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An Interview with One of the Developers of CSA’s Zero Trust Training
Published: 11/22/2022
Author: Megan Theimer

These days, Zero Trust is a term that you can’t seem to get away from - and you shouldn’t want to! Zero Trust is based on the principle that no part of a computing and networking system can be implicitly trusted, including the humans operating it. This concept codifies an evolutionary approach to...

Zscaler Debuts Zero Trust Certified Architect (ZTCA) Program to Address IT and SecOps Skills Gap
Published: 11/15/2022

Originally published by Zscaler. Written by Jay Chaudhry, CEO and Founder, Zscaler. An increase in large-scale cyber attacks has driven widespread interest for organizations to migrate to a Zero Trust architecture. A Zero Trust architecture is a new, clean architectural paradigm - one that is bui...

What Any Executive Needs to Know About Zero Trust
Published: 10/21/2022
Author: Daniele Catteddu

Why should a company executive be interested in Zero Trust? Isn’t that supposed to be obvious? Apparently, it’s not; otherwise, we wouldn’t have nearly 1 billion successful ransomware attacks between January 2021 and June 2022.Whether we like it or not, lately, Zero Trust is becoming synonymous w...

Do You See Yourself in Cyber? | Protect Yourself During Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Published: 10/17/2022

Originally published by Alert Logic by HelpSystems on October 1, 2022. Written by Antonio Sanchez, Alert Logic. There’s more than ghosts and goblins to be on the lookout for in October. Phishers, hackers, and other nefarious characters are on the prowl – every day – trying to infiltrate your digi...

Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Provides Rare Cross-Training Opportunities
Published: 10/12/2022

Originally published by CXO REvolutionaries here. Written by Kavitha Mariappan, EVP, Customer Experience and Transformation, Zscaler. Are you familiar with the saying, “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with?” It speaks to how our social environment and relationships ...

CSA’s New Zero Trust Training and Why It's Needed
Published: 10/10/2022
Author: Daniele Catteddu

Zero Trust has possibly been the most mentioned concept in the cybersecurity arena over the last 12 months. For some, it is a revolutionary approach. For others, it is an evolution of a series of trends already ongoing for over a decade. Finally, there are people who consider it just a buzzword a...

What are Microservices?
Published: 10/05/2022
Author: Megan Theimer

Microservices have been increasingly implemented in organizations. This increase in popularity can be attributed to the ease with which they move through a lifecycle allowing for efficient restart, scale-up, or scale-out of applications across clouds. However, these unique characteristics also me...

Survey: What Short Training Courses Most Interest You?
Published: 09/24/2022
Author: Megan Theimer

CSA is in the process of developing a series of 1 hour micro-training courses that provide potential CPE credits. These courses provide a high-level primer on some of the most critical cloud security topics. Based on research by CSA’s expert working groups, they build upon your cybersecurity know...

Cloud Key Management 101: Cryptographic Keys and Algorithms
Published: 08/17/2022
Author: Megan Theimer

.The top cloud security threat in 2022 is insufficient identity, credential, access, and key management. Key Management Systems (KMS), including hardware security modules and other cryptographic tools, are commonly used to address this threat. While different KMS offerings provide varying capabil...

CCSK Success Stories: From the Head of Digital Architecture
Published: 07/23/2022

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 Director of Cyber Security Services
Published: 06/10/2022

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...

Basic Principles in Designing an Education and Upskilling Strategy
Published: 05/16/2022

This blog was originally published by CXO REvolutionaries here. Written by Greg Simpson, Chief Technology Officer (retired), Synchrony.One of the oldest cliches about business is that the only constant is change. And while we’ve all heard that one too many times, it is, like many cliches, fundame...

Women in Cybersecurity: Interviews with CSA’s Staff
Published: 04/24/2022
Author: Megan Theimer

.In cybersecurity, and the tech industry in general, men significantly outnumber women. However, more women are joining the field every day, helping to pave the way for others and proving that it benefits us all to hire a diverse workforce. Below, we’ve compiled four interviews with some of the w...

Now, More Than Ever, Mentorship Matters in Cybersecurity
Published: 04/14/2022

This blog was originally published by CXO REvolutionaries here. Written by Kavitha Mariappan, EVP, Customer Experience and Transformation, Zscaler. Twin trends unfolding within cybersecurity are making mentorship relationships more critical than ever. On the one hand, an increasingly digitized wo...

Looking for an Entry-Level Cloud Security Certificate? Earn the CCSK
Published: 03/12/2022
Author: Nicole Krenz

Regardless of where you are on your cloud journey, the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) can help you get there. This certificate is not just for technical professionals, and even the study materials alone prove to be helpful to non-technical and entry-level staff trying to gain a ba...

Build a Stronger Cybersecurity Team Through Diversity and Training
Published: 02/28/2022

This blog was originally published by Microsoft here. Written by Natalia Godyla, Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Security and Heath Adams, Chief Executive Officer, TCM Security. The security community is continuously changing, growing, and learning from each other to better position the w...

Two Truths and a Lie About Cloud Security
Published: 11/15/2021

This blog was originally published by JupiterOne here. Written by Ashleigh Lee, JupiterOne. Cloud technology saved many businesses from catastrophe during this past year, but it’s also introduced additional challenges to security, compliance, and governance practices. The pandemic, with the s...

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...

Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) Modules for Non-Tech Staff
Published: 07/21/2021

The Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) is a standard of expertise for cloud security. While this is a certificate that technical professionals typically strive to earn, the study materials can also offer valuable lessons to non-technical staff interested in gaining a general understan...

Building the Next Generation of Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals
Published: 07/20/2021
Author: Daniele Catteddu

ContextIn the past two decades we have witnessed a dramatic evolution in the cyber domain; new technologies have revolutionized the world we live in, our habits, our behaviors and our way of thinking. Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, Internet of Things/Everything, Smart Environments, Artificial I...

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