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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...

CCSK Success Stories: From an IS Control and Audit Partner
Published: 07/15/2021

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 Head of Cloud Security
Published: 07/01/2021

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...

Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits Through CSA Resources
Published: 06/18/2021

Continuing Professional Education credits, or CPE credits, are a requirement for a number of professional cloud security, cybersecurity, and IT certifications. For example, if you’ve earned a CISSP through (ISC)2 or a CISA through ISACA, you must earn a certain amount of credits per 3-year certif...

​CCSK Success Stories: From a Cloud Trust Associate
Published: 06/17/2021

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 Quality Security Consultant
Published: 06/03/2021

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...

CCAK Testimonials: From a Cybersecurity Principal
Published: 05/28/2021

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. The CCAK credential and training program fills the gap in the market for technical educat...

CCAK Testimonials: From a Cybersecurity Architect
Published: 04/22/2021

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. The CCAK credential and training program fills the gap in the market for technical educat...

​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...

CCAK Testimonials: From a Cybersecurity Consultant
Published: 03/22/2021

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. The CCAK credential and training program will fill the gap in the market for technical ed...

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...

CCAK Frequently Asked Questions
Published: 03/02/2021

What is the Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge? The Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) is a credential that industry professionals can obtain to demonstrate their expertise in understanding the essential principles of auditing cloud computing systems. This credential leverages CS...

Give us your feedback on potential CPE course topics
Published: 02/08/2021

CSA is looking for input from the cybersecurity community on what topics you all would like to see in our new CPE course series. What subject areas would you be most interested in learning more about? Let us know by taking this 2 question survey here!Some potential course topics include: Cloud Ke...

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: 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...

Lessons Learned from GoDaddy’s Email Phishing Simulation Debacle
Published: 01/08/2021

Written By: Omer Taran, Co-founder & CTO, CybeReadyCISOs and security teams know that running phishing simulations is a tricky business. As security professionals who deal with employee training, one thing we can do to avoid taking the wrong turn is learn from each other’s mistakes. Above any...

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