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Welcome to the CSA Chapters' Notable Events page, where you can find photos and descriptions of recent Chapter events. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to see your chapter's event listed here.

CSA Thailand Study Trip to Taipei, Taiwan

On the 12th to the 15th of November, CSA Thailand together with Mahidol University led a delegation of about 25 government officials and post-graduate students to Taipei, Taiwan. The local CSA Taiwan chapter played host to them an organised a series of visits to CSA corporate members and partners such as Trend Micro, Fareastone, SGS, Institute for Information Industry and National Taiwan University. The study trip consists of presentations as well as practical demonstrations by the host organisations.

CSA China Summit 2014

The 5th annual CSA China Summit was held in Beijing, China on the 13th, November 2014. The event brought together cloud and security professionals to discuss the latest news and information in the industry. The highlight of the event was the formal announcement of the CSA China-STAR cloud security certification by CEPREI Certification Body. During the event, CSA CEO Jim Reavis also presented CSA membership certificates to corporate members like Beisen, Feitian, Huawei, Leadsec, NSFocus and Venustech. In total, the event was attended by more than 300 security professionals.

5th ASEAN-Japan Information Security Workshop

Due to the pivotal role that the Cloud Security Alliance Asia Pacific HQ (CSA APAC) has played in assisting the ASEAN community to realize the potential of the cloud, CSA APAC has been participating in the ASEAN-Japan Information Security Workshop since it's inception in 2011. This year is the fifth edition of the Workshop and was kindly hosted by the Office of ICT under the Department of Science and Technology for the Philippines. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications represented Japan. 9 of the 10 ASEAN countries were present, with the exception of Indonesia, which was in the middle of a political transition. The theme for this year was Cybersecurity developments in APAC for Day 1 and Security Education and Awareness for Day 2.

His Hon, Undersecretary Louis Napoleon C Casambre, Executive Director ICT Office of DOST provided the opening address for the Workshop. Aloysius Cheang, our Managing Director for APAC, represented the CSA. He presented to all the ASEAN states present the latest CSA research initiative, the Software Defined Parameter Initiative and the CSA user certifications available via the CCSK and CSA STAR brands.

Subsequently, DOST has requested the assistance of the CSA to assist DOST with a position letter on cloud adoption and a national cloud procurement requirement to the President of Philippines.

CSA APAC Congress

Organized by the CSA Taiwan Chapter, the 2nd annual CSA APAC Congress was held in Taipei, Taiwan from the 1st to the 5th of September. The event was a gathering of cloud industry stakeholders and aimed to broaden the knowledge about the critical role that cloud computing plays and as well as to raise awareness about corresponding cybersecurity concern. In total, the event attracted almost 600 attendees who had the option of choosing 6 different conference tracks. Guests of honor include the Taiwan Minister of Science and Technology, Simon Chang and the Chief of the Industrial Development Bureau, Wu Ming-Ji.

From the 1st to the 4th of September saw 2 back-to-back workshops being conducted, each last 2 days. The first one was a CSA CCSK course conducted by HP and the other one was a CSA STAR Lead Auditor course conducted by BSI, respectively.

CSA Thailand Chapter technical visit to Singapore

CSA Thailand Chapter led a group of 11 delegates consisting of executives from government banks to telecommunications companies. They were in Singapore for 3 days, from the 20th to the 23rd of August, and visited CSA corporate members Trend Micro, HP as well as affiliate member IDA. The technical visits consisted of presentations and talks about the latest technologies in cloud computing and strategies for cloud adoption.

Islamabad Chapter: Virtualization and Cloud Computing Workshop

CSA Islamabad Chapter conducts free training workshops at various universities to encourage knowledge of advanced security technologies. At a recent workshop series in Abasyn University in Islamabad, more than 60 people were in attendance for a seminar regarding Virtualization and Cloud Computing.

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