1. Cloud Security Alliance presentation & webinar (8 February 2011, noon PST ***TODAY***)
Title: "Security Policy Automation for Cloud Applications".
Sign up here: http://www.meetup.com/SV-CSA/events/16049370/?a=_yes&rv=md1p
Presented by Dr. Lang, CEO of ObjectSecurity, member of the Board of Directors of Cloud Security Alliance (Silicon Valley Chapter)
, (CSA website)
2. Whitepaper: IBM DeveloperWorks Cloud Zone
ObjectSecurity has been contracted by IBM to produce a whitepaper for IBM DeveloperWorks Cloud Zone (release: 08 February 2011, contact us to get a web link):
Model-driven cloud security:
How to employ cloud application security policy automation to make cloud security better
Manually translating security policy into technical implementation is difficult, expensive, and error-prone, especially when implemented at the application layer. cloud security tools need to become more automated in order to realize more cost savings in terms of investment in time and money; automation of these tools is also needed to make cloud security management an easier task that allows the cloud administrator to focus on the more important security issues. In this article, the author details the challenges to effective application security policy automation, explains the benefits model-driven security adds to security policy automation, then demonstrates how to achieve cloud application security policy automation.
3. RSA Expo 2011, San Francisco, CA, USA, 14-18 February 2011
Meet us at RSA Conference. Contact us to set up a meeting, or meet Dr. Lang, CEO, (1) during the CSA event on Monday, or (2) at the ISSA booth #253, Tue 15 Feb, 3-6pm
4. OpenPMF "Policy-as-a-Service" Cloud alpha version
ObjectSecurity will launch a major cloud extension to OpenPMF 3.0 later this year
(details, online contact)
5. Ongoing Projects
Three-year EU FP7 R&D "CRISIS" project
ObjectSecurity’s ongoing multi-person-year contribution involves the development of a model-driven architecture for secure information sharing, involving involve information modelling, information exchange modelling, model-driven security, various application platforms and more.press release)
Navy project for XML security features for next-generation US military security technologypress release)
ObjectSecurity and Promia are working on a project to implement a next-generation fullstack, high-assurance security intrusion detection and enforcement architecture and XML information assurance across US Navy networks. The project spiral involves integrating ObjectSecurity OpenPMF™ policy management with Promia Raven™ XML information exchange capabilities, and scalable Authorization Based Access Control (ZBAC) to distribute authorizations.
European Space Agency (ESA) project “Next Generation Requirements Engineering”
work with a consortium led by Intecs on the project Next Generation Requirements Engineering for the European Space Agency (ESA). The project concerns investigations to improve the state of the art of Requirements Engineering for Space Systems in the context of the ECSS standards in support of the Model Based Systems Engineering. Rather than document-based taxonomies and glossaries, we will implement domain specific languages for requirements definition that point the way to an eventual full ontology-based RE tool support.
Consulting contract for European Commission completed
ObjectSecurity's Dr. Lang consulted the European Commission (EC) in Brussels, Belgium as a technical expert about research proposals to be funded in the 7th Framework Programme (FP7).
6. Recent Publications & Media
OpenPMF Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Read the OpenPMF & Model-Driven Security FAQ online
Cloud & SOA Application Security as a Service, ISSE 2010, Berlin, Germany, 5-7 October 2010
Security Policy Automation: Improve Cloud Application Security ROI. ISSA Journal, Featured Article, October 2010
Lang, U. Authorization as a Service for Cloud & SOA Applications. International Workshop on Cloud Privacy, Security, Risk & Trust (CPSRT 2010), Collocated with 2 nd IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (Cloudcom) CPSRT 2010, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, December 2010
Model Driven Security Accreditation of Agile Systems at the 11th International Common Criteria Conference & Exhibition, 21-23 September 2010, Antalya, Turkey
ObjectSecurity presents their vision for Model Driven Security to NEASCOG, NATO HQ, 24 September 2010, Brussels, Belgium.
Watch Dr. Ulrich Lang, CEO of ObjectSecurity, answer questions about ObjectSecurity (watch)
ObjectSecurity blog "modeldrivensecurity.org" discusses model driven security, and now also model-driven security accreditation (read)
slide show online, FAQ, free trial, webinar, podcast, white paper, demo videos, blogs, supported technologies
(full publication list here)
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