MSPAlliance Rolls out Commission on Data Privacy and Security for the Cloud & Managed Services Industry

CHICO, Calif., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, MSPAlliance® The International Association of Cloud & Managed Service Providers, announced the formation of the MSPAlliance Commission on Data Privacy and Security for Cloud and Managed Services.™ The Commission is an independent, international committee of technology vendors that will work within the IT channel community and MSPAlliance Board Members to shape, guide and promote data privacy and security best practices in the managed services and cloud industry worldwide.

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"The Commission members of the MSPAlliance, are very eager to roll up our sleeves and do what we can to tackle the issues of trust, transparency and standards as it pertains to security, data storage and privacy in our global industry," said Stephan Tallent, Director of MSSPs Americas, Fortinet. "I look forward to working with my fellow Commission members, as well as member of the MSPAlliance Board, to make this happen."

Members of the Commission include:
Kevin Schoonover, Director of Engineering- Arrow
David Duncan, CMO- Webroot
Stephan Tallent, Director MSSPs Americas- Fortinet
Elaine McKinney, Global Director of Privacy and Compliance- AVG
John Burgess, President- Mainstream Technologies
Michael Corey, CEO- Ntirety

The Commission's first mission will be to:

  • Address globally accepted standards on disclosure, transparency, data privacy, security and best practices
  • Development of marketing strategies around data privacy and security for cloud and managed service provider environments. Strategies would be both channel and end-user focused
  • Address global challenges of "country specific" cloud regulation and data privacy/security pressures
  • Address loss of revenue issues related to public cloud vendors and governmental surveillance programs
  • Produce guidelines and examples on the use and implementation of secure technologies
  • Work with the analysts community to create white papers, research reports and data analysis and metrics.

For more information about the Commission, please contact Celia Weaver at:
celia at mspalliance dot com or visit

For the past 13 years, the MSPAlliance has been the only unified voice for the Managed Services Industry, and the only organization that promotes the highest level of professionalism, reliability and integrity. As the world's largest Professional Association and Accrediting Body for the Managed Services Industry, the MSPAlliance was created to meet the needs of the Managed Services Professional and to educate and protect the consumers of managed services and cloud.

Mostafa Razzak
JMR Worldwide
212.786.6036 / Email

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