Cloud Security Alliance Summit 2013 at RSA Conference to Emphasize National Security, Mobile and Hybrid Clouds

Mark Weatherford from the Department of Homeland Security Featured as Opening Keynote

San Francisco, CA – January 16, 2013 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced the preliminary agenda for its annual CSA Summit 2013 being held at the RSA Conference on Monday, February 25th. This year’s conference will open with a powerful keynote on “National Security and the Cloud” from Mark Weatherford, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity, Department of Homeland Security. “As cloud security has become a prevalent topic in nearly every industry, we are expanding our research focus, especially as it relates to national security,” said Jim Reavis, executive director of the CSA. “As such, we are honored to have Mr. Weatherford further outline DHS’s vision for the role of cloud computing in national security. In addition, this year’s summit will place particular emphasis on emerging pain points to cloud security and adoption and evolving standards to ensure cloud security.” In addition to the presentations, a number of research items, guidelines and initiatives will be released during the summit on topics including privacy, the open certification framework, Big Data, and top threats. To register for this year’s event visit To view the full CSA Summit 2013 program visit Members of the media and analyst community interested in attending the event should contact [email protected] for more information and to receive press credentials. Cloud Security Alliance Congresses and Summits continue to be the industry's premier gathering for IT security professionals and executives who must further educate themselves on the rapidly evolving subject of cloud security. Attendees will gain exposure to industry-specific case studies that will help them learn and leverage best practices used by their peers in moving to a secure cloud. 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, visit us at, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa. Contact Kari Walker for the CSA ZAG Communications 703.928.9996 [email protected]

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