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 being developed by CSA and ISACA
The CCAK is the only credential for industry professionals that demonstrates expertise in the essential principles of auditing cloud computing systems.
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From the SOC to the Boardroom
Explore security threats, innovations, best practices, and the global cyber governance approaches needed to thrive in the new frontiers of cloud security from the industry’s top security experts.
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Explore resources for cloud security and learn more about CSA.


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.

Security Controls for IoT
Preparing for Quantum Computers
Blockchain for Security

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:

Cloud Controls and Remediations
Cloud Reference Architecture
Octagon Model for Risk

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 STAR Certified

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.

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Certificates & Training


Expand your network to the cloud security community

Build relationships with members of the industry and take a leadership role in shaping the future by becoming a member of the Cloud Security Alliance. Our community encompases industry practitioners, associations, governments, along with our corporate and individual members. The extensive network benefits the entire community impacted by cloud — from providers and customers, to governments, entrepreneurs and the assurance industry — and provides a forum through which diverse parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem.

Membership for Enterprises
Membership for Cloud Solution Providers

Ask the Experts

CSA Corporate Members have direct access to research analysts to get briefed on research initiatives first-hand. CSA is a resource of subject matter experts, and we're here to support your roadmap and strategy. As a member, start a conversation around what you're doing, and CSA can help connect you with the right people to talk through that strategy.

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Tools & Platforms

CSA Corporate Members receive complimentary seats for the cyber threat intelligence exchange. Security operations teams can leverage this platform to quickly and anonymously collaborate with other members on attack mitigation and solutions. It can be used to communicate threats either internally or externally. Companies hesitant about sharing data outside of their organization can still leverage it to communicate threats between departments.

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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 Cloud-Based, Intelligent Ecosystems - Redefining Intelligence & Driving to Autonomous Security Operations

December 10, 2020


Cloud Security Alliance Opens Registration for CloudBytes Connect: From the SOC to the Boardroom

November 19, 2020


Cloud Security Alliance, Tiro Security Partner to Offer Complimentary Cloud Certification Exam to Cybersecurity Women, Minorities in nextCISO Program

November 17, 2020


Cloud Security Alliance Releases Key Management in Cloud Services: Understanding Encryption's Desired Outcomes and Limitations

November 09, 2020


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Industry Insights

CCSK Success Stories: CSA Japan Chapter Executive Director

January 13, 2021


SolarWinds, GitHub Leaks and Securing the Software Supply Chain

January 11, 2021


Lessons Learned from GoDaddy’s Email Phishing Simulation Debacle

January 08, 2021


Cloud Workload Security: Part 3 - Explaining Azure’s Security Features

January 07, 2021


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Upcoming CSA Events

CSA - Panel Discussion: Impact Analysis of Stolen Testing Tools

January 21, 2021 | Virtual

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Level Up Your Detection and Response in SaaS Apps

January 27, 2021 | Virtual

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Data Rights and the Cloud

January 28, 2021 | Virtual

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From the SOC to the Boardroom

February 2, 2021 - February 4, 2021 | Virtual

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