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Industry Insights
​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 ...

CCSK Success Stories: From a Senior Executive
Published: 04/01/2021

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 an IT Security Consultant
Published: 03/19/2021

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 Cloud Digital Security Architect
Published: 03/11/2021

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 the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) in their current roles. In this blog we'll be interviewing Yogesh, a Cloud Digital Sec...

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...

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...

CCSK Success Stories: CSA Japan Chapter Executive Director
Published: 01/13/2021

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 Managing Director of a Consulting Firm
Published: 12/14/2020

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 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

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. Below is an infographic highlighting the main topics we'll be discu...

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...

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...

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