Cloud Security Alliance Honors Inaugural Research Fellows

Prestigious Designation Awarded to Individuals for Extraordinary CSA Research 
Volunteer Accomplishments

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced the list of inaugural members who are being awarded the CSA Research Fellow designation. The designation is the highest honor and distinction that can be given to a CSA research volunteer who has demonstrated significant contributions to CSA research. The CSA Research Fellowship Program, announced earlier this year, was established to recognize the talented and dedicated efforts of select CSA research volunteers whose work has led to groundbreaking and forward-thinking advancements for the CSA.

“This inaugural group was carefully curated. They represent the tireless effort and some of the best work that research volunteers have made to the success of the CSA,” said J.R. Santos, executive vice president of research, CSA. “Our mission is to raise awareness for cloud computing best practices and to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. Receiving this highest honor demonstrates how the work of these volunteers has impacted our organization.”

The inaugural CSA Research Fellows, along with a brief summary highlighting some of their contributions, are as follows:

Awarded throughout the year, CSA Research Fellows are confirmed when volunteers provide one reference from a CSA staff member and one from an external member of the information security community. To be eligible for consideration, candidates must have demonstrated material participation in a CSA working group, culminating in a published research artifact. In addition, candidates must have logged 100 hours of cumulative time volunteering in CSA research activities.

Interested individuals can submit their references and hours by filling out the submission form.

About 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. 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. CSA’s activities, knowledge and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by cloud — from providers and customers, to governments, entrepreneurs and the assurance industry — and provide a forum through which diverse parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem. For further information, visit us at, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.


Kari Walker for the CSA
ZAG Communications
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