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Top Cloud Priorities for CxOs
Top Cloud Priorities for CxOs

Top Cloud Priorities for CxOs

Release Date: 05/13/2021

The Top Cloud Priorities for CxOs was created to equip C-level executives with industry guidance to build pragmatic cloud security projects and strategies that accelerate the secure use of cloud and bring added value to the business. Even though the content analysis is catered towards C-level technology owners, the entire C-suite can benefit from these guidelines for integrating and defining corporate level cloud security strategies. 

The twelve priorities covered in this document were selected for further analysis based on popularity and applicable content found within CSA and industry publications. Other topics will continue to be assessed and can be found later in this document. Some of the priorities are explicitly related to security, while in other cases addressing the cloud priority is enabled by implementing the appropriate security strategy.

The twelve priorities covered include:
  1. How do I explain cloud strategy to the board?
  2. How do I reduce IT overhead moving to the cloud?
  3. How do I manage 3rd party cloud security risks?
  4. How do I develop a secure enterprise cloud operating model?
  5. How do I cultivate the skills to support cloud environments?

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Acknowledgements

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Vincent Campitelli

Vincent Campitelli

After retiring from McKesson Corporation in 2016, Vince joined the Office of the President within the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). Serving as an Enterprise Security Specialist, Vince supports the vast membership base of CSA in consuming and leveraging the numerous services, tools and expanding scope of research devoted to Cloud Computing. With his background in both the healthcare and financial service industries, Vince actively works wit...

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Jim Reavis
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, CSA

Jim Reavis

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, CSA

For many years, Jim Reavis has worked in the information security industry as an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, technologist and business strategist. Jim’s innovative thinking about emerging security trends have been published and presented widely throughout the industry and have influenced many. Jim is helping shape the future of information security and related technology industries as co-founder, CEO and driving force of the Cloud Secur...

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John DiMaria
STAR Program Director

John DiMaria

STAR Program Director

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Craig Balding

Craig Balding

I help enable organisations to safely operate and transact online in the face of dynamic and adaptive threats. After 20 years of attacking and defending top tier firms I founded Resilient Security to provide cyber risk and security advisory, consulting and services.

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John Yeoh
Global Vice President of Research, CSA

John Yeoh

Global Vice President of Research, CSA

With over 15 years of experience in research and technology, John excels at executive-level leadership, relationship management, and strategy development. He is a published author, technologist, and researcher with areas of expertise in cybersecurity, cloud computing, information security, and next generation technology (IoT, Big Data, SecaaS, Quantum). John specializes in risk management, third party assessment, GRC, data protection, incid...

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Daniele Catteddu
Chief Technology Officer, CSA

Daniele Catteddu

Chief Technology Officer, CSA

Daniele Catteddu is an information security and risk management practitioner, technologies expert and privacy evangelist with over 15 of experience. He worked in several senior roles both in the private and public sector. He is member of various national and international security expert groups and committees on cyber-security and privacy, keynote speaker at several conferences and author of numerous studies and papers on risk management, ...

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Pete Chronis

Pete Chronis

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Illena Armstrong
President, CSA

Illena Armstrong

President, CSA

Illena Armstrong is a long-time international media and business development leader who, with the help of the talented teams she has managed over the years, successfully built and maintained a wide range of award-winning, digitally-driven multimedia, intelligence/research, and educational offerings serving targeted audiences. Along with her current role as President of CSA, she serves as a Fellow with the International Association of Certif...

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