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Industry Insights
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 including...

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, LLCThe 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 and...

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

By Graham Thompson, CCSK, CCSP, CISSP, Authorized Trainer, Intrinsec Security IntroductionCCSK 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 CCSP courses: 1 – “What’s the difference between the two cert...

Five Reasons to Reserve Your Seat at the CCSK Plus Hands-on Course at RSAC 2018
Published: 04/05/2018

By Ryan Bergsma, Training Program Director, Cloud Security AllianceThe IT job market is tough and it’s even tougher to stand out from the pack, whether it’s to your current boss or a prospective one. There is one thing, though, that can put you head and shoulders above the rest—achieving your Cer...

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