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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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SECtember 2022
SECtember 2022
With over 700,000 open positions in the cloud and cybersecurity industry, it is critical that we come together to build connections and work to level up our skills. Join us in-person for SECtember, September 26-30 in Bellevue, WA, to hear from prominent industry leaders and connect with cloud security professionals. Our impressive list of speakers and sessions keeps growing! Check out these latest sessions that were added to the agenda. 

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Top Threats to Cloud Computing Pandemic Eleven
Top Threats to Cloud Computing Pandemic Eleven
The Top Threats reports have traditionally aimed to raise awareness of threats, risks, and vulnerabilities in the cloud. Such issues are often the result of the shared, on-demand nature of cloud computing. In this fifth installment, we surveyed 703 industry experts on security issues in the cloud industry. This year our respondents identified eleven salient threats, risks, and vulnerabilities in their cloud environments. The Top Threats Working Group used the survey results and its expertise to create the 2022 Top Cloud Threats report - the ‘Pandemic Eleven’.
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CISO Perspectives and Progress in Deploying Zero Trust
CISO Perspectives and Progress in Deploying Zero Trust
Some of the areas covered in this survey include where Zero Trust falls as a priority in the organization, the percentage of those who have completed related implementations, top business challenges, and top technical challenges. Through the survey and upcoming report, CSA is looking to learn where C-level executives are in terms of their Zero-Trust strategies, pain points, vendor needs, management requirements/oversight, technical considerations, legacy challenges, adoption rates, and stakeholder involvement. CSA is dedicated to educating the C-suite, board members, staff, and stakeholders on the benefits of Zero Trust.  
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Research

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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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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

Troy Leach, Data Security and Standards Advocate, Joins Cloud Security Alliance as Chief Strategy Officer

August 02, 2022

 

Cloud Security Alliance Releases Guidance on Third-Party Vendor Risk Management in Healthcare

July 20, 2022

 

New Cloud Security Alliance Survey Finds 67% of Organizations Already Store Sensitive Data in Public Cloud Environments

July 13, 2022

 

Zero Trust Creator John Kindervag Joins Cloud Security Alliance as Security Advisor

June 30, 2022

 

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Industry Insights

Cloud Data Security Requires 20/20 Vision

Cloud Data Security Requires 20/20 Vision

August 08, 2022

 
Why You Need Application Security Testing for Business-Critical Applications: Part 4

Why You Need Application Security Testing for Business-Critical Applications: Part 4

August 08, 2022

 
Are Ransomware Attackers Ever Caught?

Are Ransomware Attackers Ever Caught?

August 05, 2022

 
How To Build and Optimize Your Cybersecurity Program

How To Build and Optimize Your Cybersecurity Program

August 05, 2022

 

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Upcoming CSA Events

Cloudbytes Webinar Series
Cloudbytes Webinar Series

January 2022 | online

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

March 23 - September 15 | Online

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ATARC 2022 Zero Trust Summit
ATARC 2022 Zero Trust Summit

August 9 | Marriott Marquis, Washington DC

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Black Hat USA 2022
Black Hat USA 2022

August 10 - August 11 | Mandalay Bay Resort | 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard, South Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

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