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CCSK Success Stories: From the Head Cybersecurity Architecture

Published: 12/03/2020

This is part of a blog series interviewing cybersecurity professionals who have earned their Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK). In these blogs we invite individuals to share some of the challenges they face in managing security for cloud computing and how they were able to leverage k...

Roadmap to Earning Your Certificate in Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)

Published: 11/24/2020

Save 15% off your purchase of a CCSK exam with code CYBERCCSK → In this blog we’ll be taking a look at how to earn your Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), from study materials, to how to prepare, to the details of the exam, including a module breakdown, passing rates, format etc. Bel...

CCSK Success Stories: Common Pitfalls in Managing Outsourced Cloud Projects

Published: 11/19/2020

This is part of a blog series interviewing cybersecurity professionals who have earned their Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK). In these blogs we invite individuals to share some of the challenges they face in managing security for cloud computing and how they were able to leverage k...

What is cloud security? How is it different from traditional on-premises network security?

Published: 11/09/2020

Written by Ryan Bergsma, Training Director at CSACloud is also becoming the back end for all forms of computing, including the ubiquitous Internet of Things and is the foundation for the information security industry. New ways of organizing compute, such as containerization and DevOps are insepar...

CCSK Success Stories: Cloud Security Education and the Digital Transformation

Published: 11/04/2020

This is part of a blog series interviewing cybersecurity professionals who have earned their Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK). In these blogs we invite individuals to share some of the challenges they face in managing security for cloud computing and how they were able to leverage k...

​CCSK Success Stories: From a Security Consultant

Published: 10/12/2020

This is part of a blog series interviewing cybersecurity professionals who have earned their Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK). In these blogs we invite individuals to share some of the challenges they face in managing security for cloud computing and how they were able to leverage k...

CCSK Success Stories: From the Head of IT at a Financial Services Company

Published: 09/22/2020

Written by Faisal Yahya, Head of IT - Cybersecurity and Insurance Enterprise Architect, PT IBS Insurance Broking ServiceThis is the fifth part in a blog series on cloud security education, in which we will be interviewing Faisal Yahya, Head of IT - Cybersecurity and Insurance Enterprise Architect...

Cloud Security Alliance Announces Temporary Price Reduction in Online Educational Programs

Published: 03/09/2020

Effective immediately, Cloud Security Alliance is instituting a $100 USD price reduction on each of its online education courses available through the CSA Knowledge Center. This price reduction will be in effect through April 30, 2020. Given the current situation with the COVID-19 Coronavirus di...

CCSK Success Stories: From a Data Privacy Consultant

Published: 04/16/2019

By the CSA Education Team This is the fourth part in a blog series on cloud security training, in which we will be interviewing Satishkumar Tadapalli a certified and seasoned information security and data privacy consultant. Tadapalli has 12+ years of multi-functional IT experience in pre-sales,...

CCSK Success Stories: From an Information Systems Security Manager

Published: 03/07/2019

By the CSA Education TeamThis is the third part in a blog series on Cloud Security Training. Today, we will be interviewing Paul McAleer. Paul is a Marine Corps veteran and currently works as an Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) at Novetta Solutions, an advanced data analytics company h...

CCSK Success Stories: From the Financial Sector

Published: 01/24/2019

By the CSA Education TeamThis is the second part in a blog series on Cloud Security Training. Today we will be interviewing an infosecurity professional working in the financial sector. John C Checco is President Emeritus for the New York Metro InfraGard Members Alliance, as well as an Informatio...

Addressing the Skills Gap in Cloud Security Professionals

Published: 12/17/2018

By Ryan Bergsma, Training Program Director, CSAOne of the math lessons that has always stuck with me from childhood is that if you took a penny and doubled it every day for a month, it would make you a millionaire. In fact, it wouldn’t even take the whole month, you would be a millionaire on the...

Typical Challenges in Understanding CCSK and CCSP: Technology Architecture

Published: 12/03/2018

By Peter HJ van Eijk, Head Coach and Cloud Architect, ClubCloudComputing.comAs cloud computing is becoming increasingly mainstream, more people are seeking cloud computing security certification. Because I teach prep courses for the two most popular certifications—the Certificate of Cloud Securit...

CCSK Success Stories: Cloud Security Training from a CTO’s Perspective

Published: 11/19/2018

By the CSA Education TeamWe’re kicking off a series on cloud security training today with a Q&A with the Vice President and CTO of Fusion Risk Management, Cory Cowgill. With a background in enterprise software development spanning multiple industries, Cowgill has multiple certifications inclu...

How Can the Financial Industry Innovate Faster?

Published: 10/15/2018

By Peter HJ van Eijk, Head Coach and Cloud Architect, ClubCloudComputing.comHow can the financial industry innovate faster? Why do non-technical people need to have a basic understanding of cloud technology?Imagine this scenario. Davinci is a company providing a SaaS solution to banks to process ...

CCSK in the Wild: Survey of 2018 Certificate Holders

Published: 10/09/2018

Even as more organizations migrate to the cloud, there’s still a concern as to how well those cloud services are being secured. According to an article by Forbes “66% of IT professionals say security is their greatest concern in adopting a cloud computing strategy.” As you embark on your quest to...

Cybersecurity Certifications That Make a Difference

Published: 06/14/2018

By Jon-Michael C. Brook, Principal, Guide Holdings, LLC The security industry is understaffed. By a lot. Previous estimates by the Ponemon Institute suggest as much as 50 percent underemployment for cybersecurity positions. Seventy percent of existing IT security organizations are understaffed ...

Prepare to Take (and Ace) the CCSK Exam at Infosecurity Europe

Published: 05/31/2018

By Ryan Bergsma, Training Program Director, Cloud Security AllianceHere’s a riddle for you. It’s been called the “mother of all cloud computing security certifications” by CIO Magazine. Search Cloud Security said it’s “a good alternative cloud security certification for an entry-level to midrange...

CCSK Certification vs AWS Certification – A Definitive Guide

Published: 05/28/2018

By Graham Thompson, CCSK, CCSP, CISSP, Authorized Trainer, Intrinsec Security I was recently asked about CCSK certification vs AWS certification and which one should be pursued by someone looking to getting into cloud security. This post tries to address the question “which cloud certification...

CCSK vs CCSP: An Unbiased Comparison

Published: 04/24/2018

Save 15% off your purchase of a CCSK exam with code CYBERCCSK →By Graham Thompson, CCSK, CCSP, CISSP, Authorized Trainer, Intrinsec SecurityIntroductionCCSK vs CCSP–I’m commonly asked two questions whenever someone discovers I’m an instructor for both the Cloud Security Alliance CCSK and (ISC)2 C...

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