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The Benefits of the CFO Obtaining the CCAK
Published: 10/13/2021
Author: Jeffrey Westcott, CPA

What is the CCAK? The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), in conjunction with ISACA, released the CCAK (Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge) earlier this year. As the CFO of CSA, I previously obtained my CCSK (Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge), the predecessor to the CCAK, as did the rest...

Prepare for Passing the CCAK Exam
Published: 07/27/2021

The Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) is the first credential available for industry professionals to demonstrate their expertise in the essential principles of auditing cloud computing systems. Developed by CSA and ISACA, the CCAK credential and training program fills the need for v...

Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits Through CSA Resources
Published: 06/18/2021

Continuing Professional Education credits, or CPE credits, are a requirement for a number of professional cloud security, cybersecurity, and IT certifications. For example, if you’ve earned a CISSP through (ISC)2 or a CISA through ISACA, you must earn a certain amount of credits per 3-year certif...

CCAK Testimonials: From a Cybersecurity Principal
Published: 05/28/2021

The Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) is the first credential available for industry professionals to demonstrate their expertise in the essential principles of auditing cloud computing systems. The CCAK credential and training program fills the gap in the market for technical educat...

CCAK Testimonials: From an Audit and Compliance Expert
Published: 05/13/2021
Author: Michael Roza

The Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) is the first credential available for industry professionals to demonstrate their expertise in the essential principles of auditing cloud computing systems. The CCAK credential and training program fills the gap in the market for technical educat...

CCAK Testimonials: From a Cloud Security Expert
Published: 05/06/2021
Author: Moshe Ferber

The Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) is the first credential available for industry professionals to demonstrate their expertise in the essential principles of auditing cloud computing systems. The CCAK credential and training program fills the gap in the market for technical educat...

What an Auditor Should Know about Cloud Computing Part 3
Published: 04/27/2021
Author: Moshe Ferber

With the launch of the Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) credential by ISACA and CSA, Moshe Ferber has put together some of the insights gained during the creation of the CCAK. This is the third in a series of three blogs dealing with the essentials an auditor needs to know about clo...

CCAK Testimonials: From a Cybersecurity Architect
Published: 04/22/2021

The Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) is the first credential available for industry professionals to demonstrate their expertise in the essential principles of auditing cloud computing systems. The CCAK credential and training program fills the gap in the market for technical educat...

What an Auditor Should Know about Cloud Computing Part 2
Published: 04/20/2021

Deep Dive into Cloud GovernanceWith the launch of the Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) credential by ISACA and CSA, Moshe Ferber has put together some of the insights gained during the creation of the CCAK. This is the second in a series of three blogs dealing with the essentials an...

​How CCAK Elevates and Impacts Other Credentials
Published: 04/07/2021

Written by Daniele Catteddu, Chief Technology Officer, CSAThe skills gap is not a new topic when it comes to cloud or cybersecurity. Per Flexera's 2020 State of the Cloud report, 59% of enterprises expect cloud usage to exceed prior planned usage due to COVID-19 – which creates a high demand for ...

What an Auditor Should Know about Cloud Computing Part 1
Published: 04/06/2021

An Introduction to Cloud Terminology and General GovernanceWritten by Moshe Ferber, CCSK and CCAK InstructorThis is the first in a series of three blogs dealing with the essentials an auditor needs to know about cloud computing. In recent years, there has been a strong focus on building cloud pla...

CCAK Testimonials: From a Cybersecurity Consultant
Published: 03/22/2021

The Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) is the first credential available for industry professionals to demonstrate their expertise in the essential principles of auditing cloud computing systems. The CCAK credential and training program will fill the gap in the market for technical ed...

CCAK Frequently Asked Questions
Published: 03/02/2021

What is the Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge? The Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) is a credential that industry professionals can obtain to demonstrate their expertise in understanding the essential principles of auditing cloud computing systems. This credential leverages CS...

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