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Published 03/04/2019

Cloud Security Alliance Debuts the Knowledge Center, a Comprehensive 
E-Learning Platform

Cloud Security Alliance Debuts the Knowledge Center, a Comprehensive 
E-Learning Platform

Offers individuals, enterprises high-quality flexible training to complement and enhance knowledge, schedules and budgets

SAN FRANCISCO – March 4, 2019 – RSA CONFERENCE 2019 – 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, today announced the launch of the CSA Knowledge Center. Created by the CSA utilizing CSA research, the Knowledge Center is the only centralized place to gain training on unique, vendor-neutral backed research courses such as the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), CCSK Plus, Cloud Governance and Compliance (CGC) and Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) (coming soon) while simultaneously offering both individuals and enterprises flexibility and the ability to meet tight budgets while enhancing their skills - all via a simplified learning platform.

The Knowledge Center is ideal for individuals wanting a flexible learning environment in order to gain added credibility and knowledge of cloud security but who lack sufficient resources to do so either due to time or budget constraints. Organizations, meanwhile, face a different set of challenges with dispersed teams, priorities, and responsibilities. They want to take proactive measures to ensure that their teams are fully equipped and confident to safely and securely navigate any moves to a cloud platform or new technology. For them, CSA e-learning extends the training budget while certifying their employees in an industry-backed, cloud security course.

“As new technologies emerge that have an impact and place in cloud computing environment, the skills, and knowledge necessary to keep organizations secure grows. It’s not surprising then that individuals need more than a one-time certificate. However, in-person and virtual-led trainings can be difficult to attend due to time out of the office and inconvenient locations,” said CSA CEO Jim Reavis. “We see the CSA Knowledge Center as filling a need within the industry and becoming the go-to-platform when it comes to delving deeper into cloud computing concepts and the role new technologies play.”

Among its benefits to enterprises and individuals, alike, are:

  • Stretched training budgets. Since the e-learning platform is less expensive, it stretches the training budgets of individuals and organizations farther.
  • Flexibility. The platform gives individuals the ability to work around scheduled events, projects, and deadlines and go through content at their own pace.
  • Credibility. The research that goes into the course is vendor-neutral and created by CSA’s network of professionals and subject-matter experts. The course material is straight from the source, and verified by CSA.
  • Usability. An online, mobile, sleek platform makes taking the course a cleaner more pleasant experience.

Learn more about the Knowledge Center.

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 www.cloudsecurityalliance.org, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.

Contact
Kari Walker for the CSA
ZAG Communications
703.928.9996
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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, follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.

For press inquiries, email Zenobia Godschalk of ZAG Communications or reach her by phone at 650.269.8315.