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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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Cyber Monday Special Coming Soon!
Cyber Monday Special Coming Soon!
Mark your calendar for a massive savings opportunity on CCSK training and exam on Cyber Monday, 11/29! 
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CCM v4 Implementation Guidelines
CCM v4 Implementation Guidelines
The new implementation guidelines and recommendations are tailored to the control specifications for each of CCM v4's 17 cloud security domains. The guidelines represent an ideal summary to the CCM controls as they provide a greater level of detail regarding cloud security and privacy 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 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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services listed in
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Latest News

CSA Security Trust Assurance and Risk (STAR) Registry Reaches Notable Landmark with 1,500 Entries

November 22, 2021

 

Cloud Security Alliance’s Flagship Cloud Security Assessment and Guidance Documents Are Now Available in Five Additional Languages

November 18, 2021

 

New Cloud Security Alliance Guidance Provides Framework for Protecting Critical Healthcare Systems While Taking Risk to Patient Safety Into Account

November 09, 2021

 

Roberto Baldoni, Director General of the Italian National Cybersecurity Agency, and McAfee’s Raj Samani to Headline Cloud Security Alliance’s CISO Cloud Summit Italy 2021

October 28, 2021

 

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Industry Insights

What is Ransomware?

What is Ransomware?

November 28, 2021

 
Spies Hack Cloud Supply Chains Because That's Where the Data Is

Spies Hack Cloud Supply Chains Because That's Where the Data Is

November 26, 2021

 
Improving Customer Account Management with Security Transparency

Improving Customer Account Management with Security Transparency

November 26, 2021

 
Better Together: CMDB + CSPM = Cloud Native Cyber Asset Management

Better Together: CMDB + CSPM = Cloud Native Cyber Asset Management

November 24, 2021

 

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Upcoming CSA Events

Call for Participation
Call for Participation

March 15 - December 21 | Online

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Cloud Security Demo Forum
Cloud Security Demo Forum

November 2, 2021 - February 28, 2022 | Online

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RSA Conference 2022
RSA Conference 2022

February 7 - February 10 | San Francisco, CA USA

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