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

CAIQ v4 Released
CAIQ v4 Released
Version 4 of the Consensus Assessment Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) is now available! The CAIQ is a set of questions that allow cloud consumers and auditors to ascertain a cloud service provider’s compliance with the Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM). With CAIQv4, users can showcase additional accountability and transparency regarding their security and privacy practices, providing additional value for both cloud service providers (CSP) and customers (CSC).
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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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Cloud Security Alliance Trusted Cloud Providers
Cloud Security Alliance Trusted Cloud Providers
CSA is pleased to announce the first cohort of Cloud Security Alliance Trusted Cloud Providers. This is a new program that awards a trustmark to cloud providers who demonstrate their commitment to holistic security. The trustmark will be displayed on each organization’s entry in the Security, Trust, Assurance & Risk (STAR) registry
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Explore resources for cloud security and learn more about CSA.

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.

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

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 fills the gap in the market for technical education for cloud IT auditing.

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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.

Certificates & Training

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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Latest News

Cloud Security Alliance’s Critical Controls Implementation for Salesforce Identifies Best Practices for Security Operations in Salesforce

June 15, 2021

 

Cloud Security Alliance New Telehealth Risk Management Guidance to Help Ensure Privacy and Security of Patient Information

June 10, 2021

 

Cloud Security Alliance Emphasizes Accountability and Transparency with Consensus Assessment Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) v4

June 07, 2021

 

Cloud Security Alliance Announces CxO Trust Initiative to Elevate Cloud and Cybersecurity Knowledge Among Executives

May 18, 2021

 

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Industry Insights

Resource Roundup: Earning Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits Online Through CSA

Resource Roundup: Earning Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits Online Through CSA

June 18, 2021

 
​CCSK Success Stories: From a Cloud Trust Associate

​CCSK Success Stories: From a Cloud Trust Associate

June 17, 2021

 
​Securing a new world of hybrid work: What to know and what to do

​Securing a new world of hybrid work: What to know and what to do

June 16, 2021

 
Security Spotlight: Ransomware Woes Continue Even As DarkSide Shuts Down After Claiming Multiple Victims

Security Spotlight: Ransomware Woes Continue Even As DarkSide Shuts Down After Claiming Multiple Victims

June 15, 2021

 

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Upcoming CSA Events

Call for Participation
Call for Participation

March 15, 2021 - December 21, 2021 | Virtual

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ESCON - The Leading Enterprise Security Conference
ESCON - The Leading Enterprise Security Conference

July 5, 2021 | Dubai

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Moving from Cyber Security to Cyber Resiliency in the Cloud
Moving from Cyber Security to Cyber Resiliency in the Cloud

July 14, 2021 | Virtual

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CloudCon 2021
CloudCon 2021

July 19, 2021 | Grand Rapids, MI & Virtual

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