Cloud Security Alliance to Launch Australia Chapter at AusCERT2012
CSA Continues to Strengthen Presence in Asia-Pacific with New Chapter; Inaugural Meeting Open to All at AusCERT2012Queensland’s Gold Coast, May 14, 2012 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) will officially launch its Australia Chapter at the AusCERT2012 conference, being held May 15th-18th on Queensland’s Gold Coast, furthering the CSA’s presence and focus in Asia-Pacific. The CSA recently announced the formation of a new APAC headquarters, and appointed Aloysius Cheang as Managing Director, APAC. Christofer Hoff, one of the founders of the CSA and head of the Architecture and Framework working group, will be delivering the plenary session at the event on Wednesday, May 16th. In addition, David Ross, one of the founders of the Australia chapter, will also be speaking at the event on Wednesday afternoon. “The Cloud Security Alliance is free and open to anyone with an interest in cloud security in Australia. With the extensive use of virtualisation by Australian organisations, many of these are also looking to move to the cloud,” said David Ross. “This announcement is the culmination of the efforts of the founding directors over the past year, so that Australians can also benefit from a local CSA presence, attend meetings and gain from the knowledge available. “The CSA is great for any organisation looking to move to the cloud, with access to global CSA resources including checklists and tools to assist cloud provisioning.” The inaugural general meeting of CSA Australia Chapter will be held at the conference at the RACV Royal Pines Resort, in the Norfolk room at 12:35pm on Thursday 17th May 2012. The CSA invites all interested parties to attend the general meeting, to learn more about the chapter and its initiatives. Key Areas of Interest for the chapter include regional considerations, as particular to Australian states and territories, for:
- Legal, Jurisdiction, and Privacy Issues
- Identity Management
- Standards, Compliance, and Audit
- Security as a Service
- Consumer and Mobile use of cloud services
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