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  • 1.  Responsibilities of a Cloud Broker?

    Posted Apr 22, 2021 02:36:00 PM
    Hi!

    The Security Guidance briefly mentions cloud brokers throughout the text. In relation to the shared responsibility model, I was wondering, if an organization did use a cloud broker, what would the cloud broker typically be responsible for?

    Thanks :)


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    Jenna Morrison
    Training Department Intern
    Cloud Security Alliance
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  • 2.  RE: Responsibilities of a Cloud Broker?

    Posted Apr 26, 2021 12:51:00 AM
    Hi,

    In my view, the Broker doesn't play a role in the shared responsibilities matrix, this is always between the customer and CSP. They help the customer find the right CSP, and then help manage the relationship between the 2.

    Per NISTs description (Cloud Computing Reference Architecture)

    Cloud Broker: "An entity that manages the use, performance and delivery of cloud services, and negotiates relationships between cloud providers and cloud
                             consumers."


    /Kevin

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    Kevin Stander
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  • 3.  RE: Responsibilities of a Cloud Broker?

    Posted Apr 29, 2021 04:50:00 PM
    Thank you! That makes sense :)

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    Jenna Morrison
    Training Department Intern
    Cloud Security Alliance
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