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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CxO Trust Initiative
CxO Trust Initiative
Today announced the CSA CxO Trust, a first-of-a-kind initiative that will bring together a community of C-suite executives to evolve cloud and cybersecurity understanding, knowledge, and needed solutions in response to enterprise challenges.
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Join us for CSA Continuous, a free virtual 24-hour global event
Join us for CSA Continuous, a free virtual 24-hour global event
Join us wherever you are in the world virtually for CSA Continuous, a 24-hour global event taking place on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Security professionals across Asia, Europe, and North America will share their perspectives on cloud computing strategy and present real-world implementation experiences using state-of-the-art cloud security architectures.
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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 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 Security Knowledge → 

Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge →

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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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.

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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.


Membership for Enterprises 

Membership for Cloud Solution Providers → 

Membership for SaaS Companies → 

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.

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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.

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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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100,000+

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1000+

providers listed in
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Latest News

Cloud Security Alliance Releases New Guidance For Healthcare Delivery Organizations That Provides Measurable Approach to Detecting and Defending Against Ransomware Attacks

September 16, 2021

 

Sallie Mae CSO Jerry Archer Receives Cloud Security Alliance’s 2021 Philippe Courtot Leadership Award

September 16, 2021

 

Cloud Security Alliance Releases New Guidelines Providing Insight Into Effectively Using Its Industry-Leading Security Assessment, Assurance Tools

September 15, 2021

 

Latest Research from Cloud Security Alliance Offers Guidance on Designing Serverless Architecture, Adopting Cloud-Native Key Management Systems

September 14, 2021

 

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Industry Insights

Why the World Needs Proactive Cybersecurity

Why the World Needs Proactive Cybersecurity

September 21, 2021

 
Survey Report: Cloud Security Posture Management and Misconfiguration Risks

Survey Report: Cloud Security Posture Management and Misconfiguration Risks

September 20, 2021

 
How to Establish a Culture of Secure DevOps

How to Establish a Culture of Secure DevOps

September 20, 2021

 
The Adoption of Multi-Cloud Drives the Need for Better Data Protection and Management of Encryption Keys and Policy Controls

The Adoption of Multi-Cloud Drives the Need for Better Data Protection and Management of Encryption Keys and Policy Controls

September 17, 2021

 

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Upcoming CSA Events

Call for Participation
Call for Participation

March 15 - December 21 | Virtual

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CSA India Summit 2021
CSA India Summit 2021

October 1 | Virtual

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Whitepaper: Practical Preparations for the Post-Quantum World
Whitepaper: Practical Preparations for the Post-Quantum World

October 13 | Online

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CSA Federal Summit
CSA Federal Summit

October 28 | Washington D.C.

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