Cloud Security Alliance Presents Industry Leadership Award To Microsoft’s Scott Charney

Microsoft Executive Honored by CSA for His Achievements in Advancing Secure Cloud Computing

San Francisco, CA – RSA CONFERENCE - February 25, 2012 –The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has named Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft, as the 2013 recipient of the CSA Industry Leadership Award. The CSA Industry Leadership Award is given to individuals in recognition of their contributions in advancing secure cloud computing initiatives. An early member of the CSA, Charney is being recognized for his leadership role in driving world-class security via Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group, along with his many holistic contributions to CSA research, events, and chapters around the world. “Scott has played a critical leadership role at Microsoft in driving the Trustworthy Computing Group and his influence has been critical to helping drive new industry standards and security best practices,” said Jim Reavis, Executive Director of the CSA. “Since joining the CSA, Scott has worked tirelessly to support the CSA mission. In addition to helping Microsoft become the first major provider to establish public transparency with a CSA STAR entry, Scott has consistently demonstrated leadership on both national and international levels.” As Microsoft Corp.’s Vice President, Trustworthy Computing, Charney oversees the company’s Trustworthy Computing initiative, which aims to promote a safe, private and reliable computing experience for everyone. Charney’s Trustworthy Computing Group works with product teams and others at Microsoft to advance the development of secure products, services and infrastructures through the use of appropriate policies and controls, the implementation of best practices, and the development of useable security products and services. He also collaborates with others in the computer industry and the government to make computing more secure for all users. “It is an honor to be recognized by the Cloud Security Alliance.  The way people connect, work, play, and engage in society is changing dramatically and as the world moves to the cloud, providing IT users with a secure, private and reliable computing experience will be more important than ever,” said Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Corporation. “Leadership by and coordination with organizations like the Cloud Security Alliance – an organization that promotes security education and best practices -- is key to achieving that goal.” About the 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, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa. Media Contacts: Robert Nachbar [email protected] 206-427-0389

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