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Press Releases

IT and the Line of Business – Security vs Usability Survey

Published: 07/31/2015

The undeniable benefits of the cloud – better functionality, scalability, availability, and innovation at lower cost – is driving a secular move to cloud services. These benefits have made the cloud an executive-level and board-level conversation at many companies. As a result, IT is looking to t...

 

Cloud Security Alliance EMEA to Host Fourth Annual Congress

Published: 07/28/2015

Agenda and Keynote Speakers Announced for Premiere European Cloud Security Event Berlin, Germany – July 28, 2015 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment...

 

Cloud Security Alliance Unveils Project STRATUS Research Results

Published: 07/15/2015

CSA together with elite team of researchers and practitioners demonstrate prototype tool that automates the auditing process of cloud data governance Hamilton, New Zealand, July 15, 2015 – Cloud Security Alliance® (CSA) participated in the third quarterly meeting of the STRATUS project, a six-ye...

 

93 Percent of Cloud Services in Healthcare Are Medium to High Risk

Published: 07/10/2015

Unlike surveys that ask people to self report their behavior, our report is the first data-driven analysis of how healthcare organizations are embracing cloud services to reduce IT cost, increase productivity, and improve patient outcomes. Read blog post

 

Cloud Security Open API: The Future of Cloud Security

Published: 06/29/2015

The Cloud Security Alliance launched the Cloud Security Open API Working Group with the goal to provide guidance for enterprises and cloud service providers on the operation and interoperability of cloud security functions, with a specific goal to protect PII and sensitive data across multiple cl...

 

CipherCloud and Cloud Security Alliance Forge Cloud Security Working Group

Published: 06/29/2015

Cloud Security Open API Working Group to standardize key data security best practices for CASB deployments San Jose, Calif., June 29, 2015 – Recognized as the fastest-growing segment of cloud security, the cloud access security broker (CASB) space is still an emerging one where standards have ye...

 

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has opened the call for papers for the 2015 CSA APAC Congress

Published: 06/18/2015

The 2015 CSA APAC Congress will be held December 1st-3rd in Guangzhou, China CSA APAC Congress is the premium event for compelling presentations and interesting discussions about research, development, practice and trends related to cloud security. Attendees represent end-user, research and indu...

 

Cloud Security Alliance Expands Star Provider Certification Into China

Published: 06/14/2015

Called CSA C-STAR Assessment, program brings increased security assurance to cloud service providers in the Greater China area based upon CSA global best practices; adoption already underway Guangzhou, CHINA, June 15, 2015 – The Cloud Security Alliance® (CSA) today announced the launch of CSA C-...

 

Call for Volunteers: Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing

Published: 06/08/2015

The Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA) Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus leverages the CSA Cloud Control Matrix and seeks to establish a stable, secure baseline for cloud operations. It acts as a practical, actionable road map to individuals looking to safely and securely adopt the cloud...

 

CSA Establishes Cloud Data Governance Working Group and Releases Governance Framework

Published: 06/04/2015

The Cloud Data Governance working group has been created to design a universal set of principles and map to emerging technologies and techniques for ensuring the privacy, confidentiality, availability, integrity and security of data across private and public clouds. Read blog post

 

Cloud Security Alliance Releases New Privacy Level Agreement Guidelines to Address Personal Data Protection Compliance

Published: 06/03/2015

Powerful Self-regulatory Tool to Help Cloud Customers Better Understand and Evaluate Cloud Service Providers European Union Wide LONDON - Infosecurity Europe – June 3, 2015 - The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Privacy Level Agreement (PLA) Working Group today released the Privacy Level Agreement (...

 

What is Quantum-Safe Security?

Published: 05/28/2015

The Quantum-Safe Security working group released a position paper titled ‘What is Quantum-Safe Security?’ The document examines the need for a proactive defense against a multi-purpose quantum computer. Read blog post

 

Who’s backing up BYOD data? One more reason for cloud disaster recovery

Published: 05/28/2015

If you’re among the 60% of organizations that don’t have a disaster recovery plan, or among the 59% that only back up data in one location, here are 5 good reasons to shore up your plan and include the cloud as one of your endpoint backup solutions... Read blog post

 

Healthcare Duped By “Spellcheck” Phishing Attack Again?

Published: 05/25/2015

The “Spellcheck” phishing attack may very well be the most advanced spear phishing attack the world has ever seen. Playing off of human error makes preventing breaches/limiting the damage a people problem, just as much as it is a security technology gap. Read blog post

 

Cloud Security Alliance Launches New Asia-Pacific Education Council

Published: 05/25/2015

Group Holds Kick-Off Meeting to Finalize Charter and Outline Upcoming Initiatives SINGAPORE – May 25, 2015 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, toda...

 

CSA Releases New Whitepaper on Virtualization Security Best Practices

Published: 05/07/2015

The CSA's Virtualization working group released a whitepaper entitled: “Best Practices for Mitigating Risks in Virtualized Environments” which provides guidance on the identification and management of security risks specific to compute virtualization technologies that run on server hardware. Rea...

 

CSA Launches Best Practices for Mitigating Risks in Virtualized Environments

Published: 05/06/2015

At this year’s RSA Conference, the Cloud Security Alliance released a new whitepaper entitled: “Best Practices for Mitigating Risks in Virtualized Environments” which provides guidance on the identification and management of security risks specific to compute virtualization technologies that run ...

 

CSA CloudBytes: May Webcast

Published: 05/06/2015

The Cloud Security Alliance CloudBytes webinar series is dedicated to educate the industry on the latest trends and topics in cloud computing. From regulation and risk in the cloud to the latest topics in IoT and data protection and privacy, we've reached thousands with our messages from top indu...

 

Cloud Security Alliance Releases Candidate Mapping of FedRAMP Security Controls

Published: 05/05/2015

At the Cloud Security Alliance Federal Summit, the CSA announced the release of the Candidate Mapping V4 of the FedRAMP security controls to version 3.0.1 of the CSA Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM). The FedRAMP controls are based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Pu...

 

OPEN PEER REVIEW: Privacy Level Agreement 4 Europe V2

Published: 04/28/2015

The Cloud Security Alliance would like to invite you to review and comment on the Privacy Level Agreement 4 Europe V2. The Cloud Security Alliance published in February 2013 the “Privacy Level Agreement Outline for CSPs Providing Services in the European Union” (PLA4EU V.1). The PLA4EU V.1 should...