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The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders.


The issues and opportunities of cloud computing gained considerable notice in 2008 within the information security community. At the ISSA CISO Forum in Las Vegas, in November of 2008, the concept of the Cloud Security Alliance was born. Following a presentation of emerging trends by Jim Reavis that included a call for action for securing cloud computing, Reavis and Nils Puhlmann outlined the initial mission and strategy of the CSA. A series of organizational meetings with industry leaders in early December 2008 formalized the founding of the CSA. Our outreach to the information security community to create our initial work product for the 2009 RSA Conference resulted in dozens of volunteers to research, author, edit and review our first whitepaper.

Contact Info

General inquiries: [email protected]
Membership information: https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/csa-corp-member.pdf
Media inquiries: [email protected]

Founding Members

Phil Agcaoili
Jerry Archer
Todd Barbee
Jeff Bardin
Girish Bhat
Alan Boehme
Larry Brock
Glenn Brunette
Jake Brunetto
Jon Callas
Sean Catlett
Shawn Chaput
Jay Chaudhry
Anton Chuvakin
Philippe Courtot
Dave Cullinane
Joshua Davis
Dr Ken Fauth
Robert Fly
Jeff Forristal
Pam Fusco
Francoise Gilbert
Edward Haletky
Jim Hietala
Christofer Hoff
Dennis Hurst
Michael Johnson
         Shail Khiyara
Subra Kumaraswamy
Paul Kurtz
Mark Leary
Liam Lynch
Tim Mather
Scott Matsumoto
Dave Morrow
Izak Mutlu
Brian O'Higgins
Jean Pawluk
Josh Pennell
Nils Puhlmann
Jim Reavis
George Reese
Jeff Reich
Jeffrey Ritter
Ben Rothke
Stephen Sengam
Ward Spangenberg
Jeff Spivey
Michael Sutton
Lynne Terwoerds
Dave Tyson
John Viega
Dov Yoran
Josh Zachry

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Founding Affiliate Members


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