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​Study Guide for the Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) Now Available

Published: 02/23/2021

The Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) Study Guide is now available for purchase. The study guide is a valuable resource for IT, business professionals looking to qualify for the CCAK exam. It helps individuals acquire the necessary foundational knowledge of cloud governance, complian...

Remote working strategy: desktop virtualization or remote access?

Published: 02/22/2021

This blog was originally published on Wandera.com.Written by Alex Wells from WanderaCreating a technology roadmap for your business can feel like an impossible task as there is always something new on the horizon that you need to account for. It doesn’t help that analysts are trying to predict th...

Cloud Security for SaaS Startups Part 1: Requirements for Early Stages of a Startup

Published: 02/19/2021

Based on the Cloud Security for Startups guidelines written by the CSA Israel ChapterBackground Information security is a complicated subject even for mature enterprises, so it’s no wonder that startups find the area challenging. Planning, implementing and maintaining good-practice security are n...

How to Secure Your CDE and Achieve PCI DSS Compliance

Published: 02/18/2021

Written by TokenExSuccessfully securing cardholder data should be top of mind as businesses try to keep up with the rise of data regulations and the resulting increased focus on consumer privacy. The process of securing a cardholder data environment (CDE) and ensuring it is compliant with the Pay...

How to choose a Zero Trust architecture: SDP or Reverse-Proxy?

Published: 02/15/2021

This blog was originally published on Wandera.comWritten by Alex Wells at WanderaZero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) is the next generation access solution that is set to be a key part of IT administrators toolkits, displacing longstanding Virtual Private Networks (VPN). There are numerous factors a...

Abuse in the Cloud

Published: 02/12/2021

Written By: Allan Stojanovic and Spencer Cureton from Salesforce, Inc.When we talk about “abuse”, we use the term as shorthand for the much more encompassing “Abuse, Misuse, Malice and Crime” (with credit to Trey Ford). Within this definition we find that there are three subcategories of activiti...

What is 3-D Secure Authentication, and Why Do I Need It?

Published: 02/11/2021

Written by Dillon Phillips at TokenExThanks to the increasing popularity of ecommerce platforms, many card transactions that previously would have occurred in person can now be made online. The resulting rise in card-not-present (CNP) payments offers greater convenience for those initiating the t...

Can Blockchains Survive the Quantum Computer?

Published: 02/09/2021

Suppose you were asked to rank the most significant innovations in IT over the last few years. What would come to your mind? It is very likely that both blockchain and quantum technologies would come close to the top of your list.Blockchains promise the secure exchange of digital assets (such as ...

Give us your feedback on potential CPE course topics

Published: 02/08/2021

CSA is looking for input from the cybersecurity community on what topics you all would like to see in our new CPE course series. What subject areas would you be most interested in learning more about? Let us know by taking this 2 question survey here!Some potential course topics include: Cloud Ke...

How to avoid the biggest mistakes with your SaaS security

Published: 02/08/2021

This blog was originally published on Wandera.comWritten by Alex Powell at WanderaThe biggest mistakes in SaaS securityThe popularity of SaaS applications for businesses continues to grow with 95% of businesses hosting sensitive information in the cloud. Traditional security models and boundary-f...

Benefits of the CCSK in Your Job Search

Published: 02/07/2021

Considering whether or not to earn your Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)? Obviously, we are biased, but Michael Benavidez, a Technical Writer at Securitas, was kind enough to share his experience earning the CCSK and how that impacted his job search.Michael Benavidez’s Experience Ea...

​3 Data Strategies that will be Critical for Surviving 2021

Published: 02/05/2021

By: Jim McGann, Vice President Marketing and Business Development, Index EnginesUsers create content on a daily basis. Much of this content has no long-term value and is not business critical, however, a small percentage is key to running operations. Some of it contains sensitive client informa...

CCM v4 FAQ - Transition Timeline

Published: 02/04/2021

On January 21st CSA released version 4 of the Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM). The new version ensures coverage of requirements deriving from new cloud technologies, new controls and enhanced interoperability and compatibility with other standards.In this blog we will discuss the transition timeline...

The Evolution of Cloud Computing and the Updated Shared Responsibility

Published: 02/04/2021

Written by Vishwas Manral, Founder and CEO at NanoSec, CSA Silicon Valley Chapter.Cloud computing has changed over the last 10 years. This blog captures the reason why the original service models are no longer sufficient as a result of the changes in the cloud landscape with the growth of Contain...

Transitioning Traditional Apps into the Cloud

Published: 02/03/2021

Contributed by IntezerFor organizations, cloud adoption is the primary driver of digital transformation and modernizing traditional applications to cloud constructs is a major milestone. Cloud opens up a world of opportunities, with a choice of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS as deployment models.Organizati...

2020 Hindsight and 2021 Foresight – Lessons Learned and Predictions for the Velocity of Business

Published: 02/01/2021

By Ravi Balupari, Founder & CTO, CloudVector This blog originally was published by CloudVectorThey say that hindsight is 2020, which has certainly been the case this year. For most organizations, 2020 orchestrated a fundamental shift to the way we work. The paradigm shift to work from home ha...

CCSK Success Stories: from a Cybersecurity Engineer

Published: 01/31/2021

In this blog series we invite individuals to share some of the challenges they face in managing security for cloud computing and how they were able to leverage knowledge from the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) in their current roles. In this blog we'll be interviewing Lucas, a Cyb...

Resources to Help Address Cybersecurity Challenges in Healthcare

Published: 01/29/2021

By Vince Campitelli, Co-Chair for the CSA Health Information Management Working Group (HIM)According to a 2019 Thales Report (3) 70% of healthcare organizations surveyed reported a data breach, with a third reporting a breach within the last year. All organizations surveyed reported collecting, ...

Cloud Workload Security: Part 4 - Explaining the Security Features of GCP

Published: 01/28/2021

Written by IntezerWhen it comes to securing your workloads in the cloud, having a well-defined security strategy with the right controls means that the battle is only half won. This series explains the important security controls and categories that can help you build a strong cloud security stra...

​Earning Trust in the 21st Century - Creating Trust Frameworks in a Zero Trust World

Published: 01/26/2021

By: Anil Karmel, President, Cloud Security Alliance Washington DC Metro Area Chapter (CSA-DC)Our world is more connected and reliant on technology than ever before, yet we are more disconnected and trust each other less now than ever before. New attacks such as the SolarWinds hack have immense re...

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