Sunday, February 14, 2010

CloudAudit A6 - The Audit, Assertion, Assessment, and Assurance API

CloudAudit and the Automated Audit, Assertion, Assessment, and Assurance API (A6)

The goal of CloudAudit (codename: A6) is to provide a common interface that allows cloud computing providers to automate the Audit, Assertion, Assessment, and Assurance (A6) of their infrastructure (IaaS), platform (PaaS), and application (SaaS) environments and allow authorized consumers of their services to do likewise via an open, extensible and secure interface and methodology.

CloudAudit is a volunteer cross-industry effort from the best minds and talent in Cloud, networking, security, audit, assurance and architecture backgrounds.

The CloudAudit/A6 Working group was officially launched in January 2010 and has the participation of many of the largest cloud computing providers, integrators and consultants. You can find out more about CloudAudit by visiting the Forums.

For someone involved in the Cloud Computing industry, information assurance and compliance, this is freakin' awesome! I would like to congratulate everyone involved, especially security guru and fellow-grappler Chris Hoff (Cisco) of

Find more about the A6 initiative at and please spread the word!


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