TechAmerica and the Cloud Security Alliance Join Forces to Expand Cloud Offerings to MembersWashington, DC – Aug 24, 2011 – As the leader in cloud computing policy, TechAmerica is proud to announce that a formal relationship has been formed with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the thought-leader in cloud security. This agreement leverages the strengths of both organizations to expand member benefits. A unique benefit is that TechAmerica members will be able to pursue the Cloud Security Alliance’s Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), which ensures that technology professionals with a responsibility related to cloud computing have a demonstrated awareness of the security threats and best practices for securing the cloud. “Cloud technology has the power to change how we do business, how government delivers services and how everyday information is exchanged,” said Phil Bond, President and CEO of TechAmerica. “By partnering with the Cloud Security Alliance, we are ensuring that our leadership in cloud computing has a strong security component, which is a critical part of the conversation. I’m especially excited about the opportunity for our members to take advantage of continuing education in cloud security through CSA.” “We are thrilled to formalize our relationship with TechAmerica, one of the leading voices for the industry," said Jim Reavis, co-founder and executive director of the Cloud Security Alliance. "Their 1000 member companies recognize that security is a key issue in the adoption of cloud technologies, which are driving a huge wave of growth in the industry. By offering our CCSK certification to its membership, and providing access to TechAmerica events to CSA members, we look forward to a great sharing of ideas and best practices in the burgeoning area of cloud security." In addition to the CCSK, The organizations will collaborate on research to further security in cloud computing and members of both groups will have increased access to valuable events and programs. About TechAmerica TechAmerica is the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry – the driving force behind productivity growth and jobs creation in the United States and the foundation of the global innovation economy. Representing approximately 1,000 member companies of all sizes from the public and commercial sectors of the economy, it is the industry’s largest advocacy organization and is dedicated to helping members’ top and bottom lines. TechAmerica is also the technology industry's only grassroots-to-global advocacy network, with offices in state capitals around the United States, Washington, D.C., Europe (Brussels) and Asia (Beijing).It was formed by the merger of AeA (formerly the American Electronics Association), the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and the Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA).Learn more about TechAmerica at www.techamerica.org. 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 www.cloudsecurityalliance.org, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa. Media Contact: Zenobia Godschalk [email protected] 650.269.8315
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