EU-SEC’s Multi-Party Recognition Framework brings clarity to the compliance landscape, streamlines process and reduces cost

About the Event

Third party audits and certifications are considered a suitable solution to providing assurance and trust regarding a cloud service provider’s approach to security and privacy. They are also a credible way to show compliance to standards and regulations. Unfortunately, though, the number of existing national, international and sectorial standards, laws and regulations has drastically increased in the last few years, leading to increased complexity of the area of compliance. As a consequence, the process of adhering to different standards, laws and regulations for CSPs is not efficient, with a lot of duplicated work that unduly increases costs and complexity.

The EU-SEC project has worked on addressing these issues by, for instance, identifying the common denominators between widely known standards (e.g., ISO27001/02/17/18, SOC2, CSA STAR Certification and Attestation, BSI C5, ANSSI SecNumCloud and other national or sectorial schemes) and presenting them under a well-defined and comprehensive framework, namely the EU-SEC’s “Multi-Party Recognition Framework”. In order to share the EU-SEC project vision and results, we are inviting cloud stakeholders, e.g. CSPs, cloud customers, auditors, consultants and policy makers to join our workshop and tutorial.

The workshop will give you an insight into the functionality of the framework, its tools and requirements comparison methodology, as well as the benefits offered to the cloud certification community and market.

Who should attend and why?

  • Cloud stakeholders will benefit by understanding the relationship between information security and privacy requirements contained in various compliance schemes such as BSI C5, CSA STAR, ISO or ISAE 3000.
  • CSPs will learn how to select and adjust their security and privacy objectives and controls in such a way that several compliance schemes are applied at the same time.
  • Certification bodies and audit firms will be offered the ability to present a more attractive compliance assessment portfolio through the multiparty recognition-based auditing services.
  • Regulators and policy maker will benefit by recognizing synergies from the EU-SEC approach in establishing European and national regulations

During the workshop we’ll also present the results of four large scale pilots and the lessons learnt during a real-life implementation of the framework.


The workshop will be led by experts from the EU-SEC consortium, including NIXU, Fabasoft, Fraunhofer, and CSA.

9:00 – 9:30: Registration and welcome coffee

9:30 – 10:00: Welcome and Introduction to EU-SEC Project

10:00 – 10:40: Introduction to the Multiparty Recognition Framework (MPRF)

10:40 – 11:10: Coffee Break

11:10 – 11:30: Real life implementation ISO & SOC2- based Pilot results (SixSq)

11:30 – 12:00: MPRF for Auditees (Fabasoft)

12:00 – 13:00: Lunch Break

13:00 – 13:30: MPRF for Auditors (NIXU)

13:30 – 14:00: MPRF for scheme owner, regulators and policy makers (CSA)

14:00 – 15:00: Round Table discussion (Questions and Answers)

Attendee profile/learning level

Intermediate – Delegate has a working knowledge of the topic covered but is not yet an advanced practitioner. Intermediate sessions are geared toward delegates who have some competence in the subject under discussion resulting from prior training, education and/or work experience.

Learning objectives

Thanks to this workshop the attendees will acquire a theoretical understanding and practical implementation tips on:

  1. The purpose and objectives of the multiparty recognition framework (MPRF).
  2. MPRF’s life-cycle and its processes.
  3. The business drivers for and benefits of the adoption of the MPRF
  4. How to use the MPRF in real life (with dedicated tips for the different target audiences, i.e. CSPs, Customers, Auditors & Consultant and scheme owners & regulators)


Fraunhofer FOKUS

Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 31

10589 Berlin, Germany

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