CloudWATCH2 to take part in Cloud Security Expo 17

CloudWATCH2 to take part in Cloud Security Expo 17

At the Cloud Security Expo 2017 conference this week in London, CloudWATCH2 will be showcasing the free tools and guides available to help SMEs, Public Authorities and R&D initiatives to strategically plan their use of cloud services increasing benefits, lowering risk and maximising security.

CloudWATCH2 was launched in September 2015, leading on from the successful CloudWATCH project. The e-Research Centre is a member of the CloudWATCH2 consortium, along with Trust-IT, The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), Strategic Blue and ICT Legal Consulting.

The project takes a pragmatic approach to market uptake and sustainable competitiveness for the wider uptake of new cloud services and products from European research and innovation initiatives and helps R&I initiatives to overcome challenging issues like standards and pricing to maximise the socio-economic impact of this new cloud ecosystem.

The CloudWATCH2 stand at Expo 2017 (1239) is jointly hosted by the EC's Data Protection, Security and Privacy Cluster (DPSP), an initiative that brings together European projects working on cloud security and privacy.

Consortium members will be taking part in a number of ways:

  • The Centre, Strategic Blue and external partner Cloud Industry Forum will be available to give advice on market and technology readiness levels and a new approach developed by experts in the field, and to explore why market readiness is important for successful innovation launches.
  • Strategic Blue will take part in the workshop 'Essentials towards a secure and resilient cloud for the digital single market', which will examine the mechanics of a secure cloud ecosystem scaled to the EU Digital Single Market, and discuss how cloud resource purchase and trading at scale can establish a reliable, hence secure market fit for the purpose. Strategic Blue will give insights on applying commodity trading principles to cloud computing. The workshops are aimed at SMEs, Public Authorities and R&D initiatives to strategically plan their use of cloud services, while increasing benefits, lowering risk and maximising security. 
  • ICT Legal Consulting will give legal insights and advice on the EU General Data Protection Regulation, which will come into force in 2018 - exploring what would be a viable strategic compliance approach.
  • The Centre will also support the cluster meeting and workshop in working out the future direction and activities of the cluster in the context of the larger cloud computing landscape in the EU and worldwide.