CSA Congress Recap Roundup
Last week the CSA Congress and IAPP Privacy Academy in San Jose, California. It was the Cloud Security Alliance's first time to partner with IAPP for their respective events. It was a successful event where cloud security and privacy professionals were able to rub elbows and learn best practices that encompass their fields.
During Congress, there were a spectrum of releases, events, awards, speakers, and survey results and encompassed CSA's endeavors. Below are some links that aggregate some of the activity that occurred during CSA Congress 2014.
Ron Knode Award Winners
Each year at Congress, the CSA recognizes a few of our members around the globe for their excellence in volunteerism. Named in honor of Ron Knode, a member of the CSA family who passed away in 2012, as a means to award and recognize members whose contributions were invaluable. To learn who were the winners of the 2014 Ron Knode Service Awards, please visit - https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/media/news/csa-announces-annual-ron-knode-service-award-recipients/.
Big Data Taxonomy Document
The Cloud Security Alliance's Big Data Working Group released the Big Data Taxonomy Report, a new guidance report that aims to help decision makers understand and navigate the myriad choices within the big data designation, including data domains, compute and storage infrastructures, data analytics, visualization, security and privacy. For more information on the report, please visit - https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/media/news/csa-releases-new-big-data-taxonomy-report/
CSA Survey Finds IT Professionals Underestimating How Many Cloud Apps Exist in the Business Environment
In what could be called a tale of perception versus reality, the CSA released the results of a new survey that found a significant difference between the number of cloud-based applications IT and security professionals believe to be running in their environments, and the number reported by cloud application vendors. The survey titled, Cloud Usage: Risks and Opportunities was released at CSA Congress 2014. For more information, please visit - https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/media/news/csa-survey-professionals-underestimating-cloud-apps-usage/
Hackathon On! Cloud Security Alliance Challenges Hackers to Break its Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) at CSA Congress 2014
The CSA launched its second Hackathon at the CSA Congress, to validate the CSA Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) Specification to protect application resources distributed across multiple public clouds. In a twist from its last event (where no one was able to hack the SDP), the CSA is inviting Congress participants, along with hackers from all over the world to attempt to access a file server in a public cloud, which is protected by the SDP via a different public cloud. The first participant to successfully capture the target information on the protected file server will receive $10,000. Additionally, all participants will be entered into a random drawing to win $500. For more information, please visit - https://blog.cloudsecurityalliance.org/2014/09/18/csa-hackathon-on-launches-today-at-csa-congress-2014/
To participate in Hackathon, visit - https://hacksdp.com/