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Welcome to the Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment.

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Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge
Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge
 Learn more about CCAK, cloud auditing, and on-premise auditing in this infographic guide outlining nuances in auditing in a cloud environment versus an on-premise technology.  
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Join the CSA CxO Trust Working Group
Join the CSA CxO Trust Working Group
CSA CxO Trust is a broad-based initiative to create a common understanding of and seek solutions to cloud computing and cybersecurity issues of concern to all stakeholders within organizational executive teams and governing bodies. The CSA CxO Trust Working Group will conduct research consisting of best practices, metrics, surveys, C-level presentations, and other tools in support of the overall CSA CxO Trust initiative mission. Join this group and be a part of guiding the initiative forward. 
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CCSK Digital Badge Available Later This Month
CCSK Digital Badge Available Later This Month
We’re excited to announce you’ll soon be able to claim your Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) digital badge if you're a certificate holder! In partnership with Credly, CSA will be providing digital badges to qualified holders of the CCSK v.3 and v.4 later this month. 
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Research

Research
Emerging cloud technologies

Cloud has become the foundation for launching new technologies. Explore emerging technologies that impact the enterprise and adopt industry best practices for implementing and preparing for the future.

Leverage frameworks and architectures specific to cloud

Adopt core tools used by government and regulated industries for the use and management of cloud services. Build a foundation for secure cloud environments with proven models for mitigations, countermeasures, and capabilities specific to cloud computing. The following tools have been used by enterprises to implement frameworks, architectures, and approaches:

Increase transparency

Go beyond security and start building trust. Programs like CSA STAR help improve transparency between cloud customers and providers and bridge the communication gap. From streamlining risk assessments to improving your organization's position to offering an option for continuous self-assessments, it allows our industry to unite effectively to secure the cloud. 

Become certified in cloud security.

Gain the necessary knowledge to support a smooth cloud transition and beyond with focused training from CSA. Start by mastering the best practices of cloud security with the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK). Earning the CCSK will lay the necessary foundation to prepare you to earn the new cloud auditing credential in development by CSA and ISACA. 

Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK)

The Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) is the first credential available for industry professionals to demonstrate their expertise in the essential principles of auditing cloud computing systems. The CCAK credential and training program will fill the gap in the market for technical education for cloud IT auditing.

CSA Online Training

The CSA Knowledge Center is a centralized platform where you can access training based on CSA's vendor-neutral research. Creating an account on the Knowledge Center gives you access to free mini-courses, training and educational tools to help you better understand security in the cloud.

Certificates & Training

Certificates & Training

Membership for Businesses

Membership for Businesses
Become a CSA Corporate Member

Regardless if you already have a well established cloud security program or are starting your cloud migration for the first time, CSA can help you enhance your security strategy. As a corporate member, your team will be able to receive consultations on your current cloud projects and initiatives.


For organizations providing cloud or security services, joining CSA allows you to educate potential users and showcase your own expertise and good practices to a global marketplace.


SaaS Membership

SaaS companies represent the heart of business solutions and are growing rapidly. SaaS companies are very diverse in their size and security maturity. CSA’s SaaS membership provides specific benefits geared towards SaaS provider needs and pain points. Our goal is to help SaaS companies achieve excellent security and communicate a sense of trust to their customers and the greater market.

Cloud Security Executive Briefings

On-site and virtual private executive briefings give your team access to subject matter experts to discuss cloud-specific platforms, industry trends, and technology implementations. Attendees receive valuable insights presented exclusively to this group by some of the top industry experts leading CSA’s research activities. As a member you can start a conversation around what you're doing, and CSA can help connect you with the right people to talk through that strategy.

Join the Alliance

CSA harnesses the subject matter expertise of industry practitioners, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, certification, events and products.

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Latest News

Cloud Security Alliance Releases Guidance on Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare

January 06, 2022

 

Cloud Security Alliance Releases Report on Corda Blockchain Framework and Security Controls

December 15, 2021

 

Cloud Security Alliance Releases New Cloud Controls Matrix Auditing Guidelines

December 08, 2021

 

Registration Opens for the Cloud Security Alliance Research Summit at RSA Conference 2022

December 07, 2021

 

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Industry Insights

3 Key Security Threats Facing Retail Today

3 Key Security Threats Facing Retail Today

January 17, 2022

 
Container Security Best Practices in Microservices

Container Security Best Practices in Microservices

January 15, 2022

 
Securing Data Lakes in a Data Centric World

Securing Data Lakes in a Data Centric World

January 14, 2022

 
The CFO and Cloud Adoption: 102

The CFO and Cloud Adoption: 102

January 14, 2022

 

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Upcoming CSA Events

Cloud Security Demo Forum
Cloud Security Demo Forum

November 2, 2021 - February 28, 2022 | Online

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CNAPP – Finding the Worst Security Risks
CNAPP – Finding the Worst Security Risks

January 19 | Online

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CSA Seattle Chapter Presents: Top Threats to Cloud Computing
CSA Seattle Chapter Presents: Top Threats to Cloud Computing

January 27 | Online

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