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CADF Cloud Auditing Data Federation Working Group (CADF)

Workgroup Information

Workgroup Chair(s)

  • David Corlette, NetIQ Corporation
  • Matthew Rutkowski, IBM

Workgroup Description

Problem Space and Environment

Concerns over cloud provider security remain one of the top inhibitors to adoption of cloud deployment models. Potential consumers of cloud deployments understand and need assurance that the security policies they require on their applications are consistently managed and enforced “in the cloud” as they would be in their enterprise.

A cloud provider’s ability to provide specific audit event, log and report information on a per-tenant and application basis is essential. It is apparent that in order to meet these customer expectations, cloud providers must provide standard mechanisms for their tenant customers to self-manage & self audit application security that includes information about the provider’s hardware, software and network infrastructure used to run specific tenant applications.

We propose that the best way to address these requirements is by developing open standards for cloud auditing. These standards would support the submission and retrieval of normative audit event data from cloud providers in the form of customized reports and logs that can be dynamically generated for cloud customers using their criteria. Adoption of such open standards by cloud providers’ management platforms would go far to instill greater trust in “cloud hosted applications” and be a significant step forward in fulfilling the promise of an open cloud marketplace.

Current Workgroup Deliverables

DMTF Standard Publication Identifier Document Title Target Version Target Release Date
DSP2028 CADF Use Case White Paper 1.0.0 In Development
DSP0262 CADF Data Format and Interface Definitions Specification 1.0.0 2014Q2
DSPxxxx CADF Primer 1.0.0 In Development
DSP1071 CADF Profile For OpenStack 1.0.0 In Development

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Expired Work in Progress Documents

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Expiration Date
DSP2028 1.0.0a Cloud Auditing Data Federation (CADF) Use Case White Paper 27 Jun 2012

WIP expired: October 30, 2012

1 Jan 2013
DSP0262 1.0.0c Cloud Audit Data Federation (CADF) - Data Format and Interface Definitions Specification 24 Feb 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progres, expiring: 2014-03-31

31 Mar 2014
DSP0262 1.0.0b Cloud Audit Data Federation (CADF) - Data Format and Interface Definitions Specification 8 Jul 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progress, expiring: 2013-07-31

31 Jul 2013
DSP0262 1.0.0a Cloud Auditing Data Federation (CADF) - Data Format and Interface Definitions Specification 17 Oct 2012

.pdf file. DMTF Work-in-Progress, expiring: January 31, 2013

18 Jan 2013

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