Cloud Security Alliance Announces Keynote Presentations and Sessions for 4th Annual CSA Congress

Enterprise Leaders and Recognized Cloud Experts to Lead to Industry's Premier Gathering for IT Security Professionals

Seattle, WA – June 26, 2013 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced the first keynote presentations, conference sessions and workshops for the 4th annual CSA Congress 2013, scheduled to take place December 3-6, 2013 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL. The keynote speaker line up will include some of the most prominent enterprise leaders and recognized cloud experts including: “With this year’s event, we wanted to build on the strong content, lively debates, and inspiring speakers that made our 2012 event such an overwhelming success,” said Jim Reavis, Executive Director of the CSA. “In doing so, we are working to identify the critical issues the cloud security industry and our members face and must understand today, and more importantly, tomorrow.  This year’s keynotes clearly deliver on that mission, as we tap the most innovative, controversial and brilliant minds to share their vision at CSA Congress 2013.” In addition to announcing the first round of keynote presentations, the CSA has also released the initial list of the session topics that will make up the more than 30 presentations and panel discussions at this year’s event, including: In addition to offering best practices and practical solutions for remaining secure in the cloud, this year’s CSA Congress will focus on emerging areas of growth and concern in cloud security, including standardization, transparency of controls, mobile computing, Big Data in the cloud and innovation. The conference will also offer a Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) Foundation program providing attendees with a comprehensive one-day review of cloud security fundamentals in preparation for the Cloud Security Alliance CCSK exam. A number of workshops will also be held pre- and post-conference which extend on select key themes and allow for additional instruction and hand-on training, including: Cloud Security Alliance Congresses continue to be the industry's premier gathering for IT security professionals and executives who must further educate themselves on the rapidly evolving subject of cloud security.  In addition to offering best practices and practical solutions for remaining secure in the cloud, this year's fourth annual U.S. CSA Congress will focus on emerging areas of growth and concern in cloud security.  Attendees will gain exposure to industry-specific case studies that will help them learn and leverage best practices used by their peers in moving to a secure cloud. To register for this year’s event visit http://www.cloudsecuritycongress.com/us/index. Members of the media and analyst community interested in attending the event should contact [email protected] for more information and to receive press credentials. Clicktotweet: @TeresaCarlson, Chris @Kemp, V.Jay LaRosa, Jacob West to keynote #CSACongress About Cloud Security Alliance The Cloud Security Alliance 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. For further information, visit us at www.cloudsecurityalliance.org, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa. Contact Kari Walker for the CSA ZAG Communications 703.928.9996 [email protected]

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