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It's all about the Data! - Preventative Security

Published: 10/08/2019

By John DiMaria, Assurance Investigatory Fellow, Cloud Security AllianceI have always said I am a "data guy." Decisions made with data eliminate all bias, opinions, and ad hoc decisions that cause potential costly moves.In my most recent podcast interview with Phillip Merrick, CEO of Fugue, he di...

FedSTAR Pilot Program Status

Published: 07/24/2019

As the use of cloud technology has become more widespread, the concern about cloud security has increased. Government agencies and private sector users are concerned with protecting data and ensuring service availability.  Many countries and private entities have designed and implemented securit...

Happy Birthday GDPR! – Defending Against Illegitimate Complaints

Published: 05/22/2019

By John DiMaria; CSSBB, HISP, MHISP, AMBCI, CERP, Assurance Investigatory Fellow – Cloud Security Alliance On May 25th we will celebrate the first birthday of GDPR. Yes, one year ago GDPR was sort of a four-letter word (or acronym if you will). People were in a panic of how they were going t...

CSA STAR – The Answer to Less Complexity, Higher Level of Compliance, Data Governance, Reduced Risk and More Cost-Effective Management of Your Security and Privacy System

Published: 03/28/2019

By John DiMaria, Assurance Investigatory Fellow, Cloud Security Alliance We just launched a major refresh of the CSA STAR (Security, Trust and Assurance Risk) program, and if you were at the CSA Summit at RSA, you got preview of what’s in store. So let me put things in a bit more context regardin...

Continuous Auditing - STAR Continuous - Increasing Trust and Integrity

Published: 03/19/2019

By John DiMaria, Assurance Investigatory Fellow, Cloud Security Alliance As a SixSigma Black Belt I was brought up over the years with the philosophy of continual monitoring and improvement, moving from a reactive state to a preventive state. Actually, I wrote a white paper a couple of years ...

Webinar: The Ever Changing Paradigm of Trust in the Cloud

Published: 03/12/2019

By CSA Staff The CSA closed its 10th annual Summit at RSA on Monday, and the consensus was that the cloud has come to dominate the technology landscape and revolutionize the market, creating a tectonic shift in accepted practice. The advent of the cloud has been a huge advancement in ...

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