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December 7, 2015, Los Angeles

The full day Cloud Security Alliance LA Summit is a standalone event in the greater Los Angeles area on December 7, 2015. This summit is hosted by the CSA LA/SoCal chapter. We expect to draw about 200 well qualified attendees with an interest in cloud security from the local region. The theme is Enterprise Lessons Learned in Cloud Security, and will feature subject matter experts from entertainment and other key industries.

More details to come soon.

CSA Congress EMEA 2015 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

November 17 – 20, 2015, Berlin, Germany

Building on the success of achievements in the areas of research, education, policy support and certification, CSA will host the 4th annual CSA Congress EMEA.

Once again CSA Congress EMEA will attract a unique mix of thoughts leaders, policy and decision makers representing the key industry players, cloud customers, (private and public buyers, global enterprise and SMEs) and the R&D community.

This event is expected to draw 250-300 attendees and is organized in support with Fraunhofer-FOKUS, one of the most relevant organizations in Technology Innovation in Europe.

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Speakers, the Call for Papers is open. Click here to submit a proposal.

ENITSE Enterprise IT Security Conference & Exhibition https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Date: November 04-05, 2015
Location: Istanbul – Turkey
Event Website: http://www.enitse.com
Email: info@enitse.com

ENITSE Enterprise IT Security Conference & Exhibition will be held on 04-05 November 2015 in Istanbul – Turkey. ENITSE is a conference focusing on IT security solutions developed for large institutions in the private sector. ENITSE Conference serves a perfect platform to introduce and demonstrate solutions including platform, system, hardware, software, consultancy, training and service. IT Security, Network Security, Big Data Security, Mobile Security, Cloud Security, IT Risk Management, Application Security, Identity and Access Management, Web Security, End User Security and Database Security are key topics of the conference.

ENITSE Conference presents a perfect platform at where speakers share their experience, knowledge, visions and future forecasts with the visitors. The conference speeches will be either in Turkish or English and simultaneously will be translated to Turkish or English.

At the conference exhibition area, there will be exhibiting spaces of the sponsor companies. Sponsors attending to the conference should have the chance of introducing their solutions to the visitors. 

An intensive participation is expected to ENITSE Conference from Turkey and many countries of the world. ENITSE is one of the most important events in EMEA in its category. ENITSE Conference is an unmissable event.

Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is one of the supporting institutions of ENITSE Conference and Exhibition. CSA members will get a 10 % discount if they indicate about their CSA membership during visitor registration.

For more information about ENITSE Conference, please visit event website http://www.enitse.com or contact info@enitse.com.

CSA Congress US https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

CSA Congress at the Privacy. Security. Risk. Conference

September 29 – October 1, 2015, Las Vegas, NV

Now accepting speaker proposals! The deadline for submissions is March 13th.

Click here for Speaker Guidelines & Submissions

Pre-register between now and April 30th and save $200 off Early Bird rates—that’s $400 off of the regular main conference rate!

Gain CSA-member pricing, use code: a15csa

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The IOT Show & The Cyber Security Show https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

September 22 – 23, 2015, Singapore

The IOT Show will address the new business possibilities from the internet of things and contextual technology. It will explore new business models, facilitate new collaborations and partnerships and generate new ideas and thinking. The IOT Show is about getting the prototypes out of the lab and into the market.

The Cyber Security Show Asia will be a forum for business leaders across sectors. We are inviting cyber professionals to share their key security challenges and to debate topics critical to their success. If you offer businesses cyber security tools, techniques or technologies, then you need to attend.

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CSA Members will receive a 15 % discount.

Event Website: http://www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/iotshow/index.stm
Email: enquiry.sg@terrapinn.com

CSA NY Summit 2015 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

September 16, 2015 Manhattan, NY

The full day Cloud Security Alliance NYC Summit is a standalone event in Manhattan on September 16, 2015. This summit is co-hosted by the CSA NY Metro and CSA Delaware Valley chapters. We expect to draw about 200 well qualified attendees with an interest in cloud security from the local region. The theme is Enterprise Lessons Learned in Cloud Security, and will feature subject matter experts from financial services and other key industries.

More details to come soon.

Data Privacy Asia (Singapore) https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

August 25–28, 2015, Singapore

Over the last ten years, Asia has consistently ranked as the fastest growing region in the world. For the region to maintain its economic dominance, it must do more to address Data Privacy challenges. Failure to do so will leave it lagging behind as the world becomes more technologically connected and advanced.

2014 saw a record number of data breaches globally and while just 7% of these breaches came from Asia [Source: SafeNet Breach Level Index 2014], the region must have the right framework and infrastructure in place to ensure that these issues are kept to minimum.

Data Privacy Asia is the premier conference in the region that examines the issues surrounding Data Privacy and how it will affect the future of business and organisations in Asia. It is timely as Asia seeks to facilitate greater integration with the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and the conference aims to build a common understanding and direction for Data Privacy. For Asia to continue thriving, a concerted effort must be made between governments and the business community to address the growing concerns of data privacy.

Data Privacy Asia provides the platform where delegates can be engaged on these issues, and come together to address the key challenges to build the right framework for Data Privacy in the region. Doing so will lay the groundwork for stronger collaboration between the public and private sectors in Asia.

Discounted delegate passes for CSA APAC Leadership Team: 30% for individual tickets; 40% for bulk purchase of 3 or more passes.

Special conference fees to CSA members (limited to CCSK holders):

Regular price: S$1,650

Early Bird Registration: S$1,250

Regular Registrations: S$1,450

Event Website: http://www.dataprivacyasia.com/
Email: enquiries@dataprivacyasia.com

CSA Taiwan Congress 2015 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

August 18-20, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan

In the era of cloud computing, information security issues have become global in nature
and are no longer confined to geographical boundaries. The CSA Taiwan Congress 2015
will be held in conjunction with the The Honeynet Project Taiwan Conference 2015. The
event will aim to keep attendees up-to-date with the global trends of information security research,
covering topics like large-scale network attacks that have garnered much media attention in
recent years.

Security Congress APAC 2015 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

July 28-29, Manila, Philippines

The two-day conference will gather over 300 InfoSec professionals for peer-to-peer networking and being inspired by insightful discourse from over 20 industry thought leaders. With an aim of “SECURE TOMORROW TODAY”, this year conference brings together top-notch speakers from academia, government and industry from Americas, Asia and Europe to discuss sophisticated issues currently faced by InfoSec Professionals worldwide, such as Security and Adoption of IPv6, Threat Modeling, Cloud Security, Forensics, APTs, etc. Hands-on technical workshops on forensics is available for attendees looking for an in-depth technical study.


  • Unparalleled networking chances with 300+ participants
  • Meeting 20+ International Industry Leaders in Manila
  • Sharing of national & international cases from 20+ expert speakers and government representatives
  • Understanding latest development and challenges of the industry from Hand-on workshops, Regional Roundtable & 10+Sessions
  • Helping you devise an agile and proactive security and risk management roadmap

REGISTER by 01 June 2015 to Enjoy 15% Discount Now!

Regular Fee: US$340

Early Bird Fee: US$290 (Discount Code: EB-DIS)

For more information, please visit http://apaccongress.isc2.org

CSA APAC Summit 2015 at RSA Conference APJ https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

July 21, 2015, Singapore

Enterprise Cloud Adoption and Security Lessons Learned

Cloud computing is now a mission critical part of the enterprise. Join us for CSA Summit at RSA Conference APJ to discover lessons learned from enterprise experts in securing their clouds and achieving compliance objectives. A global list of industry experts will share their experiences and discuss the key security challenges of tomorrow with a focus on relevance to Asian markets. Get the big picture view of the future of IT and our mandate to revolutionize security.

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CSA Norway Summer Conference https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

June 15, 2015, Oslo, Norway

Annual Conference

  • Focus on strategy and business use of security and cloud
  • Targets: Norway and the Nordics
  • Largest CISO/Security Strategy focused conference
  • Community driven
  • The One Conference to attend
  • 4 Parallel tracks

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CSA ASEAN Summit 2015 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

June 11–12, 2015, Bangkok, Thailand

The ASEAN CSA Summit 2015 is an ASEAN industry event for IT security
professionals and executives. The event aims to bring awareness to and further
educate conference attendees about the rapidly evolving subject of cloud security.
In addition, it offers best practices and practical solutions for the security in clouds.
The ASEAN CSA Summit will focus on emerging areas of growth and concern in cloud
security, including research & development, standardization and policies.

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CSA Japan Summit 2015 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

May 20, 2015, Tokyo, Japan

Insight into cloud as the information infrastructure of everything; IoT, Big Data, SNS, Banking

Use of cloud computing is ever accelerating, adopting to Big Data, Internet of Things, Net Banking, HPC and AI. Today, not only individual net life but also corporate business and operation systems are driven and sustained by cloud. It is also essential to support Tokyo Olympic/Paralympic.

At the same time, persistent concern on security including data security, service outage and breakdown, and legislation risks faces us. Cloud Security Alliance, the only globally operating entity with focus on cloud security is presenting CSA Japan Summit to address these issues and bring updated global topics.

Please visit http://www.cloudsecurityalliance.jp/Japan_Summit_2015.html for details and program information or register today with the following form.

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Safe Cities Asia (Singapore) https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

May 12, 2015, Singapore

WBR surveyed over 100 experts from city authorities, central government agencies, and national security agencies and vice verse, and got insights of the most pressing modern-day threats and challenges to the Safe Cities concept in Asia.

Key Threats and Challenges to be tackled by Asian Safe Cities Development

  • Cyber Attacks
  • Natural Disasters
  • Human Threat Factor

50+ government agencies across Asia and the rest of the world have already confirmed their participation as speakers, attendees and partners of the Safe Cities Asia 2015 conference taking place on the 12 – 14 May 2015 at the Suntec Conference & Exhibition Centre in Singapore.

Why Safe Cities Asia 2015 is a Must Attend Event:

Safe Cities Asia is the only conference to exclusively bring together the full Smart Resilience value chain in one place at one time- including city authorities, national security agencies, central government, system integrators and specialist technology providers. Their focus is to make Secured Cities a reality by collaborating to align their people, processes and technology.


See the agenda here!

Event Website: http://safecities.wbresearch.com
Phone: +65 6722 9455

A 10% discount is extended to CSA members whom would like to attend the event.

CSA Federal Summit https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

May 5, 2015, Washington, DC

Featuring Jim Reavis, CEO Cloud Security Alliance “CSA Software Defined Perimeter Initiative”, the program will cover Cloud Computing in the DoD, Enterprise Lessons Learned, Mobile Security and FedRAMP among other topics.

Attendance for this full-day conference is free for government. CCSK Training will follow the summit

For more information visit:

CSA Federal Summit Website

Register for CCSK Training May 6 & 7

CSA Summit 2015: Enterprise Cloud Adoption and Security Lessons Learned https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Monday, April 20, 2015, 9:00am to 12:00pm in Moscone Center West: Room 2014, San Francisco, CA

CSA Summit Website

Cloud computing is now a mission critical part of the enterprise. Join us for CSA Summit 2015 to discover lessons learned from enterprise experts in securing their clouds and achieving compliance objectives. A global list of industry experts will share their experiences and discuss the key security challenges of tomorrow. Get the big picture view of the future of IT and our mandate to revolutionize security at CSA’s traditional Monday kickoff to the conference.

All CSA Summit attendees must be registered as either an RSA conference delegate, RSA Expo, or Exhibitor pass. During the RSA registration process, you will have an option to indicate your interest in attending the CSA Summit.

To receive a free Explorer Expo Pass, please use code: X5ECLOUDSC

To receive $100 off full conference registration, please use code: 1U5CSAFCD


Register for CCSK Training April 19

INTERPOL World 2015 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

14 – 16 April 2015
Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore

INTERPOL World is a new international security event owned by INTERPOL and supported by the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs that will showcase innovation, potential and joint achievements among the public and private sectors in the security arena. It will address the rising demand for technology and capacity building to meet real global security challenges. INTERPOL World 2015 will focus on Cybersecurity, Border Management, Safe Cities and Supply Chain Security.


CIO SUMMIT 2015 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

April 8, Reston Virginia

The nation is under attack every day by would be hackers, foreign and domestic, aiming to crack the codes and break down current cybersecurity defenses, both internal and external, that protect our critical infrastructure. President Obama has stated that the cyber threat represents “one of the most serious national security challenges” in the nation today.

BSI presents the CIO Summit for the nation’s top CIOs and CISOs, to bring greater awareness to cybersecurity. A member of the president’s Task Force for Executive Order 13636 Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Presidential Policy Directive as well as one of the principal architects of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework will join industry experts to discuss how the threat of cyber-attacks can be best mitigated.

Building a powerful counter-force to block malicious outsider hacks or prevent internal negligence requires a strong foundation. This event will demonstrate how the NIST Framework and ISO/IEC 27001 work together to build a strong program that can help identify, assess and reduce cybersecurity risk.

Join us on April 8, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia.

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CIO Summit 2015

Cloud Expo Europe https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

March 11-12, 2015, London, Britain

Join us on 11th – 12th March 2015 at ExCeL London and you will benefit from:

A record 300 cutting-edge suppliers showcasing the latest technology solutions and services, including Arista Networks, Cisco, CenturyLink, Equinix, Ingram Micro Cloud, Telstra, Adapt, Vodafone, Digital Realty, Dimension Data, NaviSite, Nexenta, Iomart, Pure Storage, SoftLayer, SunGard Availability Services, T-Systems, Veeam and many, many more.

Over 300 top experts, including number 1 rated CIOs, Acclaimed Global Cloud Leaders, Cloud Gurus with HUGE twitter followings, all speaking in a compelling conference and seminar programme, which covers all the major technology and business issues.

The Cloud. What’s New. What’s Next. This is the one event you need to attend in 2015 – all completely FREE of charge. Register now for your FREE tickets at http://www.cloudexpoeurope.com/csa/


CSA CEE Summit 2015 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Monday, March 11, 2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia

According to IDC Chief Analyst Frank Gens, “The cloud services market is now entering the “innovation stage” with an explosion of innovation and value creation on top of the cloud, along with mobile, social, and big data technologies. IDC predicts that a tripling community of developers will create a 10-fold increase in the number of new cloud-based solutions over the next four to five years. Many of these solutions will be at the core of radical transformation and disruption in virtually every industry. This means that cloud services will become more strategic than traditional IT has ever been. At the same time, we’ll see unprecedented competition and consolidation among leading cloud providers. This combination of explosive innovation and intense competition will make 2015 a pivotal one for current and aspiring IT market leaders.”

We are delighted to announce 3rd annual CSA CEE SUMMIT for cloud security professionals:

Take advantage on 50% discount on Early Bird Registration and get your pass to the event for only 94,50€ Book you place by registering at:


CEE Summit agenda has been developed by key members of the cloud security industry across the different European Chapters of the CSA and is your opportunity to:

  • Hear from experts in cloud computing from across Europe
  • Choose the sessions you want to attend from different conference tracks
  • Meet and network with the leading CISO’s, CIO’s and CTO’s in cloud computing and cloud security from across Europe
  • Join the CSA in creating a unique environment of decision and debate between key end users, policy-makers and suppliers.

Speakers Include:

  • Raj Samani, VP, CTO, McAfee EMEA
  • Nathaly Rey, EMEA Head of Trust, Google for Work
  • Damir Savanović, Senior Analyst & Researcher, CSA EMEA
  • Hila Meller, Head of Security Strategy EMEA, CA Technologies
  • Renato Burazer, President, ISACA Slovenia Chapter
  • Andrej Tomšič, Slovenian Data Protection Office
  • Nazar Tymoshyk, Security Consultant, SoftServe
  • Gorazd Božič, Head, SI-CERT
  • and more

For more information please visit the web page: https://csa-cee-summit.eu/

CSA BrightTALK Webinar Series – Emerging Threats and Hacker Prevention https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

The Internet of Things (IoT) offers enhanced technology capabilities in diverse industries. In the health care setting, IoT will bring new connected medical devices that support near real-time monitoring of patient health information. In the transportation industry, connected vehicles will communicate securely with each other and with the environment surrounding them, offering safer commutes. In the Utility industry, energy consumption will be regulated more efficiently which will reduce the risk of grid overload.

These are only a small set of examples that illustrate how the IoT will change the way we all interact with technology and with each other. Implementations of IoT vary greatly in the protocols that are used for communications and the security controls applied to their design. Examples range from devices that communicate using short range communications with smart phones, to entertainment components that are always connected to the Internet over your home’s wifi connection, to systems that communicate using proprietary protocols like ZWave. Many device types also communicate directly with each other (Machine-to-Machine). In some instances these communications are conducted over encrypted channels and in other instances that is not the case.

Organizations looking to deploy IoT components within their infrastructure must be aware of the threats that are introduced along with those components and take proactive actions to mitigate those threats through a careful consideration of their Enterprise security architecture. This talk will examine some of the challenges facing early adopters of the IoT which will be a focus of our first CSA document, providing industry guidance to help mitigate IoT Security Challenges for Early Adopters.

This webinar is part of the BrightTALK Hacker Prevention Summit.

Register for this free event at http://bit.ly/1xpPtzk

CSA EMEA Congress 2014 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

The Cloud Security Alliance and MIS Training Institute are delighted to announce that the 2014 EMEA Congress will be held on 19-20 November at the Parco dei Principi in Rome.

Call For Papers
The CSA is now focused on developing an outstanding programme for 2014 maintaining its position as Europe’s premier cloud security event as a gathering and information-hub for end-users and industry players alike.

The congress’s unique mix of R&D, end-user and industry audience members promises, compelling sessions, interesting discussions, networking and business opportunities throughout the event. If you have an idea for a paper that you would like to present and you think it would fit well into the conference programme then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Submit your paper online at www.cloudsecuritycongress.com/call-for-papers.html

Full paper submission closes: 16 May 2014
Notification of Paper acceptance: 30 May 2014

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5th CSA Greater China Summit https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Time: 2014.11.13 13:00 – 17:30
Location: Hotel Nikko New Century Beijing Century Hall 2
Organizers: CSA, CSDN
Partners: NSFOCUS, Venus, Hillstone, Baidu

Cloud Security Alliance Summit in 2014 in Beijing, cloud and security experts will provide you with wonderful interpretation of the relevant issues, not to be missed!

To register- http://huiyi.csdn.net/activity/product/goods_list?project_id=1499

Financial Cloud Computing Forum 2014 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

30 – 31 October 2014
Shanghai, China

The Financial Cloud Computing Forum 2014 will gather experts from management, IT, data center and other department in financial institutes and cloud computing solutions supplier. They will discuss the hot issues such as information security, financial big data, latest technology and innovation, case study and so on, to promote financial cloud computing’s sustainable and healthy development.


CSA APAC Summit 2014 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

The 2-day inaugural Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Summit Asia Pacific (APAC) conference is being run in conjunction with Cloud Expo Asia 2014. To be held in the Suntec Exhibition Centre, Singapore on 29 to 30 October 2014, CSA Summit APAC 2014 is an opportunity for government experts, industry experts and corporate decision makers to discuss and exchange ideas about how to shape the future of cloud computing security. It is also a place to learn from cloud computing experts about cloud computing security and privacy as well as to discuss about practical case studies from industry and government.

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CSA Canada Summit, SECtor Security Conference https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

– Toronto ON, October 20th ‘2014

Attention all cloud security advocates and supporters of Canadian cloud initiatives;

Please join the Cloud Security Alliance Canada for our first major event at SECtor this October 20th. We’re presenting the CSA Summit which will bring together industry and government stakeholders. Our Summit format will include both key note speakers and moderated panel discussions on relevant cloud security issues facing Canadian industry today.

Our goals for the event include generating heightened awareness and interest on cloud security issues, roadblocks and solutions. We are looking at the SECtor conference as a call to action in promoting involvement and participation with CSA Canada. The CSA Canada chapter is a not for profit organization dedicated to growing the awareness and championing best practices for securing the cloud in Canada.

The summit will include keynotes the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament and Dave Cullinane, Chairman of the Board of Cloud Security Alliance and former CISO, eBay Inc. We will also have a presentation by Shared Services Canada.

Please be aware of the following special codes when registering for CSA Summit Canada:

Promo code 1 – CSA2014 – provides 10% off full attendee registration and access to the CSA Summit
Promo code 2 – CSA2014expo – Free expo provides free access to the conference Expo hall and free access to the CSA Summit

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CSA Congress 2014 & IAPP Privacy Academy 2014 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

San Jose Convention Center, California

By bringing together the IAPP’s Privacy Academy and the CSA Congress this fall we’ve broadened the educational and networking opportunities available for both IAPP and CSA members. The joint conference will give attendees double the education for the price of a single conference. At a time when professional development budgets are experiencing cuts, this is a great opportunity to receive the most educational value for the money.

Cloud Security Alliance Congresses continue to be the industry’s premier gathering for IT security professionals and executives who must further educate themselves on the rapidly evolving subject of cloud security. In addition to offering best practices and practical solutions for remaining secure in the cloud, CSA Congresses give attendees exposure to industry-specific case studies that will help them learn and leverage best practices used by their peers in moving to a secure cloud.

The IAPP Privacy Academy is known for its diverse programming around operational privacy and emerging developments. The Academy focuses on providing tools and guidance for privacy professionals—from beginners to experts—in an array of industries and operating environments, particularly in the area of technology.

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CLOUDSEC Congress 2014 – Asia Pacific https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

2-4 September 2014
Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore

“The Cloud is the Internet. With over 1,000 delegates in Singapore and more than 4,000 attendees across Asia Pacific last year, CLOUDSEC Congress 2014 is one of the largest internet security events in this region. Hear from global and regional security experts such as those from Trend Micro, CIA, Cloud Security Alliance, IDA, Interpol and SANS Institute as they share their thought leadership and perspectives on the latest internet security trends and issues affecting government and business today. Seats are limited. Visit www.CLOUDSEC.com/SG to register and confirm your seats now.”


CSA APAC Congress https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Cloud computing has brought forth an information revolution. All kinds of data, from personal data to corporate intellectual property, are now stored in digital format in the cloud. This pervasiveness of data in the cloud has made cybersecurity more challenging than ever. While cloud computing has created new business and industry opportunities, cloud computing has also led to gaps in information security management, that have become the target of malicious activity in the cyberspace.

CSA APAC Congress 2014 aims to broaden your knowledge about the critical role that cloud computing plays and the corresponding cybersecurity concern. Besides inviting you to join in the cloud computing revolution and exposing you to the latest innovations in cloud security, this event will also release the latest cloud security guidelines localised in your regional languages to enable you to safely harness the power of cloud computing for your business.

Additionally, the event will also hold the 2nd CSA STAR Lead Auditor Course in Taiwan, to be conducted by BSI and a CCSK course by HP. The 1st CSA STAR course in Taiwan was well-received with an attendance of 19 participants on the 1st of July.

Join us for 4 days of workshop and a day of conference from the 1st to 5th of September in Taipei, Taiwan.


ASEAN CSA Summit 2014 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, Thailand

Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Thailand Chapter is proud to present “ASEAN CSA Summit 2014”. The ASEAN CSA Summit 2014, co-hosted together with the ASEAN OWASP Summit 2014, is THE industry event for IT security professionals and executives wanting to further their knowledge of cloud security. ASEAN CSA Summit will focus on emerging areas of growth and concern in cloud security, including research & development, standardization and policies in order to promote best practices and practical solutions for the security in clouds. In addition to security in cloud infrastructure, the Summit will also discuss security of “Anything as a Service (XaaS)” that exists in the real world. For cloud application developers, security experts will share the key factors to creating secure applications.

The conference is a two-day event with over 600 attendees each day (500 local and 100 international). Our speaker list include leading IT vendors, cloud security experts, and CSA Thailand Chapter representatives.

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Data Risk Management in Financial Services (DRMFS) https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

The Data Risk Management in Financial Services, 3rd of June 2014, at the London Stock Exchange brings the financial industry together to debate the threats to data security, both internal and external. This summit is again being organised under Chatham House Rule, offering a safe and secure environment in order to encourage openness and the sharing of information.

DRMFS 2014 focuses exclusively on how financial institutions can protect themselves, their employees and their customers from the growing threat of cyber-crime and business interruption. Through a carefully crafted programme of talks, case-studies and networking opportunities at the conference, participants will learn of the latest developments and issues whilst cutting through misconceptions and misunderstandings often created in this highly complex and fast moving field.

Daniele Catteddu, the Managing Director of EMEA at Cloud Security Alliance, will be speaking at this event.

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CSA Japan Summit 2014 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Room A, IINO Hall, Kasumigaseki, Tokyo, Japan

The first APAC CSA chapter, Japan is hosting the 1st-annual CSA Japan Summit. This event targets consumers and providers of cloud computing who together share a concern for cloud security and corporate decision making. This event will be a platform to explore how to the cloud securely to create benefits for cloud adopters. The Summit is supported by the Ministries, MIC and METC, government agencies, and other security professional bodies such as IPA,ASPIC, JNSA, JASA, JAIPA, and more. This conference is expected to draw a crowd of 200.

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Cloud Data Protection Cert Webcasts https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Webcast: Peer Review of Cloud Data Protection Cert for inclusion into CSA GRC Stack

Cloud Data Protection Cert is intended to be a web-based tool that presents Cloud Providers and Cloud Consumers with a tiered data sensitivity model. We are proposing that the Cloud Data Protection Cert be included as part of the CSA’s Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) stack.

Date: May 2 – 8am PST
Where: https://ciscosupport.webex.com/ciscosupport/j.php?MTID=m9ea0a1632587c79c69148256fb18bc3f

Webcast: Peer Review of Cloud Data Protection Cert for inclusion into CSA GRC Stack
Date: May 9 – 8am PST
Where: https://ciscosupport.webex.com/ciscosupport/j.php?MTID=mfc6b0f42c44d4f76bfe717f91217b7e3

Infosecurity Europe 2014 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

The Cloud Security Alliance will be participating in the Infosecurity Europe 2014 conference held April 29 – May 1, 2014 at Earls Court, London.

About Infosecurity Europe

Infosecurity Europe is Europe’s number one information security event. Featuring over 325 exhibitors, the most diverse range of new products and services, an unrivalled FREE education programme and 13,006 unique visitors (ABC Audit 2013) from every segment of the industry, it is the most important date in the calendar for information security professionals across Europe.

Workshop: Auditing the cloud: Security certification for cloud providers

01 May 2014, 10:00 – 13:00 Security Workshops

Security and privacy certifications and attestations have been identified as one of most effective and efficient means to increase the level of trust in cloud services and stimulate their adoption. Based on this on assumption a number of efforts have begun in Europe at policy level mainly led by the European Commission (EC), in collaboration with ENISA and the Clouds Standards Coordination CSC ETSI effort. These efforts have aroused much interest in European solutions for cloud standards and software industry development beyond the European Union.

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Panel: Building transparency and trust in the supply chain: How to secure data in the extended, connected enterprise

April 30, 2014; 10:50 – 11:45 Keynote Theater

The revelations by contractor Edward Snowden about the NSA’s PRISM programme have provided an uncomfortable reminder to organisations about the information security risks associated with 3rd parties in the supply chain. Not only was Snowden a contractor but he also revealed that a number of US cloud service providers had supplied private data to the NSA – a stark illustration of the risks to data in the supply chain.

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Cocktail Party and Reception

April 29, 2014; 4:30 – 6:30, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Please join us for a Cocktail Party and Reception on the Tuesday of Infosec at the Park Plaza Westminster 4.30pm to 6.30pm. This reception is kindly sponsored by Skyhigh Networks and Vormetric.


CSA will be available to the public at Booth D14.

Governance, Technology Audit, Control and Security Conference (GTACS) Conference 2014 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

GTACS – Creating Maximum Value Through Greater Governance

GTACS 2014 will be held from the 21 to 22 April 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Singapore), with the post-conference workshops following on the 23 to 24 April 2014.

In today’s ever changing market landscape, there has been a growing concern amongst business leaders and enterprise stakeholders regarding Cybersecurity risks, IT governance and compliance to both local and foreign regulations.

The Governance, Technology Audit, Control and Security Conference (GTACS) Conference 2014 is Asia’s premier conference for IT Audit, Information Security, Governance, Risk and Compliance Professionals. It aims to bring together members of the business and IT controls community, to discuss and share industry best practices regarding these complex challenges at a strategic and thematic level. The conference promises to bring new insights into the current IT and regulatory environment needed to develop strategies to address these growing risks and concerns at the root cause.

This comprehensive event will feature a host of computer auditing and information systems experts who will share their wealth of knowledge and experiences. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with thought leaders from diverse industries, helping their enterprises achieve greater trust in, and value from, information technology.

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IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Istanbul / Turkey

IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition is a dedicated conference focusing on technology solutions developed for finance industry. IFINTEC Conference serves a perfect platform to introduce and demonstrate system, hardware, software, consultancy, training and service solutions developed for financial institutions.

At IFINTEC Conference, speakers will share their experience, knowledge, visions, future forecasts, trends and new developments in the technology with the visitors.

At the conference exhibition area, sponsor/exhibitor companies will have the chance of introducing their solutions to the visitors at their booths.

Cloud Security Alliance is one of the supporting institutions of IFINTEC Conference and Exhibition.

IFINTEC Conference is an unmissable event. An intensive participation is expected to IFINTEC from many countries including Turkey, USA, EMEA and Asia countries.

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SecureCloud 2014 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

1-2 April, Amsterdam

Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), ENISA and Fraunhofer-FOKUS have joined forces to organize the third edition of the SecureCloud conference.

SecureCloud 2014 is an opportunity for government experts, industry experts and corporate decision makers to discuss and exchange ideas about how to shape the future of cloud computing security. It is also a place to learn from cloud computing experts about cloud computing security and privacy as well as to discuss about practical case studies from industry and government.

SecureCloud 2014 focuses on:

  • legal issues
  • cryptography
  • incident reporting
  • critical information infrastructures and
  • certification and compliance.

We invite thought-leaders and experts from industry, academia and government to submit proposals for presentations, discussion panels, or workshops. Please visit the “call for papers” section on this website for further details. We look forward to receiving your proposals.

The Cloud Security Alliance is delighted to announce this conference and will be your contact concerning all aspects of the organization.

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SecureCloud 2014 is the perfect opportunity to present your company and products to an international audience and to get in contact with attendees and company representatives from all over the world.

Become our business partner. We will be glad to advise you in order to find the best sponsorship program for your needs or to compile a tailored offer.

Please contact Eileen Sciarra esciarra@cloudsecurityalliance.org to request a Sponsorship brochure.

CSA Summit 2014 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Monday, February 24th Moscone Center West, Room 2014

Join us for the 5th CSA Summit, where key policy makers and industry luminaries from the US, Europe and Asia discuss and debate our industry’s seminal issue: can we trust global cloud service providers to protect customers located anywhere in the world? We will also review the latest technologies promising to secure the cloud, big data and mobile in an interactive audience session

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CIO Cloud Summit 2013 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

The CIO Cloud Summit (www.ciocloudsummit.com) is the premier event for technology leaders and innovative thinkers, featuring a strategic agenda designed by CIOs to maximize efficiency and offer unique insights into present and future challenges around cloud-based applications and services. This event will empower CIOs who need agile tools to support the highly demanding and dramatically changing enterprise.

Exclusively for CIO’s and VP’s of Technology, this event is a unique balance of networking, one-on-one meetings, thought leadership and relationship building. The strategic agenda is designed by the CIO for the CIO, and touches on such topics as: Security in the Cloud, Driving Cost Benefits, Cloud Based Disaster Recovery and merging Cloud & Mobility.

Cloud Security Alliance Members also receive a 25% discount on registration and sponsorship packages, simply use the code ‘CSA_CDM’ in the comments field on the registration page to leverage.

Register now to be part of one of the premier Cloud events in 2013: http://www.ciocloudsummit.com/register.php

Webinar: Zero Trust Identity Is Not A Zero-Sum Game https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013
Time: 9.00 a.m. PST / 12:00 p.m. EST / 5:00 p.m. GMT

Many enterprises are flinging themselves headlong into the cloud, and IT security and identity professionals are trying to figure out how to keep ahead of new risks, vulnerabilities, and challenges of sheer scale.

Are we looking at increasingly dire security and compliance risks forever more? Far from it. While the new math may take some getting used to, it actually presents opportunities for risk mitigation and operational efficiency that we’ve never had before.


Eve Maler
Prin. Analyst serving Security & Risk Professionals at Forrester Research, Inc.

Paul Elson
Technology manager at eModeration

Elias Terman
VP Product Marketing at OneLogin

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CSA Congress 2013 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

CSA Congress 2013

Feedback From the 2012 Event

MIS Training Institute and the Cloud Security Alliance are proud to present at the 4th Annual Cloud Security Alliance Congress US, being held in Orlando, December 3-5th. The must-attend event will feature industry expert speakers and panel sessions dedicated to all aspects of cloud computing security and privacy. This year’s themes include:

  • Strategy, Design and Implementation
  • Management and Operations
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Mobile Computing
  • Emerging Technologies and Trends
  • Government and Academia

Don’t miss out!

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For information on sponsoring the event, please contact pmoschella@misti.com.

CISO Summit AZ 2013 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

The CISO Summit (http://www.cisosummit.us), December 3-4, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz., is the premier stage for C-suite decision-makers to share insight on information security issues, while gaining access to cutting-edge solutions tailored to their individual challenges.

This exclusive summit admits a finite selection of leading executives and vendors, employing a strategic agenda that balances relationship-building, thought leadership and one-on-one meetings to maximize a short time out of office. Held in a focused, intimate, world-class environment, the CISO Summit transcends the tradeshow floor to create a high-level experience uniquely capable of breaking down and solving problems, ultimately providing executives with the support needed to move organizations forward.

Cloud Security Alliance Members also receive a 25% discount on registration and sponsorship packages, simply use the code ‘CSA_CDM’ in the comments field on the registration page to leverage.

Register now to be part of one of the premier CISO events in 2013 : http://www.cisosummit.us/register.php

CIO UK Summit 2013 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

The CIO UK Summit (http://www.ciouksummit.com) is an action packed 1 day Summit Exclusively for the C-Suite Elite. CIO’s from across the UK will get together to discuss the issues which are impacting them, share experiences and best practices but most importantly discuss what needs to happen to push their organization forward.

This intimate event will feature C-Suite technology thought leaders from various industries across the UK, who will come together to network with peers in a focused, world-class environment. Exclusively for CIO’s and VP’s of Technology, this event is a unique balance of networking, one-on-one meetings, thought leadership and relationship building. The strategic agenda is designed by the CIO for the CIO, and touches on such topics as: The Changing Role of the CIO, Big Data, Cyber Security, Differentiation via Customer Service, Mobile applications and Cloud Computing.

We realize that today’s technology leader is busy, therefore this event is purposefully designed to make the most of your time and deliver unprecedented value. Cloud Security Alliance Members also receive a 25% discount on registration and sponsorship packages, simply use the code ‘CSA_CDM’ in the comments field on the registration page to leverage.

Register now to be part of one of the most forward-thinking technology events in the UK: http://www.ciouksummit.com/register.php

CSA China Summit 2013 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

The 4th CSA China Summit is scheduled for November 26 at the Hotel Nikko New Century Beijing, No 6 Southern Road Capital Gym Haidian District, Beijing 100044, China.

Topics will include:

  • Building Trustworthy Cloud Ecosystems
  • Detect Unknowns with Knowns – Coordination Systems in Next Generation Security
  • Two-Gear Security – Order Based Fast Gear and Knowledge Based Deep Gear
  • Challenges and Innovations in Data Center Network Security
  • Openness and Cooperation for the Security Systems of Cloud Computing
  • Explore the Security within Cloud and Big Data

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Webcast: You Can’t Control It, But You Can Secure It: Cloud Monitoring That Makes Sense https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

How many of your employees are using Dropbox as their own personal backup device? What if one of your key admins who recently failed your phishing test is suddenly logging in to your network from China? Today’s workplace has fundamentally shifted outside the firewall, and outside of the control of IT, as users choose their own cloud services, mobile devices and social networks. These trends result in increased risk but also productivity – and they are unstoppable. Join John Howie from the Cloud Security Alliance, and Jay Roxe, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Rapid7, on November 21st at 2pm to learn:

  • Best practices for evaluating user risk in your environment
  • Strategies for monitoring user activity across on-premise, cloud and mobile environments
  • Techniques for detecting compromised credentials

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CSA Cloud Security Summit Singapore 2013 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Suntec Exhibition Centre, Singapore (Security & Governance Theatre)

Cloud Security Alliance Singapore Chapter is a non-profit chapter under Cloud Security Alliance APAC, with the mission of promoting the adoption and application of Cloud Computing in Singapore, introduction of best practices for the security assurance for Cloud Computing, providing education & certification of Cloud Computing and to facilitate the adoption of CSA research and guidance to Singapore market.

With the establishment of the Cloud Security Alliance, Singapore Chapter, we aim to:

  • Identify and developed potential cloud research and activities that benefit the cloud communities in Singapore.
  • Introduce best practices, CSA research and guidance with consideration of Singapore context.
  • Organize regular Cloud Computing Events/Conferences to establish Singapore as a hub for Cloud Computing.
  • Facilitate knowledge exchange and transfer between regional chapters and CSA APAC to build Cloud Computing Capabilities and Expertise in Singapore.

Cloud Computing is no longer a trend but a reality! It is happening now around the globe and in Singapore. Virtually all major IT and telecommunications companies either offer some form of cloud services now, or are planning to launch in the near future. While the cloud computing boom enables business agility and lower IT costs, security is consistently cited as a top concern in moving to the cloud.

Cloud Security Alliance Singapore 2013 Summit will be devoted to the topic of cloud security, will provide practical solutions for managing the transition to the cloud and implementing security as a key component rather than an afterthought of this transition. It will provides insight into the security considerations, controls and framework that must be done to secure cloud computing.

You are cordially invited to attend the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Summit Singapore 2013 hosted by CSA Singapore, with our pools of industry key thought leaders you will have a fruitful sessions about securing the cloud.

Cloud Security Alliance Summit 2013 Singapore is a definitive Cloud Security event for Singapore where industry leaders presentations will show how practical security solutions work within a specific or target market, with reference to examples whenever possible.

CSA CEE Summit 2013 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

CSA CEE Summit 2013 Logo

The first CSA CEE Summit 2013 will be held on 23 October at City Hotel in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

According to IDC, the cloud adoption in Central Eastern Europe is approaching a turning point. The cloud market represents the most dynamic segment of ICT market in CEE with an average growth rate of more than 50% for the next years. The business value is rapidly gaining credit through the best practices provided by the increasing number of CEE implementations while traditional concerns around security and control are becoming less prevalent. The Summit will provide practical solutions for managing the transition to the cloud, and implementing security as a key component, rather than an afterthought, of this transition. It will provide insight into models and architectures, the controls and real ‘nuts and bolts’ of what must be done to secure cloud computing.

CSA Summit Korea 2013 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Co-hosted by CSA and the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA), this event will address Policy, References & Technology sharing for Cloud Security Trend.

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Cloud Confex @ GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Cloud Confex @ GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEKUnderstand the trend, manage the change, embrace the power of I.T.

Cloud Confex, taking place on 21st October as a part of GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK, returns in Dubai for the 4th year and will move beyond answering the “when” and “why” of the cloud adoption process and focus on “how” enterprises can capitalise on the cloud’s transformational potential.

Cloud Confex progressively takes you up the knowledge and value chain, and addresses the following topics:

  • How can an enterprise achieve the transformational benefits of the cloud?
  • Penetrating the cloud: Opportunities and challenges for businesses
  • Predicting the cloud landscape over the next 2-3 years
  • What should be in your audit checklist?

For more information, visit www.gitex.com/trends

Data Security Meets Privacy at the IAPP Privacy Academy https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Seattle, WA

Data security has rocketed into the high-priority stratosphere for organizations worldwide. IS and IT professionals like you—who understand the privacy implications—are in high demand. Get a handle on the issues at the IAPP Privacy Academy 2013. This year’s program includes sessions such as A Sensitive Issue: A Case Study on Moving Sensitive Data to the Cloud under EU Law, Viva la Cloud, Big Data Goes Mobile, Watch Your App: Best Practices for Mobile and Social Media Applications and What’s Important (and What’s Not) for Your InfoSec Program. Plus, you can’t miss the stellar keynote lineup. On the heels of NSA surveillance leaks, heavy hitters from the front lines—the NSA and White House—will explore what the revelations could mean for you. Early bird rates end September 6.

Register at www.privacyassociation.org/academy.
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CSA EMEA Congress 2013 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

CSA EMEA Congress 2013

Building on the success of last year’s launch event in Amsterdam, MIS Training Institute and the Cloud Security Alliance are delighted to be bringing the Cloud Security Alliance EMEA Congress to the Assembly Rooms in the beautiful and historic city of Edinburgh, Scotland, on 25th – 26th September 2013.

By taking on the feedback from last year’s attendees and from CSA members we have produced a programme even bigger and better than before. There are two fixed tracks on Technology and Legislation and a third on the final day on current CSA research projects.

You really can choose your own agenda!

Not only will we be offering more practical solutions, but we will also be welcoming DG Connect, part of the European Commission, to present how they have been working closely with the CSA in the implementation of the European Cloud Strategy.

This year’s conference is THE meeting point for cloud security specialists from across EMEA. Can you afford to miss the crucial networking, hot and dynamic debates and information gathering from the world’s foremost pioneers?

“Great conference with a number of speakers that really provided up to date, timely and in-depth information.”

“The CSA delivered an excellent intro to all the aspects of cloud security and compliance”

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Live Webinar: Building a Business Case for Cloud Information Protection https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Organizations need to protect their sensitive information in the cloud, and everyone understands the need to ensure security, so how do you build a winning business case to make this a reality?

In this live webinar, you’ll hear speakers from the Cloud Security Alliance and CipherCloud discuss:

  • The CSA’s top cloud threats.
  • The key statistics to support your business case.
  • Proven strategies on how professionals have successfully secured their organization’s cloud data.
  • Case studies on how professionals have successfully built their business cases.

You won’t want to miss this webcast!

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Webcast: Managing Security and Compliance in a Big Data World https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

I would like to invite you to attend the live panel webcast on August 14th, 2013: Managing Security and Compliance in a Big Data World. The session will be moderated by Brandon Dunlap (Managing Director of Research at Brightfly), and the Panel includes: Sree Rajan (Cloud Security Alliance Big Data Working Group), Dave Anderson (Voltage Security), and Vinay Shukla (Hortonworks).

At the end of the session the IT GRC Forum is giving away a $2,950 pass to the Cyber Security & Digital Forensics Exchange (www.cyber-securityexchange.com) being held in Austin, TX on December 8 – 12, 2013. The pass is for the entire 3 day event and includes meals and two night hotel accommodation.

The winner will be chosen at random. If you would like to attend and be entered into the draw register here: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/5586/77013

SecureAsia@Manila https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Enterprises today face rapidly changing threats as never before. From combating viruses aimed at extorting money from individuals like the FBI virus to more sophisticated viruses like Stuxnet targeting infrastructure to perceived espionage related efforts in Flame and Red October, the task of the cyber security professional to protect an organizations information assets is more critical then ever. An increasingly sophisticated threat landscape coupled with the advancement of technology and connectivity requires security professionals to constantly keep abreast of latest trends and strategies to secure their organizations infrastructure with orchestrated efforts.

SecureAsia now it’s in 8th year, brings together leading information security experts from government, industry and academia to share their experiences and expertise to help address the challenges you face.

Organized Crime * Cyber Espionage * Mobile Devices * Outsourcing * Stringent Regulatory Controls

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Black Hat USA 2013 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

The 16th annual Black Hat conference at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV.

Black Hat USA is the show that sets the benchmark for all other security conferences. As Black Hat returns for its 16th year to Las Vegas, we bring together the brightest in the world for six days of learning, networking, and skill building. Join us for four intense days of Training and two jam-packed filled days of Briefings.

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Phoenix Cloud Security Forum https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

At 4025 S. Riverpoint Parkway • Phoenix, AZ 85040 (Conference Room 101-102)

Hosted and sponsored by the Apollo Group, Arizona Technology Council, Phoenix ISSA and RSA.

Admission is FREE but registration is required. To reserve your seat, send me your full name, company, email and phone # today to Debbie.Christofferson@apollogrp.edu, or 602-557-8009.

Keynote: “State of Cloud Security Update”, Eddie Schwartz, RSA CISO
Case Study:: Rich Phillips, Apollo Chief Security Architect
Plus introductions, CSA sign-up, Survey, Door Prizes, and Next Meeting!

We will be accepting sign-ups for the new Arizona Cloud Security Alliance Chapter and its leadership.

Who should attend?
IT and security staff or business manager seeking more knowledge on the security risks and solutions for cloud services; IT staff and management in companies with cloud-based installations or those dependent on cloud services who want to further educate themselves; Those seeking to grow skills for the current workforce needs, or who need CPE credit to support their certification.

Please contact me for any questions, or to sponsor or host a future Cloud Security Alliance Arizona event at Debbie.Christofferson@apollogrp.edu or 602-557-8009.

Map, Directions & Parking:
At the Apollo Group, 4025 S. Riverpoint Parkway, Phoenix, AZ, 1st floor Conference rooms 101-102. Allow yourself time to park, enter the building and sign-in at security. Park in the lot PAST 4025. Map http://mapq.st/1bAfhdS

Just off Interstate 10 at the 32st St/University exit. Turn South and take the 1st RIGHT, Wood St, thru the round-a-bout—Do NOT turn into the first drive—but stay RIGHT. Turns into Riverpoint Pkwy as it veers right. Take it to the end, and PASS the 10-story 4025 building on your right (you first pass 4035 and 4045). Park in the lot on the RIGHT once you pass 4025. Sign-in at the security desk and be directed to the room.

CSA North Texas Chapter Town Hall Meeting | “Security & Compliance in the Cloud” https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

FC Dallas, 9200 World Cup Way, Suite 202
Frisco, Texas 75034

Dear Guest,

Thank you for attending the Dallas Fort Worth Chapter, Cloud Security Alliance “Town Hall Meeting”. The goal of this meeting is to facilitate the sharing of best practices for cloud adoption, risk mitigation, regulatory compliance and governance. We have a distinguished panel and audience. This month’s event is hosted by Vazata Inc., in conjunction with their vConnect seminar series. We encourage your participation and contribution.

Norm Smith – CSA Chair

Time Agenda Item Moderator
11:30am to 12:00pm Registration & Reception Chuck Hixson
12:00pm to 12:25pm Key Note  – “Standards, Security, and Proactively Managing Governance, Risk and Compliance”.  Presented by:  Chad Lawler, Ph.D., Director of Consulting – Cloud Computing, Hitachi Consulting – http://www.linkedin.com/in/chadmlawler /  
12:25pm to 12:30pm Panel Intro – Overviews Norm smith
12:30pm to 12:40pm Moderated Questions to Panel Norm Smith
12:40pm to 12:55pm General Question to Panel Chuck Hixson
12:55pm to 1:00pm Closing Comments Lance Black

Special thanks to our event sponsor:

Open Data Center Alliance 2013 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Featuring Luminary Keynote Harper Reed, accomplished cloud computing and crowdsourcing expert and CTO of the Obama for America 2012 campaign, Forecast 2013 promises to deliver an engaging agenda and a not to be missed opportunity for global IT managers, services and solutions providers to come together to discuss cloud adoption based on ODCA requirements.

CSA Members are eligible for FREE admission to the Open Data Center Alliance’s Forecast 2013 conference this June 17th and 18th in San Francisco. That’s a savings of at least $199! In addition, if you are not a member of the Open Data Center Alliance, please make sure to sign up at the event and receive a 25% discount on your first yearly dues!

Forecast 2013 is where hundreds of IT leaders will meet to discuss the implementation of cloud computing. Use promo code: SDO-13.

John Howie, Chief Operating Officer of the CSA will be present on Security in the Cloud on June 18 at 1:20 p.m.

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Seattle Chapter Executive Luncheon https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Join the Cloud Security Alliance, Seattle Chapter for the second in our Executive Luncheon Series “Keys Learning’s from Cloud Computing:  Solutions for Moving to the Cloud, While Ensuring Security and Privacy”  featuring:

  • Kirk C. Bailey, CISO of the University of Washington
  • John Howie, COO of the Cloud Security Alliance

Mr. Bailey’s presentation, “The Cupboard of Good Ideas is Bare: Where are we going with Security and Privacy?” will address the challenging risk issues associated with the current threat spectrum and the root-problems with traditional security practices.

Mr. Howie will provide an update on Cloud Security Alliance research, and share how global enterprises are using CSA research to securely migrate applications to the cloud.

An extensive speaker Q&A session will follow the presentations allowing attendees to ask specific questions about their issues and concerns and gain insight to practical solutions for information privacy and security in the Cloud.

Meeting Details / Registration

Where:  Washington Athletic Club, Seattle, WA
Time:  11:30am – 1:00pm
Cost: $45.00 (advance registration)
Seating is limited for this event so please register early.

Cloud Security Alliance Congress Asia Pacific https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

CSA Summit at RSA 2013The CSA Congresses continue to be the industry’s premier gathering for IT security professionals and executives who must further educate themselves on the rapidly evolving subject of cloud security. In addition to offering best practices and practical solutions for remaining secure in the cloud, CSA Congress will focus on emerging areas of growth and concern in cloud security, including standardization, transparency of controls, mobile computing, Big Data in the cloud and innovation. A unique selling point of the congress is that it is a choice of platform for the sharing of research and guidance reports from various CSA working groups in some of the most critical areas of cloud computing including, mobile, big data and privacy. It is also used by the industry as a key platform for strategic announcements and establishment of partnerships.

If you are interested in speaking at the CSA Congress Asia Pacific, please download the Call for Presentations document for additional information.

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In partnership with CSA, HP Education would be organizing a series of CCSK training during the inaugural CSA Congress APAC held in conjunction with Cloud Asia 2013 conference in the week 13 May 2013 in Singapore.

Enjoy 10% early bird discount if you register and pay before 14th April 2013. Group discount would be available for registration of 3 seats and above.

For more information on training, schedule and course registration details, click here

CSA Summit Central America 2013 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

CSA Summit Central America 2013
CSA brings Central America for the first time to the region CSA Summit 2013 conference. which will be carried out on May 8, 2013 in Guatemala City which will aim to present new trends of Cloud Computing, Best Practices Education, Continuity and cloud security and promoting organizations and working with the Cloud in Central America, in particular, the summit will feature speakers from USA, Guatemala and other countries

CSA Summit 2013 will present the latest international initiatives cloud that meet the needs of ever changing.

This event covers all critical areas; share new songs and speeches guidelines further in cloud intelligence.

Location: Hotel Barcelo Guatemala City

Date: May 8, 2013

Time: 8:00 to 18:00
Phone (502) 2335-7334
email: cursos@inforiskla.com

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Infosecurity Europe https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Infosecurity Europe – Europe’s No. 1 Information Security Event

Infosecurity Europe – Europe’s No. 1 Information Security Event
23rd – 25th April 2013
Earls Court, London, UK
Register free to visit

Infosecurity Europe 2013 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Infosecurity Europe 2013CSA Security Workshop “Optimising cloud security, trust and transparency” at Infosecurity Europe 2013

This session will talk about the impact of security certifications for cloud computing. We’ll discuss if certifications are the solutions to current problems such as: optimizing security, increasing trust and transparency, facilitating market adoption.

Govs and business users do not have simple, cost effective ways to evaluate and compare their providers’ resilience, data protection capabilities and service portability. Is a certification a way to overcome the barrier?

Certifications and accreditations for cloud services are also in the agendas of policy makers, both at National and European level. The European Commission and ENISA during 2013-14 will work to the “development of EU-wide voluntary certification schemes in the area of cloud computing”. Which should be the key requirements of such a voluntary certification schema?

The Cloud Security Alliance is working in collaboration with BSI, AICPA and other organizations to the definition of the Open Certification Framework (OCF), an industry initiative that will allow global, trusted certification of cloud providers. How OCF works? Does it solve the problems?

As a part of this session CSA will also introduce the audience to the European Commission funded project Cumulus, A4Cloud and Cirrus which are relevant in the areas of standards, certification and accountability.

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Cloud Connect 2013 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Cloud Connect

Cloud Connect, produced by UBM Tech, is the defining event of the cloud computing industry. As both a conference and an exhibition, Cloud Connect’s goal is to chart the course of cloud computing’s development by bringing together enterprise IT professionals, developers, infrastructure and service providers and cloud computing innovators. UBM Tech has produced cloud events that define and frame cloud computing discussions since June 2008, including Cloud Summit Executive and Enterprise Cloud Summit at Interop. Cloud Connect plays a vital role in informing the market and bringing all cloud constituents together in meaningful ways.

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CSA Summit at RSA 2013 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

CSA Summit at RSA 2013This year’s conference will open with a powerful keynote on “National Security and the Cloud” from Mark Weatherford, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity, Department of Homeland Security.

In addition to the presentations, a number of research items, guidelines and initiatives will be released during the summit on topics including privacy, the Open Certification Framework, Big Data, and Top Threats.

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ASEAN CSA Summit 2013 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

CSA ASEAN Summit 2013

CSA Thailand Chapter brings you the ASEAN CSA Summit 2013. Held on Feb 7-8, the Summit will focus on improving understanding of cloud security and promoting cloud operators in Thailand and the ASEAN region. In particular, the summit will feature speakers from ASEAN countries, as well as international speakers from NIST and CSA EMEA, who will be sharing with you the latest international cloud initiatives that address the ever-changing needs of ASEAN attendees. This event spans across critical sectors; new tracks and keynotes will share most-in-depth guidelines in cloud intelligence over 2 days.

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CSA Seattle Luncheon Event https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

A special luncheon on Cloud Security with leading industry experts Microsoft Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Bret Arsenault and Cloud Security Alliance Executive Director Jim Reavis. This luncheon will explore practical solutions for moving to the cloud while ensuring security and privacy.

Bret will speak to Microsoft’s experiences migrating business solutions to the Cloud. Mr. Arsenault is responsible for Microsoft’s information security risk management and oversees end-to-end governance, compliance, threat intelligence and enterprise business continuity.

Jim will provide an update on Cloud Security Alliance research activities and the Open Certification Framework. Mr. Reavis was recently named one of the Top 10 cloud computing leaders.

The Luncheon is from 11:30 to 1:00 on Thursday, January 10, 2013 and will be held at The Washington Athletic Club in Seattle.

Please click on the link below to register:

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CSA Innovation Conference 2013 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

CSA Innovation Conference 2013In the spirit of the CSA Silicon Valley Chapter’s mission to foster education and transparency of emergency and innovative technologies for cloud security, we are announcing the 2nd Annual Innovation Conference in Santa Clara, CA. The Conference will gather IT architects, senior executives, start-ups, and industry leaders to discuss current challenges, best practices, breakthroughs and trends in cloud computing and security. Attendees will get to see working prototypes and the latest releases of cloud-related security offerings including security as a service, mobility and big data.

“Urgent need drives innovation, and cloud security is going to be a crucial area of both great demand and huge advancement over the next decade,” said Jim Reavis, co-founder and executive director of the CSA. “This will be the liveliest and most forward-thinking discussion on cloud security, and we look forward to bringing together innovators with end-users, investors, and thought leaders in the space at this unique event.” The CSA Innovation Conference will have two tracks – one for applied research related to cloud computing security, and the second for demonstrating customer case studies of new, working cloud security-related software capabilities. The event will also include a ‘innovation competition’ for which companies are encouraged to apply. All entries in this category will be judged on-the-spot by a panel of industry executives and venture capitalists, with a winner awarded immediately.

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East Africa Cyber Security Convention https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

East Africa Cyber Security ConventionCyber threats have been identified as the most pressing challenges to the security of organization whether private or public in East Africa, but with the Governments in the region launching several systematic and well-resourced strategic initiatives to safeguard our critical infrastructure and systems, how should your organization respond?

With insights from the key decision-makers, learn how organizations like yours should successfully respond to the Cyber Security threat. Enhancing the security, resiliency, and reliability of the nation’s cyber and communications infrastructure is a challenge that must be met, attend the East Africa Cyber Security Convention 2012 that will equip you with a comprehensive range of clarifications and solutions.

This is your best opportunity to engage with key policy makers, hear the latest analysis and forge partners with international cyber security stakeholders. Nationally significant speakers, in-depth practical workshops sessions and unrivalled networking opportunities combine to make this the only cyber security forum you need to attend this year.

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Cyber Security Forum Asia https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Cyber Security Forum Asia

IB Consultancy is organising, Cyber Security Forum Asia: A Threat to Critical National Infrastructure, taking place in Singapore on the 3rd and 4th December 2012. The conference and exhibition will bring together experts, end users, policymakers, industry and procurement staff.

The conference will be followed by a half-day training focused work shop led by the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), which focusses upon the territorial issues in cyber and national cyber security approaches to cyber attacks. The practical aspects of secure information infrastructure delivery and the need for the radical improvement of resilience will also be addressed. This is a business strategy event that will be attended by key decision-makers across the CNI arena.

Cyber Security Forum Asia will encourage participants to explore the most up-to-date information for government and industry professionals, the platform will offer CEOs, industry leaders, managers, and government & security representatives the opportunity to exchange ideas on information technology trends and industry best practice. The forum will also take a closer look on how to respond more efficiently to the threat of cyber-attacks and discuss information infrastructure requirements across industry and the public sector.

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CSA Taiwan Congress 2012 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

CSA Taiwan Congress 2012 will be held on 28th November 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan. This is the 1st-annual Cloud Security Alliance Congress for IT professionals and executives. The topic this year is “The Next Big Future.” We will focus on next-generation cloud security and technology. The CSA APAC Managing Director Aloysius Cheang will join us as the event’s keynote speaker to share APAC strategy of CSA.

If you are in the region, we welcome all chapter members to join this event.

Cloud World Forum Asia 2012 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Cloud World Forum Asia 2012The third-annual Forum will be held at the Eaton Smart Hotel in Hong Kong from 12th – 14th November 2012. The Cloud World Forum Asia is the only place to discuss how cloud computing is transforming telcos and the enterprise across the APAC region. Anthony Ma, Chairman of the CSA Hong Kong and Macau Chapter, will serve as moderator on “The CTO Panel” taking place on November 14 at 1500.

  • Over 500 senior telco and enterprise representatives
  • 60+ expert speakers from across the region
  • More than 20 global exhibitors in our co-located expo
  • 2 conference streams dividing telco and enterprise seminars
  • Combining the Cloud Computing World Forum Asia and the Telecom Cloud Summit APAC, this two day conference and exhibition covers every aspect of cloud, giving attending delegates all the information they need to begin or to expand on their cloud adoption needs.

The Enterprise Cloud

  • Discover the business applications making an impression in the cloud
  • Review the latest case studies and gauge the benefits and pitfalls of cloud contracts
  • Discuss the new wave of cloud security solutions and the issues involved
  • Hear from solution providers about the tools helping organisations deal with big data
  • Learn from the experts about the regulatory challenges affecting cloud’s adoption in multi-national companies

The Telco Cloud

  • Discuss and develop the business case for launching a telco Cloud service offer
  • Learn how to transform your infrastructure for deploying robust Cloud services
  • Benchmark your Cloud service offering against that of leading Cloud vendors
  • Uncover the secrets of a robust security and privacy framework across the region’s different markets
  • Explore the future role of telcos in the constantly evolving Cloud ecosystem

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Cloud Security Alliance Congress 2012 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

CSA CongressThe 3rd annual Cloud Security Alliance Congress continues to be the industry’s premier gathering for IT security professionals and executives who must further educate themselves on the rapidly evolving subject of cloud security.

In addition to offering best practices and practical solutions for remaining secure in the cloud, this year’s conference will focus on emerging areas of growth and concern in cloud security, including standardization, transparency of controls, mobile computing, Big Data in the cloud, and innovation. Attendees will gain exposure to industry-specific case studies that will help them learn and leverage best practices used by their peers in moving to a secure cloud.

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CISO, Asia Pacific Summit https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

CISOCSA members can benefit from a 20% discount, please quote your registration code: MS5126CSA to claim your discount.

Co-organized by CSA and MIS Asia, this two day comprehensive CISO Asia Pacific Summit is designed to equip you with the latest updates on information security, cyber threats and risk management.

This interactive summit brings together the top Information Security professionals to share their experiences in order for you to gain a thorough understanding of the CISO’s functions and how they impact on your risk model. Focusing on practical examples and case studies to ensure that by the end of this summit, you will be fully competent to understand and implement best practice compliance and information systems risk management strategies. For the latest brochure, click here

Background information to this CISO
In today’s digital age, information security is absolutely essential to protect the availability, privacy and integrity of business data. As businesses become increasingly dependent on complex information system, organisations must manage information security effectively to enable secure business collaboration across the extended enterprise.

A comprehensive information security framework must be implemented with minimum impact on business operations. The role of the chief information security officer (CISO) on the other hand, continues to evolve as the overall information security industry matures. CISO nowadays plays a more strategic role in the organisation.
One of the biggest challenges facing Information Security officers is to develop a risk-based approach to proactively manage future security challenges and yet being able to keep up to date with the ever-changing governance framework. There is the risk that if CISO do not adjust their risk management strategies to comply with regulations, they may face legal sanctions. These differences will be explored and practical solutions suggested during the course.

Although, many companies may find these standards difficult to implement, it is nevertheless important that CISO become fully conversant with their requirements, implementation and more importantly, potential threats with technology. This requires an all-rounder who can deal with business issues and not just focus on the IT side.

This CISO Summit is designed to give senior information security professionals a good grounding on the fundamental of information security instruments to measure the compliance risk factors.

Interested in this CISO conference? Contact MIS Asia here to find out more.

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Nordic Cloud and Mobile Security Forum https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

The Summit will offer presentations, panel discussions, case studies and round tables presented by leading industry professionals, researchers, consultants and academics. Presentations are targeted specifically towards C Level decision makers, combining insight into the services available and an opportunity to meet targeted solution providers. An invite only event, The Nordic Cloud and Mobile Security Forum 2012 provides C-Level, strategic decision makers an ideal environment for sharing experiences, goals and methodologies.

The Nordic Cloud and Mobile Security Forum 2012 is committed to creating a beneficial platform for service buyers and providers alike. Well researched exclusivity and limited registration numbers ensure quality networking opportunities. Using stringent criteria and prudent selection processes the Summit ensures delegates are actively purchasing, or prioritising to acquire services and/or solutions within the next 6-12 months. Solution providers are selected to reflect the current requirements of delegates.

CSA’s EMEA Managing Director, Daniele Catteddu, will be representing CSA at this exciting event.

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Cloud Forum China Focus 2012 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Cloud Forum China Focus 2012 will be held on 18th to 19th October 2012 in Beijing China. This Forum will invite more than 200 leaders from Government, Association, Enterprise End-Users, Telecom Regulators, Telecom Operators, Cloud Service Providers, Cloud Application Providers, Cloud Computing Vendors, Cloud Computing System Integrators, Analysts, Consultants, Telecom Associations, focusing on enterprise and telecom cloud business opportunities, cloud computing marketing strategies, implementation and solutions for the China market.

CSA’s General Counsel, Francoise Gilbert, will be Keynoting this event.

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GITEX Technology Week https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Launched in 1981, GITEX is the ICT business gateway to the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia Region.

Focused on providing exhibitors with high ROI through direct business opportunities with decision makers, GITEX has maintained its position as the industry’s trend setting authority.

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CSA Summit at RSA Europe 2012 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

This summit explores and debates the following topics:

  • Barriers to cloud adoption: complex supply chains and service architectures and the effect of an inconsistent international legal framework
  • The role of risk management practices, accountability, effective incident management, SLAs
  • Provider assurance and transparency through the Open Certification Framework: assessing and continuously monitoring security, resilience and privacy commitments
  • Highlights and results on CSA research working groups: SLAs and metrics, Privacy Level Agreements, Mobile security strategy, Big Data, etc
  • CSA FP7 research update: what’s on the horizon – Helix, A4Cloud, Cumulus and Cirrus

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Cloud Security Alliance EMEA Congress https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

EMEA CongressUpdate: For the latest information and to register please visit http://www.cloudsecuritycongress.com/.

Update: CSA members can benefit from a 10% discount on the delegate price by quoting the registration code ‘CSA10‘. Your invoice will then be amended to show your 10% discount.

Building on the success of the CSA Congresses held in the USA in 2010 and 2011, MIS Training and the Cloud Security Alliance have partnered to host the inaugural Cloud Security Alliance EMEA Congress in Amsterdam, September 25-26th, 2012.

The inaugural Cloud Security Alliance EMEA Congress will provide practical solutions for managing the transition to the cloud, and implementing security as a key component, rather than an afterthought, of this transition. It will provide insight into models and architectures, the controls and real ‘nuts and bolts’ of what must be done to secure cloud computing. The Congress is the industry’s premier gathering for IT security professionals and executives who wish to educate themselves on the rapidly evolving subject of cloud security.

The keynote sessions will look at Cloud Computing: Security, Reliability, Compliance and Evolution from 4 different perspectives. Delegates will hear the views of a European policy maker, a national government representative, a cloud user and a cloud provider.

In addition to offering best practices and practical solutions for remaining secure in the cloud, the Congress will focus on emerging areas of growth and concern in EMEA cloud security, including EU data privacy challenges, cloud forensics, the impact of mobile and smart devices and incident management. The event will have a special focus on the legal and policy aspects of cloud computing security, with a specific stream dedicated to these issues.

Attendees will gain exposure to industry-specific case studies that will help them learn and leverage best practices used by their peers in moving to a secure cloud.

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ISC Cloud’12 – HPC & Big Data Meet Cloud https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

While cloud computing is gaining traction for enterprise computing, the suitability of such centralized computing resources for meeting the demand for high performance computing (HPC) and big data continues to be widely discussed and analyzed.

On September 24-25, 2012 cloud computing experts and end-users from around the world will gather at the 3rd ISC Cloud Conference at the Dorint Hotel in Mannheim, Germany. The conference will focus on compute and data intensive applications, their resources needs in the cloud, and strategies on implementing and deploying cloud infrastructures, for industry and academia.

Please go to http://www.isc-events.com/cloud12/ to find out all about the conference.

CSA’s EMEA Research Director, Giles Hogben, will be representing CSA at this exciting event.

ISC Cloud’12 is the third conference in the series and is presented by the same organization that hosts the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC). The key topics of the ISC Cloud’12 are:

  • Keynote Session with CERN’s Bob Jones, Rupert Lueck from EMBL, and Wolfgang Lengert from ESA
  • Industrial Cloud Best Practices
  • Academic Cloud User Experiences
  • Engineering Applications in the Cloud
  • Modeling HPC Clouds
  • Key Security & Compliance Issues
  • Critical Aspects of HPC & Big Data Clouds
  • and a cloud vendor panel

including a tabletop exhibition, full catering, and an evening event at a famous winery in the Pfalz Rhine Valley, as well as the conference proceedings.

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North Texas Chapter | Executive Roundtable Luncheon https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

The Cloud Security Alliance North Texas Chapter presents:

CSA Executive Roundtable Luncheon: BYOD and Cloud – Real World Strategies

Featuring executives from Box.net, PwC, Solutionary, and Symplified along with local C-level Cloud visionaries John South (CSO at Heartland Payment Systems) and Chris Ray (CISO at Epsilon)

Join us for this unique and valuable Roundtable discussion on Bring Your Own Device and Threat Mitigation for Cloud adoption focusing on not just the what, but also the HOW of making the Cloud work for business. Moderated by Jim Reavis, Executive Director of the Cloud Security Alliance. You don’t want to miss this unique event!

Complimentary parking and lunch, and copies of Cloud Security Guidance 3.0 and the Cloud Control Matrix provided for attendees.

Date: Friday, September 21, 2012

Time: 11:30 AM To 1:00 PM


Renaissance Richardson Hotel
900 East Lookout Drive, Richardson, TX 75082 (map)

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ITX ASIA 2012 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

ITX ASIA 2012ITX ASIA 2012 is the first and only International Communication and Information Technology & Enterprise Resource Planning Trade Exhibition in Malaysia and will take place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 12 – 14 September 2012.

In spite of a global background of economic uncertainty, the ICT industry remains not only resilient but poised to grow. Nowhere is this growth more apparent than the dynamic Asia region. ITX Asia 2012 targets a large pool of regional enterprise, government, SMB, mobile operator and ISP buyers from throughout Southeast Asia and the Indian sub-continent – making ITX Asia a must participate event for ICT solution providers keen to further strengthen their foothold in this key region!

Organized by Business Media International with incorporation of Cloud Computing Asia 2012, Enterprise IT Awards Asia 2012, ERP Asia 2012 and ITX Asia Conference 2012 this is one event you shouldn’t miss!

CSA’s APAC Managing Director, Aloysius Cheang, will be representing CSA at this exciting event.

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CloudSec 2012 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

EMEA CongressCloudSec 2012 is a premier thought leadership and educational event for CXOs and senior managers with cloud security responsibilities in their organisations.

2012 Theme: Have A Safe Journey. “Have A Safe Journey” inspires and challenges all cloud users to embark on a safe journey to cloud computing by adopting the best practices and technologies to secure their physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures in an efficient and effective way.

CSA Co-founder and Executive Director, Jim Reavis, will be representing CSA at this event.

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CloudAsia 2012 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

CloudAsia 2012, will be a BIGGER & BETTER cloud computing event with a market-focus, industry-led agenda, organized jointly by IDA and ITM Asia. This event continues to be the only UNIQUE FORUM focusing on enterprise and telecom cloudbusiness opportunities, cloud computing marketing strategies, implementation and solutions for the Asia Pacific region. All CSA members are entitled to a 15% Discount off the Normal Rates. Please quote P21322CSA when you register.

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CSA Summit Hong Kong & Macau https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

CSA Summit Hong Kong & Macau LogoThe Hong Kong & Macau chapter is having their inaugural CSA Summit on 17 May 2012. To be held in Hong Kong’s Cyberport, this day-long Summit will be graced by the HK SAR’s government CIO, Mr Daniel Lai and will our very own Jim Reavis to provide the keynote. Mr Tim Grance, senior computer scientist from NIST USA and Mr Ken Low, chairman of CSA APAC Executive Council, will also be part of the strong line-up of world renowned speakers who will be supporting this event. An expected audience of 200 pax coming from key industry sectors such as Banking and Finance, IT & T and the SMBs are expected. For more information of the event and sponsorship opportunity, please email the chapter’s chair, Antony at antony.ma@gmail.com or the conference manager, Ping WONG at ping@isoc.hk.

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SecureCloud 2012 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

CSA Summit Hong Kong & Macau LogoSecureCloud 2012 is a premier educational and networking event on cloud computing security and privacy, hosted and organized by Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), CASED/Fraunhofer SIT and ISACA, four of the leading organisations shaping the future of cloud computing security.

SecureCloud 2012 is the only European conference to focus specifically on cloud computing security. It provides a unique opportunity for political and corporate decision-makers, CEO, CTO, CISOs, business leaders, and information security practitioners not only to learn, but also to make important global contacts and to participate in interactive strategy sessions with high level experts in cloud computing security. SecureCloud 2012 will have a special focus on the legal and policy aspects of cloud computing security.

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NaviSite NaviCloud Expo 2012 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

John Howie, CSA CloudCERT will be speaking on the “The Silver Lining in Security & Compliance” panel at NaviSite NaviCloud Expo 2012 at 10:30 -11:30am on April 5th.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. The Silver Lining in Security & Compliance
Enterprises are now discovering that they can leverage cloud services to protect their business and reduce rick more effectively than with many traditional security and hosting alternatives. This session will provide attendees a look at 7 Steps enterprises can follow to ensure a complete security and risk management plan, including how to address the increasing challenges of protecting corporate data and resources in a mobile world.

Panelists: Chris Noell, VP of Product Management, AlertLogic; Kent Welch, Director of Product Management, Courion; John Howie, Director CloudCERT, a CSA initiative; Allen Allison, Chief Security Officer, NaviSite

Additionally, the CSA Southern California Chapter will be holding it’s first meeting on Wednesday, April 4th at 5:30.

The 2 day event is free

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Inaugural SoCal (Los Angeles) Chapter Meeting https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

On Wednesday April 4th, at 5.30pm, the CSA will hold an inaugural SoCal (Los Angeles) Chapter Meeting at the NaviCloud Expo location – the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California. After the meeting, attendees are invited to attend a drinks reception, at 6.30pm. If you are interested in attending the Chapter Meeting please respond here:

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Cloud Security Alliance Summit 2012 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

The global compute utility is coming sooner than forecasted, promising to disrupt IT and information security entirely. The CSA Summit 2012 will once again rock RSA with new research and compelling keynotes from thought leaders in industry and government. Several exclusive announcements will be made at CSA Summit 2012 regarding new research, provider certification, standards and pragmatic lessons learned from leading cloud customers.

The CSA Summit 2012 provides a fantastic opportunity for you to ask questions and learn from experts who are designing and implementing cloud security technologies.

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CSA Innovation Conference 2012 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

In the spirit of the CSA Silicon Valley Chapter’s mission to foster education and transparency of emerging and innovative technologies supporting best in class solutions for Cloud Security, the inaugural Innovation Conference will gather IT architects, senior executives, start-ups, and industry leaders to discuss current challenges, best practices, breakthroughs and trends in cloud computing and security, and, most importantly, witnesses demonstrations of working prototypes (or more mature readiness levels) of new cloud-related security capabilities.

“Urgent need drives innovation, and cloud security is going to be a crucial area of both great demand and huge advancement over the next decade,” said Jim Reavis, co-founder and executive director of the CSA. “This will be the liveliest and most forward-thinking discussion on cloud security, and we look forward to bringing together innovators with end-users, investors, and thought leaders in the space at this unique event.”

The CSA Innovation Conference will have two tracks – one for applied research related to cloud computing security, and the second for demonstrating customer case studies of new, working cloud security-related software capabilities. The event will also include a ‘lightning round’ for which companies are encouraged to apply. All entries in this category will be judged on-the-spot by a panel of industry executives and venture capitalists, with a winner awarded immediately.

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Cloud Security Alliance Congress 2011 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Disney Yacht & Beach Club
Orlando, FL

In 2010, cloud computing began the shift from a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘need to understand’ technology, as the promises of cost efficiencies and agility have begun to bear fruit.

The Second Annual Cloud Security Alliance Congress, the industry’s only conference devoted to the topic of cloud security, will provide practical solutions for managing the transition to the cloud, and implementing security as a key component rather than an afterthought of this transition. It will provide insight on the models and architectures, the controls and real ‘nuts and bolts’ of what must be done to secure cloud computing. Our speakers’ roster and confirmed attendees represent the key thought leaders and stakeholders shaping cloud security. On November 16 & 17, 2011 Orlando will be the epicenter of the very real movement to secure the cloud. Please join us.

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Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

The Cloud Security Alliance Congress is a great way to reach the buyers of cloud products. For information, please contact Paul Moschella at pmoschella@misti.com or 508-532-3652.

CSA Summit Korea 2011 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

For a safe cloud we work together.

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CSA & ICS 2011 – Related Workshop: Security Parameters in Cloud Service Level Agreements https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

In this workshop, organized jointly by ENISA, CSA and OASIS, we want to identify, with the help of the audience, good-practices for SLAs that allow customers to manage the security of services, to allow them to address information security risks. It is important to stress that we will focus only on what level of security and resilience gets delivered, rather than on how it is delivered (firewalls, loadbalancers, access control lists, etc).

This workshop is a working session, in which we will agree and draft a set of best practices and/or considerations together with participants.

A preliminary agenda of topics is the following:

  • Parameters: We will go over a wide range of security parameters (e.g.reachability, through-put, QoS, e2e availability).
  • Measurement: Per security parameter we will discuss if they are suited for inclusion in SLAs, and how they can be measured by the customer, a third party or the vendor.
  • SLA building: Looking at different scenarios and business cases, we will take the security parameters and focus on how they can be integrated in different SLAs for different kind of services/custom

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CSA & ICS 2011 – International Roadmapping Session: Responses From Standards Bodies https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

Moving forward from the focus on Roadmapping, this Session looks towards the needs of policy-makers and CIOs in addressing the core issues of the Symposium, namely, standards and best practices for interoperability and trust in the Cloud. Representatives of selected standards bodies will respond to the challenges outlined in the road maps and provide further insight into their activities, as well as plans for standards in support of Cloud based services.

Topics to be covered:

  • How selected Standards bodies are addressing the needs for best practices or draft guidelines, rather than actual standards
  • The types of standards architecture that seem most relevant and useful relating to Cloud issues
  • How might new partnerships between Standards bodies [de jure, fora and consortia] develop to meet the needs identified by the Siena and similar initiatives
  • And how the industry perceives its needs.

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CSA Summit at RSA Europe 2011 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

As adoption of cloud computing accelerates, enterprises and individuals are growing keenly aware of the need to secure cloud-based applications and data. Through keynotes and panel session, the summit will provide education on the Cloud Security Alliance’s best practices for securing cloud computing, share lessons learned from real-world deployments, highlight regional activities in which participants can get involved, and provide a preview of the CSA’s EU strategy going forward.

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PCI Cloud Training https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

The first ever class dedicated to assessing and implementing PCI DSS controls in cloud computing environments covers how to think of and how to do PCI DSS in various cloud computing environments. Focused primarily on people familiar with PCI DSS, it starts from the “hype-free” cloud computing facts and then delves into key scenarios where PCI DSS and clouds overlap in the real world. You will learn where to look while assessing such environments and what pitfalls and mistakes to avoid. It will also cover the shared responsibility between service providers and merchants in implementing PCI DSS controls. Specifically, we will discuss how PCI DSS Requirement 12.8 applies to various cloud scenarios.

The class would be most useful to PCI DSS QSA, organizations offering PCI DSS consulting as well as merchants planning or implementing PCI compliance.

Register for initial course July 8, 2011 in Silicon Valley, California.

Approved CSA Partner | 3 day Course at the Alexandra Institute https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

The Alexandra Institute is an approved partner of the Cloud Security Alliance and authorized to conduct CCSK training in Scandinavia.

The course will be held in English.

Content learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to:

  • understand the cloud computing architectural framework
  • point out cloud computing security challenges
  • point out cloud computing security controls recommendation
  • pass the CCSK Exam

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CCSK Training in San Jose, California https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

On June 8 & 9, CSA will be conducting our new courses intended to assist professionals in successfully completing the CCSK examination and gaining practical hands on experience in securing cloud computing. On June 10 we will have an additional “Train the Trainer” session to assist instructors to teach the courses themselves. The courses will be taught in San Jose, California.

If you are interested in participating and potentially becoming a CSA authorized training partner, here are key dates to be aware of.

  • Event registration will be online Friday April 29 at https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/education/training/
  • Sample courseware will be available week of May 2 under NDA
  • Agreements will be available week of May 16 with terms and conditions of authorized training partners
  • Our CCSK training schedule will be posted online June 1, with the intention that partners will fulfill some of these courses
  • Training in San Jose, CA, June 8-10

Below are the course descriptions. If you are interested in receiving updates on the program over the next few weeks, let me know.

Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) – Basic, 1 day, $595 USD

Register: http://ccsk-training.eventbrite.com/

There is a lot of hype and uncertainty around cloud security, but this class will slice through the hyperbole and provide students with the practical knowledge they need to understand the real cloud security issues and solutions. The Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) – Basic class provides students a comprehensive one day review of cloud security fundamentals and prepares them to take the Cloud Security Alliance CCSK certification exam. Starting with a detailed description of cloud computing, the course covers all major domains in the latest Guidance document from the Cloud Security Alliance, and the recommendations from the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). This class is geared towards security professionals, but is also useful for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of cloud security. (We recommend attendees have at least a basic understanding of security fundamentals, such as firewalls, secure development, encryption, and identity management).

Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) – Plus, 2 day, $1195 USD

Register: http://ccsk-plus-training.eventbrite.com/

The CCSK- Plus class builds upon the CCSK Basic class with expanded material and extensive hands-on activities with a second day of training. Students will learn to apply their knowledge as they perform a series of exercises as they complete a scenario bringing a fictional organization securely into the cloud. This second day of training includes additional lecture, although student’s will spend most of their time assessing, building, and securing a cloud infrastructure during the exercises. Activities include creating and securing private clouds and public cloud instances, as well as encryption, applications, identity management and hybrid clouds. To clarify, day 1 is CCSK Basic, and day 2 are the advanced exercises.

<a href="http://www.infosec.co.uk/csalinkedin">InfoSecurity Europe 2011</a> https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/

CSA Summit within Infosecurity Europe


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https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/ Cloud Security Alliance Summit <a href="https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/rsa2010.html">at RSA Conference </a>in San Francisco https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/ Cloud Security Alliance to present keynote at <a href="http://secureworldexpo.com/events/index.php?id=250">SecureWorld Dallas</a> https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/ Cloud Security Alliance to present keynote at <a href="http://secureworldexpo.com/events/index.php?id=271">SecureWorld Seattle</a> https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/ Cloud Security Alliance panel discussion at <a href="http://www.scmagazineus.com/SC-World-Congress/section/381/">SC World Congress, New York</a> https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/ Cloud Security Alliance to present keynote at <a href="http://www.endeavourevents.com/assets/files/DEL_pdf/InfoProtect09.pdf">InfoProtect 2009, Brussels, Belgium</a> https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/ Cloud Security Alliance to present cloud threats at <a href="http://www.sourceconference.com/index.php/source-barcelona-2009">Source Barcelona</a> https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/ Cloud Security Alliance to present at <a href="http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=IDC_P17542">IDC IT Security Conference, London</a> https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/ Cloud Security Alliance to present keynote at <a href="http://secureworldexpo.com/events/index.php?id=269">SecureWorld Bay Area, San Francisco</a> https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/ Cloud Security Alliance <a href="http://events.linkedin.com/Invitation-Only-CSA-Federal-Cloud/pub/78134">Federal Cloud Security Symposium at MITRE in McLean, VA</a> https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/ Cloud Security Alliance collaborates with Burton Group on a <a href="https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/burton-csa-sig.html">Cloud Security and Identity Mgt SIG – free to CSA members</a> https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/ Cloud Security Alliance to present at Austin ISSA and ISACA https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/ Cloud Security Alliance to present at ISSA Puget Sound https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/ Cloud Security Alliance to participate in panel at <a href="http://java.sun.com/javaone/index.jsp">JavaOne, San Francisco</a> https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/ Cloud Security Alliance presents at <a href="http://www.cloudexpo-europe.com/">Cloud Computing Expo Europe, Prague</a> https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/ Cloud Security Alliance presents at <a href="http://ciso.issa.org/Events.html">ISSA CISO Forum, Chicago</a>. https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/ Cloud Security Alliance presents at <a href="http://www.gluecon.com/Glue_Home.html">Glue Conference, Denver</a> https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/ Cloud Security Alliance presents at Open Group Security Forum, London https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/ Cloud Security Alliance briefing at 2:45pm at Orange Room 131 at the RSA Conference 2009, San Francisco https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/ Cloud Security Alliance whitepaper release at RSA Conference 2009, San Francisco https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/