PricewaterhouseCoopers has joined the Cloud Security Alliance as a corporate member.

The alliance promotes the use of practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing and offers education on the cloud. PwC plans to host the initial meeting of the CSA’s New York Metro Chapter on May 17.

PwC’s membership in the CSA supports the firm’s services in helping organizations leverage cloud computing, particularly in the area of helping to assure the security of cloud services. As a member of the CSA, PwC will help promote an understanding between consumers and providers of cloud computing regarding governance, risk and compliance methods for addressing controls audit and compliance issues. The firm also plans to promote independent research into leading practices for the cloud, launch awareness campaigns on the appropriate uses of cloud computing, and contribute to a list of issues and guidance for cloud assurance.

“Not only do we want to continue leading the industry, but PwC wants to be involved with educating stakeholders on the most important issues and opportunities within the cloud,” said PwC risk assurance partner Cara Beston in a statement. “Given our extensive experience working with cloud users and technology providers on sensitive and complex issues around the cloud, like compliance and control issues around, security, availability, privacy, and regulatory oversight, we help companies benefit from cloud technologies in a controlled environment.”

“The CSA is thrilled to have PwC as a member of the alliance,” CSA executive director Jim Reavis said in a statement. “We believe their perspective on cloud computing will benefit the alliance and help drive the mission of our organization.”

 

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