Cloud Security Alliance Selects HP For New Master Training Partner Program

Program to Accelerate Worldwide Access and Adoption of Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) Certification

RSA CONFERENCE – San Francisco – February 25, 2013 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced the launch of a new global training program called the CSA Master Training Program. HP has been named as the initial partner of this new program. The CSA Master Training Program is designed to accelerate worldwide access and adoption of the CSA Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) Certification, the industry’s most trusted user certification program for the advancement of secure cloud computing. “Working with HP, a company who shares a strong commitment to providing leading edge cloud education and solutions, we are taking another step forward in our mission to deliver the best practices for security assurance within cloud computing,” said Jim Reavis, Executive Director of the CSA. “This partnership will be of tremendous benefit to security professionals, as we will have the added resources and investments needed to define and deliver a program that keeps pace with a constantly changing cloud security landscape.” With assistance from HP, CSA will invest in the global expansion of CCSK training availability, with a key focus on the Asia Pacific region. CSA and HP will also work closely to collaborate on a curriculum roadmap through the CCSK Center of Excellence based in Singapore. In addition, HP will adapt existing CCSK lab-based training to include HP cloud solutions, and HP Education Services will certify any HP CCSK training staff based on HP’s CSA-certified courseware. “Before adopting a cloud delivery model, enterprises must have a security program in place,” said Bryan Pickett, Vice President, HP Education Technology and Consulting, Enterprise Services, HP. “With the CSA Master Training Program, companies receive the training they need to develop a program that fits the unique security needs of their organization.” At the annual CSA Congress last fall, the CSA published version 3 of its CCSK, which included two principal updates, including an update to the CCSK Training Materials as well as a new CCSK exam. The CCSK is aligned with the latest release of CSA’s Security Guidance as well as other intellectual property, which comprises the CSA Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). 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 Contact: Kari Walker [email protected] 703-928-9996

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