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RHEDcloud Project

Time 12/11/19 04:00PM-04:50PM

Room Grand Chenier (5th)

Session Abstract

In 2019, 15 organizations including research universities, healthcare systems, pharma companies, and cloud service providers collaborated to create the RHEDcloud Project. The RHEDcloud Project mission is to advance cloud security for research, healthcare, and higher education.

Every cloud user, cloud service provider, and cloud platform provider must assess risk and implement controls in the shared responsibility model of cloud services. The RHEDcloud Project helps solve common problems by collaborating to:

1. Identify security risks, controls, and countermeasures to meet compliance requirements
2. Provide common implementation frameworks for security controls and countermeasures for multiple cloud platforms
3. Implement common interfaces and automation required to integrate cloud platforms with on-premises security, network, and identity management infrastructure

The Project's activities benefit a wide range of individuals and organizations, including higher education institutions, medical and healthcare providers, cloud platform providers, cloud service providers, financial institutions, and government entities. The Project's activities assist these users and providers in securely maintaining confidential information and complying with rules, regulations and laws related to the storage, transmission, and processing of confidential information.

The Project's activities include:

1. Promoting and assisting in collaborative research and software development through data collection and documentation of security requirements and risk assessments
2. Releasing collected data, analysis, and common products
3. Creating and releasing educational materials and coordinating educational opportunities

This presentation will present a technical overview of the products of the RHEDcloud project and demonstrate the solution as deployed at one or more participating sites. The presentation will conclude with a brief project update and forcast for 2020.


Speaker Stephen Wheat Emory University

Primary track Cloud Architecture

Secondary tracks Information Security

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