Making Cloud SLAs readily usable in the EU private sector

SLA-Ready at ICT2015 - Networking Session

Tue, 20/10/2015
Privacy, Certification and SLAs - ICT2015 Networking Session, 21 October, 16:00-16:45, Room 11
SMEs are the backbone of the European economy but are not using cloud services at the expected rate because of concerns about security, privacy issues and complex contractual terms. CloudWATCH2 is hosting this session to show what concrete steps European initiatives are taking to overcome the barriers to the wider uptake of cloud services. We will chart a course of collaborative actions starting from what is already available, what solutions we can expect to see in the next few years, so users can devise their own strategic roadmap.
Service level agreements - a common understanding of SLAs with greater standardisation and transparency so firms can make an informed decision on what services to use, what to expect and what to trust. Legal clauses, standards and best practices.
Certification - security and privacy certifications as a mechanism to increase the level of trust, security standards and key points to consider.
Privacy - a secure and privacy-aware framework for storing and processing data outsourced to the cloud while guaranteeing end-users audit and control over their data.
Security - security-by-design mechanisms and integrated security assurance. Security as a service for a user-centric negotiation of security SLAs.
Cyber security - Cyber-risk management framework for modern IT systems and self-assessment tools for small firms. 
Session chair: Paolo Balboni, an expert in European IT law and Data Protection from ICT Legal and a CloudWATCH2 partner.
Panellists: recognised experts in their respective fields.
SLALOM – Daniel Field, Atos
SPECS – Massimiliano Rak, Seconda Università di Napoli
SLA-Ready – Daniele Catteddu, Cloud Security Alliance
MUSA - Erkuden Rios, Tecnalia
CLARUS - Edgardo Montes de Oca/Wissam Mallouli, Montimage
WISER - tbc
The audience will be able to pose their own questions to the chair and panellists and help identify popular themes for further discussion, including future webinars. Takeaways will include practical insights into increasing customer control and provider compliance for a dependable cloud, showing how this will benefit the European single digital market.