computing certification and your organisation is able to actively contribute to the work of the C-SIG working group, you are invited to join and participate in its work. Information on the activities of the working group and contact details can be found below.
The SIG-certification group started its work in February 2013 and amongst others delivered a list of existing cloud relevant certification schemes in the field of security and data protection and a set of important principles and recommendations on cloud certification. During the summer of 2013 these intermediary results were validated with the support of ENISA.
On October 4th 2013, the SIG-certification group discussed and endorsed the proposal by ENISA to work on a detailed list of cloud relevant security certification schemes and a so-called Meta framework to compare those schemes as regards cloud customers' security requirements. On October 14th 2013 a plenary session of the Cloud Select Industry Group endorsed this approach.
After a discussion with the SIG-certification group on January 30th 2014, ENISA published the list of cloud relevant security certification schemes on February 24th 2014, thereby completing the work on the key action on cloud computing certification of the European Cloud Computing Strategy.
The list of cloud relevant security certification schemes was finalised by ENISA and the Meta framework of cloud security certification schemes was launched by ENISA on 29 January 2015.
The list of cloud relevant security certification schemes is published on ENISA's website.