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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...

​Study Guide for the Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) Now Available
Published: 02/23/2021

The Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) Study Guide is now available for purchase. The study guide is a valuable resource for IT, business professionals looking to qualify for the CCAK exam. It helps individuals acquire the necessary foundational knowledge of cloud governance, complian...

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...

CCSK Success Stories: From the Managing Director of a Consulting Firm
Published: 12/14/2020

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 Head Cybersecurity Architecture
Published: 12/03/2020

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...

Roadmap to Earning Your Certificate in Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)
Published: 11/24/2020

In this blog we’ll be taking a look at how to earn your Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), from study materials, to how to prepare, to the details of the exam, including a module breakdown, passing rates, format etc. Below is an infographic highlighting the main topics we'll be discu...

CCSK Success Stories: Common Pitfalls in Managing Outsourced Cloud Projects
Published: 11/19/2020

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: Cloud Security Education and the Digital Transformation
Published: 11/04/2020

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 Security Consultant
Published: 10/12/2020

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 Head of IT at a Financial Services Company
Published: 09/22/2020

Written by Faisal Yahya, Head of IT - Cybersecurity and Insurance Enterprise Architect, PT IBS Insurance Broking ServiceThis is the fifth part in a blog series on cloud security education, in which we will be interviewing Faisal Yahya, Head of IT - Cybersecurity and Insurance Enterprise Architect...

CCSK Success Stories: From a Data Privacy Consultant
Published: 04/16/2019

By the CSA Education Team This is the fourth part in a blog series on cloud security training, in which we will be interviewing Satishkumar Tadapalli a certified and seasoned information security and data privacy consultant. Tadapalli has 12+ years of multi-functional IT experience in pre-sales,...

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