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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...

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...

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