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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.

Latest News from CSA

Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge
Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge
Learn more about CCAK, cloud auditing, and on-premises 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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CSA Launches Zero Trust Advancement Center
CSA Launches Zero Trust Advancement Center
We are excited to announce the launch of the CSA Zero Trust Advancement Center, a collaborative initiative with Crowdstrike, Okta, and Zscaler that harnesses the collective leadership of these organizations to create a focal point for zero trust education and best practices.
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Explore resources for cloud security and learn more about CSA.

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.

SECtember 2022 is the essential industry conference to assist organizations in elevating their cybersecurity capabilities. Held in the heart of the cloud industry in Bellevue, WA from September 26-30, 2022, SECtember will feature leaders from Government, Cloud, Cybersecurity and Global 2000 enterprises. The event will provide critical insights into board oversight of cybersecurity, CISO strategies, emerging threats and best practices, all against the backdrop of cloud and related leading edge technologies.

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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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1,400+

services listed in
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Latest News

Cloud Security Alliance Provides C-level Executives With Best Practices for Deploying Smart Contracts Within an Organization

May 19, 2022

 

Registration Now Open for CxO Trust Summit at Cloud Security Alliance SECtember

May 18, 2022

 

Cloud Security Alliance Issues Guide to Utilizing High Performance Computing

May 17, 2022

 

Cloud Security Alliance Issues Best Practices for Healthcare Delivery Organizations (HDO) to Mitigate Supply Chain Cyber Risks

May 12, 2022

 

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Industry Insights

Attack Vector vs. Attack Surface: What is the Difference?

Attack Vector vs. Attack Surface: What is the Difference?

May 19, 2022

 
The One Cloud Threat Everyone Is Missing

The One Cloud Threat Everyone Is Missing

May 19, 2022

 
Threats of Russia Cyber Attacks Following Invasion of Ukraine

Threats of Russia Cyber Attacks Following Invasion of Ukraine

May 19, 2022

 
Prioritizing Cloud Security Threats: What You Need to Know

Prioritizing Cloud Security Threats: What You Need to Know

May 18, 2022

 

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Upcoming CSA Events

It’s time to Zero In on Zero Trust
It’s time to Zero In on Zero Trust

March 23 - May 31 | Online

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BULUT YOLCULUĞUNUZDA SIFIR GÜVEN MİMARISI-CSA TURKIYE-SAP ENTERPRISE
BULUT YOLCULUĞUNUZDA SIFIR GÜVEN MİMARISI-CSA TURKIYE-SAP EN...

May 24 | Online

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API MythBusters: Crushing Five Security Myths that are Crushing Your Safety
API MythBusters: Crushing Five Security Myths that are Crush...

May 24 | online

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Threat detection & response virtual workshop
Threat detection & response virtual workshop

May 26 | Online

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