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Completion of the CCSK and CGC Train The Trainer courses demonstrate a superior level of knowledge of all CCSK and CGC course material and the ability to convey CCSK and CGC course concepts to others. As such CSA hereby authorizes the following instructors to deliver CCSK Foundation, CCSK Plus, and CGC courses.

Angel AlonsoCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Alonso has been working in Information Security since 2005. He is currently team leader in the GRC department at mnemonic. He is also board member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Norway. He works mainly as outsourced Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and other security management roles.

Alonso holds three master degrees. Two of them are technical, Computer engineering and Computer security; while the third one is business oriented, Executive Master of Management. He also holds several certifications as ISACA CISM and CISA, SABSA SCF, PECB ISO27001 LI, (ISC)2 CISSP and CCSP, CSA CCSK and IAPP CIPP/E and CIPM.

Dr. Lyron H. AndrewsCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Dr. Lyron H. Andrews experience spans three decades where he has worked as the network manager for the NYC Department of Education, Senior Director of IT at BMG, and Dean of Technology for BNY Mellon’s cloud platform. Over the past 20 years he has integrated cyber security management, implementation and consulting with teaching at Columbia University and other institutions in over 40 countries around the world. He is a co-author of the CISSP official student guide 5th edition released in 2018 and the CCSP 4th edition released in 2019. He serves as a facilitator for a Google K-12 think tank.

James ArlenCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

James Arlen is’s CISO bringing a mix of security and engineering background to DBaaS (database as a service). Over the past twenty plus years, James has been delivering information security solutions to Fortune 500, TSE 100, and major public-sector organizations.

James is best described as: “Infosec geek, hacker, social activist, author, speaker, and parent.” His areas of interest include organizational change, social engineering, blinky lights and shiny things. In addition to his work at, James is a Contributing Analyst at the research firm Securosis, blogger/podcaster with Liquidmatrix Security Digest, a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and is a prolific contributor to media and standards, including a lead author contribution to the Cloud Security Alliance Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Cloud Computing V4. James holds the CISSP, CISA, and CRISC security certifications.

Myriam BatistaCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Ms. Myriam Batista is the Chief Information and Compliance Officer at Reef Systems, a North Carolina-based company. Myriam has 20+ years of experience leading the implementation of cybersecurity and technology solutions in support of government agencies, educational institutions, and commercial customers. Most recently, Myriam’s focus has been on helping companies implement cloud security controls to achieve compliance with Federal Government requirements and Commercial frameworks (e.g. NIST SP 800-171, ISO 27001, CMMC, etc.). Myriam has experienced the evolution of cloud computing throughout her career, and understands the value that a proper cloud implementation brings to an organization. Myriam has extensive expertise as an Adjunct Professor and Instructor teaching professionals and adult learners, is a CCSK, ISO Lead Auditor, PMP, Cyber-AB CMMC Assessor and Instructor, and holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics/Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Myriam is fluent in Spanish.

​Roberto BonalumiCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Roberto Bonalumi is a freelance electronic engineer with 20 years of experience in information technology and security. He developed his experience in several consulting companies and with customers in financial and telecommunication industries, working as a technical specialist and as a PM for many security projects.

He is also an (ISC)2 CISSP official trainer, co-founder and director of (ISC)2 Italy Chapter, member of CSA Italy Chapter and member of Digital Forensics Alumni association.

Sarbojit BoseCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Sarbojit Madhab Bose is a seasoned Information Technology security professional with a rare combination of over 30 years of experience. He has had the opportunity to work with Program and Project Delivery, Service Transition and Operation, Application Test and Implementation, Compliance and Quality, and Cybersecurity.

He is a self-employed professional trainer with expertise in the areas of Project and Product Management, Information Technology/Cyber/Cloud Security, Data Privacy, and Governance, Risk and Compliance. Along with CCSK, he is a certified PMP, PRINCE2, ITILv4, Cyber RESILIA, DevOps, DevSecOps, DevOps Leader, SRE, CTF, CASM, CISA, CRISC, CISM, CSX, CISSP, CIPT, PDPA and PDPP, SG.

Guillaume BoutisseauCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Guillaume’s experience encompasses technical hands-on, project management and architecture roles in the media, television, and advertising industries, for various small and large companies.

He’s worked on cloud migration and transformation projects for the last 5 years, and has developed a strong expertise in the technical, business and security aspects of cloud computing.

Guillaume holds CCSP, CCSK v3, CCSK v4, Togaf and AWS certifications and he can deliver Cloud Security training in English and in French.

Jon-Michael BrookCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Jon-Michael C. Brook, Principal at Guide Holdings, LLC, has 20 years of experience in Information Security with such organizations as Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Booz Allen Hamilton, Optiv Security and Symantec. Mr. Brook's work traverses the government, financial, healthcare, gaming, oil and gas and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Brook obtained a number of industry certifications, including CISSP and CCSK, has patents and trade secrets in intrusion detection, enterprise network controls, cross domain security and semantic data redaction. He has spoken at numerous events, including the Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE), Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Congress, IAPP Privacy Conferences and DoD Cyber Crime Conference. Additionally, Mr. Brook has contributed to a number of CSA projects over the past six years, and currently co-chairs the CSA Top Threats and Cloud Broker Working Groups. He holds a BS-CEN from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of South Florida.

Contributions: Top Threats Working Group co-chair, Cloud Broker Working Group co-chair and contributor to several additional working groups. Certified Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge+ (CCSK+) trainer and Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) reviewer.

Fernando CarrilloCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Fernando Carrillo is Program Director of Cloud Security Alliance - Chapter Perú, has a Master's degree in Information Technology Management from the Rey Juan Carlos University of Spain and is an Official Trainer of the main clouds in the market: AWS and Microsoft.

He currently works as a Cloud Manager in a leading financial firm. Fernando has given conferences on Cloud and Cloud Security issues in various Universities and companies and has various certifications in: AWS, Azure, Huawei Cloud, Alibaba among others.

Jan CarrollCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Jan Carroll is a respected cybersecurity expert, lecturer, course creator and founder of Fortify Institute. Her passion for closing the cybersecurity skills gap, especially for women and underrepresented groups, extends to cloud security. She actively participates in the cloud security community in Ireland. Jan is a dedicated member of the infosec community, lending her expertise to various organizations such as Cyber Ireland, CompTIA Trainers Network, and ISC2. Her contributions to education and mentorship have earned her accolades. Jan holds an MEd in Adult Education and an MSc in Applied Cyber Security, always keeping herself updated with the latest advancements in a rapidly evolving industry. Jan is a PECB Certified Trainer and PECB Certified ISO/IEC 2700 Lead Implementer.

Peter CheungCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Peter is a co-founder of Hatter, a Hong Kong-based security education provider. He conducts a wide range of security trainings from general security awareness to cloud security. Peter has extensive experience in Information Technology Security. He has worked with various organizations, ranging from local data centers to national consulting firms and multi-national corporations. Peter is also an (ISC)2 CISSP official trainer, an Alibaba Cloud Security instructor, a co-founder of Honeynet Project Hong Kong Chapter, and a member of Professional Information Security Association in Hong Kong.

Peter van EijkCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Dr. Peter van Eijk is one of the world's most experienced cloud trainers. He offers CCSK as an instructor-led online course, as well as in-person. He is an authorized CSA CCSK (since 2011) and (ISC)2 CCSP trainer with a passion to make you more effective in your work.

Imre FarkasCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Imre has been working with IT and information security since 2000, and has a broad experience in cybersecurity, data protection, IT management, risk management, operations, development and business continuity and cloud governance. He has many years of international security management, project management, consulting and auditing experience working at multinational companies. Currently a consultant, where he has participated in and led complex projects around Europe and the Middle East as well. He holds a degree in economics and certifications MCSE, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CGEIT and CCSK, also ISO27001LA. Imre is the author of ‘Zero Day – Zero Budget’, a book about information security management, that goes beyond standards.

Moshe FerberCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Moshe Ferber is a recognized industry expert and popular public speaker, with over 20 years’ experience at various positions ranging from the largest enterprises to innovative startups. Currently Ferber focuses on cloud security as certified instructor for CCSK & CCSP certification and participate in various initiative promoting responsible cloud adoption.

Ferdinand FongCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Mr. Fong graduated from the University of Auckland with a degree in Bachelor of Science (Physics). He brings with him over 20 years of global experience in Engineering, Manufacturing, Project Management and Global Business Development. Leveraging on his experience, he made a move to the Fintech industry in 2019, managing the migration of payment platform for a client in Hong Kong. And has recently added Cloud Security and Cybersecurity to his portfolio of expertise. He is an authorized CSA CCSK instructor as well as a holder (ISC)2 CISSP.

Abhinav GoyalCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Abhinav Goyal is an auditing and risk consulting expert with over 14+ years of experience with top investment banks and the Big 4 professional services firms. Based in London, he has worked across the organisation's three lines of defense, specializing in technology risk and controls. Abhinav has served in multiple roles as IT Internal & External Auditor, Cloud Security Consultant, Information Security Manager.

With an MBA in Finance and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering with CISA/ CISSP/ ISO 27001 LA, Abhinav also has certifications like CISM, CRISC, CCSK, AWS CCP, Azure Fundamentals to his credit. He is a professional and an approved instructor for Information security/ IT Auditing/ Cyber and Cloud security courses.

Yogesh GuptaCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Yogesh Gupta is a Senior Security Architect (Cloud & Digital) based in Dubai, UAE. He has 18+ years of cumulative and global experience in infrastructure, information and cloud security. After having worked in Corporates in his early career, he has established a successful cyber security firm in Bangalore, India & UAE in the year 2011 and worked with multiple clients across India. Middle-East, Africa, US and Australia. His current work area includes security assessment of cloud infrastructures and designing cloud security solutions. He holds CISSP, CCSP, CCSK, AWS & Azure Architect and various other vendor certificates. He is a regular writer / blogger on various cloud security subjects. His current area of interest are Zero Trust Architecture and DevSecOps.

Slawomir HessCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Slawomir Hess (MBA, CISSP, CISA, CCSK) is a distinguished Cloud Security Consultant, Architect, Auditor, and Manager with an extensive background spanning over 20 years. His remarkable expertise in cloud security and cybersecurity has been honed through experience in global financial institutions, software houses, retail companies, and big4.

He is not only passionate about cloud and security but also dedicated to educating and empowering others in these fields. As an educator, Slawomir conducts training sessions, workshops, and speaks at industry events to share his expertise. He equips teams and individuals with industry insights, practical strategies, and best practices.

Dr. Ricci IeongCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Dr Ricci Ieong is the principal consultant of eWalker Consulting (HK) Ltd. and has over 20 years of industry experience in information technology, as well as more than 17 years of experience in IT security, where he specializes in security risk assessment, IT audit, penetration testing, and computer forensics investigation. He is the former vice chairman of professional development of Cloud CSA (HK & Macau Chapter) and has served on the CSA Cloud Incident Response Working Group. He is an active speaker at numerous security events, including CSA summits, in Hong Kong and throughout APAC, as well as being a qualified Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) instructor and grandfathered to teach the Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK). Additionally, he is an adjunct assistant professor at a Hong Kong university, a program director in HKUSpace for the Digital Forensics Diploma course, and an authorized ISC2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP).

Vana KhuranaCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Vana Khurana is Board Member and Director of Training at Cloud Security Alliance Delaware Valley Chapter. She also has a day job as Cloud Security Architect at a leading financial firm. In addition, she is a speaker, a mentor, and influencer and Professor Adjunct at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She holds CCSK, CCSP, CISSP, GSEC, AWS Architect, and TOGAF certifications. She loves the economy and growth of the public cloud and its contribution to the world!

Rajeev KumarCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Experienced Information Security Consultant & Senior Corporate Trainer; With a demonstrated history of working in Security World for Various Organization in Security Testing & Management. Skilled in VAPT, Governance, Compliance, Cloud & Infrastructure Risk Management with Firewall Architecture (CHECKPOINT,PALO-ALTO, FORTIGATE) in depth Knowledge both implementation & Troubleshooting. Active Directory, Windows Server, Operating Systems, and Networking. Strong human resources professional with a Master's degree focused in Computer Software Engineering.

Adrian LaneCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Adrian Lane is a principle with research firm Securosis, and developer with cloud security firm DisruptOps. Adrian has over 25 years experience in data security and software development. Prior to joining Securosis, Adrian served as the CTO/VP at companies such as IPLocks, Touchpoint, CPMi and Transactor/Brodia. Presently Adrian focuses DevSecOps and Cloud security, performing cloud security audits, training and building solutions for secure cloud deployments.

Adrian is a Computer Science graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with post-graduate work in operating systems at Stanford University.

Terumi LaskowskyCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Terumi is an independent IT security consultant, technical instructor, and prior Military Police officer with over 25 years of experience in IT and IT security. She headed the consulting teams at Symantec and RSA Japan and managed IT for several financial companies in Japan. Her current customers include Fortune 500 companies, government, and defense organizations in the US, Japan, Europe, and the Far East. She is certified in CISSP, CCSP, CCSK, CEH, CCNA, Security+, Network+, Scrum Master, and others. She enjoys learning and teaching emerging technologies, and her current interests are Cloud Security, DevSecOps, and Blockchain trust and security.

Ian LoeCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Ian has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry with wide industry experience spanning public sector to financial services. He has deep knowledge in both infrastructure and application security with deep expertise in governance and security technologies.

Today Ian is the SVP of Cybersecurity in a large conglomerate and responsible for the management of cybersecurity in the group. He has held other senior appointments such as Director, Government Cybersecurity Operations and was responsible for managing cybersecurity operations for the whole of government in Singapore, which includes the monitoring of and response to cybersecurity incidents.

Louis LyonsCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Lou is a seasoned security professional who has led government IT and Security programs for the Department of Veterans Affairs; Department of Transportation/National Highway Transportation Safety Administration; the Department of the Air Force and the Department of the Army.

He has led Global Security programs in the commercial world as the Manager, Information Security Operations, Sr. Manager, Global Information Security and the Director, IT Security & Compliance in Ohio. He is a retired Master Sergeant with the U.S. Air force who worked as an IT Manager, Computer Security Officer, Director of Quality Assurance and Logistics Support, Avionics Maintenance Manager & Airborne Systems Engineer (ASE) Trainer/Examiner in Electronic Warfare, Intel & IT.

He has experience in IT & Security Strategy, IT & Security Operations, Data Center Management, Policy & Compliance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Building a program from the ground up, Identity & Access Management (IAM) and ERP Security.

Lou earned his MBA in Information Security Management - Cyber Security from Jones International University and his BS in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland University College. He is currently the Founder/CEO for Shadow Rabbit Cyber, CISO for ReynCon Security and Vice-President for the Cloud Security Alliance, Ohio River Valley Chapter.

He supports the community by participating as a volunteer with Royal Rangers as a Commander with his local church. His certifications include: CISSP, CCSK+, PMP, MCSE, MCDBA, A+, Net+, Security+ and certifications from the Department of the Army and Department of Veterans Affairs.

Ben MalisowCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Ben Malisow has been working in the security, information, and information security fields for over 25 years. He has provided consulting and training services to federal agencies, multinational businesses, and international clients, as well as publishing a variety of works for the industry (including the official CCSP Study Guide and Practice Tests books). He has also taught at the junior high, high school, college, and university levels. You can find continual updates to his work on his blog and podcast at

Mohamed MalkiCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Mohamed Malki is an active member in Colorado cyber security community and global contributor to cyber security trainings and certifications. Mr.Malki is CISSP-ISSEP, CISA, CISM, CEH, Triple AWS Certifications (Arch, Dev, and Pract) , CSA CCSK, ISC2 CCSP, CompTIA Cloud+ and CSA+ Subject Matter Expert (SME). Mr. Malki is the director of enterprise security architecture and HIPAA officer with Colorado Governor Office of IT. Mr. Malki is the chairman of OIT Cloud Computing Governance Community with task to coordinate and collaborate cloud services consumption throughout the enterprise. Mr. Malki holds masters in electrical and computer engineering.

Ramiah MarappanCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Ramiah Marappan has thirty (30) years’ experience and expertise in Information Security Consulting, Design, Development and Operations, Security Risk Assessment, Policy Development and Implementation, Security Operations, Infrastructure Design and Operations and Training. Delivered consulting, design and build engagements for Financial Institutions, Government, Manufacturing, Retail, Academic Institutions, Telecom, Commercial and Aviation in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe regions. Has also ten (10) Teaching experience in Information Security, Networking and Data Centre Operations, DevOps, Privacy and Cloud. He also participates in ISO ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 committee as a subject matter expert. His certifications include CISSP, CISA, CCSK, CBSA, DevOps, DevSecOps certifications.

Rich MogullCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Rich is the VP of Product for DisruptOPS and Analyst and CEO of Securosis. With twenty years of experience in information security, physical security, and risk management, Rich is one of the foremost experts on cloud security, having driven development of the Cloud Security Alliance’s V4 Guidance and the associated CCSK training curriculum. He is a prolific writer and featured speaker at the security industry’s largest events, including RSA and Black Hat. Rich was previously a Research Vice President at Gartner on the security team and co-chair of the Gartner Security Summit.

Masahiro MorozumiCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Masahiro Morozumi is the executive director of CSA Japan Chapter. He is a founding member of CSA Japan Chapter. He has been working for information security, and founded his own consulting firm back in 2014 with the aim to promote Cloud adoptionproviding consultation to SMEs on how to move to Cloud securely. He also participates in different CSA research and works to promote adoption of CSA’s best practices in different Cloud based technologies. Especially for contributing themapping to CCM, joining to translate CSA documents to Japanese, like CSA guidance, CCM, STAR and IoT.

In addition to the experience of information security, he has an engineering experience for UNIX operating system and Oracle database. He also graduated from The University of Electro-Communications with a Master in Management Engineering.

Responsible for translation of CSA research artifacts in Japanese; they include:

  • Top Threats to Cloud Computing The Egregious 11
  • Guideline on Effectively Managing Security Service in the Cloud
  • Using Blockchain Technology to Secure the Internet of Things
  • Code of Conduct for GDPR Compliance
  • The Treacherous 12 – Top Threats to Cloud Computing + Industry Insights
  • Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing v4.0
  • Identity and Access Management for the Internet of Things

Contributions: Member of CCM, IoT and Guidance Working Groups; contributor to ISO27017 mapping to CCM; managed CSA Japan Summit and Congress; served as Executive Director of the CSA Japan Chapter.

Roc PaezCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Roc Paez is a professional, career instructor and course developer, teaching and developing technical courses in the IT industry for over 34 years, the last 26 years with HP/HPE Education. Roc specializes in taking complex IT topics and making them simple and easy for students to understand. Roc teaches on a variety of subjects, including multiple Security courses and their applications within DevOps, ITIL, and IT4IT environments. Students consistently compliment Roc’s delivery style, saying his courses are the best they’ve ever taken.

Van PaschalisCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Van graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering as well as his MBA. Working for one of the largest distributors in the country, he was put in charge of the UNIX program. As Microsoft started propagating throughout the world and in corporate environments, Van earned his certifications with Microsoft. Traveling extensively, he’s worked with companies such as Nortel, Avaya, Lucent, and HP. For the last 19 years, Van has been working as a Senior Technical Instructor for The Learning Center, Las Vegas’ premiere IT Training Company. He also holds certifications in CompTIA’s Security+, Cloud+, and CASP+ along with the Cloud Security Alliances’ CCSK.

Eliza PopaCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Eliza Popa is an information security consultant, auditor, and training instructor with over 14 years in IT digital transformation and over 9 years in information security. She worked with Vauban (Inetum) for 3 years during which she managed the information security compliance and has delivered information security consulting and auditing services to Fortune 100 companies in the financial services sector. She also worked with DTS Solution (2 years) and Innovative Solutions (1 year) during which she provided information security consulting and auditing services to Fortune 100 companies in the oil and gas, and financial services, and to key government organizations. As of 2019, Eliza Popa is the Founder and Managing Director of Cyberstrat IT Consulting (Abu Dhabi, UAE), a CCSK Training Partner of CSA. Her clients are Fortune 100 companies in the computer and cloud-based technology sectors, as well as key government organizations, and providers of cloud computing and managed IT services. She is certified CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CCSK, Lead Cloud Security Manager, CDPSE, ITIL, and holds certifications on ISO 27001, ISO 27002, ISO 27005, ISO 27032, ISO 31000, and ISO 37301. As of 2019, Eliza Popa is an (ISC)2 Official Training Instructor for CISSP, a PECB Certified Trainer for 12 distinct courses related to her certifications, and also delivers custom exam prep courses for CISM and CRISC. She enjoys learning and teaching others, and offers CCSK as an instructor-led online course, as well as in-person, in English and in Romanian.

Contributions: Eliza Popa is a reviewer of the Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) in Romanian language, and a Cloud Audit Expert Group Participant as exam item writer for the Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK).

Mike RothmanCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Mike Rothman is the President of both cloud security automation company DisruptOps and information security research firm Securosis. His bold perspectives and irreverent style are invaluable as companies determine effective strategies to grapple with the dynamic security threatscape and the evolution to the cloud. Mike is one of the most sought-after speakers and commentators in the security business and published the “Pragmatic CSO” in 2007. Mike has a BS in Engineering from Cornell University and does not sleep a lot.

Graham ThompsonCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Graham Thompson has over 20 years information security experience assisting large enterprises and government agencies secure data and workloads. Dedicated to cloud security since 2010, Graham has built cloud implementation guidelines for the Government of Canada and has implemented and assessed cloud security for multiple NYSE and NASDAQ publicly traded companies in the financial, retail and telecommunications sectors. In addition to delivering awesome CCSK courses that address real-world challenges, he is an authorized instructor for both CCSP and CISSP courses by ISC2.

Ilia TivinCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Ilia Tivin (CISSP-ISSMP, CCSP, CCSK, ITIL) is a veteran information security professional with 20 years of experience in various industries, from military and intelligence, through pharmaceutical , baking, insurance, manufacturing and more... In previous roles Ilia has worked in the capacity of a Hybrid cloud architect for HPE center of excellence, and as a customer success specialist for Cisco Systems, and over the years has advised various Fortune 100 companies and trained their employees on information security.

Faisal YahyaCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

As the Chairman, CSA Indonesia Chapter, Faisal revived and reset the Chapter with new leadership. He helped to organize the second CSA Indonesia Summit in 2020 and also brought key industry players as speakers and secured two sponsors. To help IT and security professionals upgrade their skill sets in cloud security, he brought in two authorized Indonesia-based CCSK training partners.

Faisal has two decades of progressive leadership experience in Cyber Security and Enterprise Architecture. He plays an integral role in spearheading all Cloud Security, IT Infosec Strategy, Security Technology Roadmaps, Cyber Security Architecture, Incident Response Team, and Red/Blue Teaming (cross-functional team leadership – Purple teaming). Proven role model, Virtual CISO, and an engineering mentor, including university post-graduate lecturer.

Faisal engaged with the Asian IT communities by actively researching, speaking at public conferences, and advocating for better Cybersecurity. Experience in white paper development, technical presentations to clients, and technical writing. He is passionate about applying the latest technology securely and efficiently.

Rafael Wong Sze YiuCCSK Authorized Instructor Certificate

Rafael currently serves as senior consultant of eWalker Consulting (HK) Ltd. And has more than 7 years of industry experience specializing in Security Risk Assessment, IT Audit, Ethical Hacking, Penetration Test and Computer Forensics Investigation. Throughout Rafael’s career in IT security field, he has conducted numerous cloud security related training and workshop for various organization, such as Hewlett-Packard (HPE), Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and so on. Regarding to cloud assessment, Rafael has conducted corresponding security assessment and audit, including public and private cloud security review, cloud application penetration test, for various enterprises.

CGC Instructors

Jon-Michael BrookCGC Authorized Instructor Certificate

Jon-Michael C. Brook, Principal at Guide Holdings, LLC, has 20 years of experience in Information Security with such organizations as Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Booz Allen Hamilton, Optiv Security and Symantec. Mr. Brook's work traverses the government, financial, healthcare, gaming, oil and gas and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Brook obtained a number of industry certifications, including CISSP and CCSK, has patents and trade secrets in intrusion detection, enterprise network controls, cross domain security and semantic data redaction. He has spoken at numerous events, including the Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE), Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Congress, IAPP Privacy Conferences and DoD Cyber Crime Conference. Additionally, Mr. Brook has contributed to a number of CSA projects over the past six years, and currently co-chairs the CSA Top Threats and Cloud Broker Working Groups. He holds a BS-CEN from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of South Florida.

Contributions: Top Threats Working Group co-chair, Cloud Broker Working Group co-chair and contributor to several additional working groups. Certified Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge+ (CCSK+) trainer and Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) reviewer.

Brian HonanCGC Authorized Instructor Certificate

Brian Honan, CEO of BH Consulting, has over 25 years’ experience in Information Security and is one of Ireland’s foremost experts in cybersecurity. Over his long-established career, he has worked with organisations, ranging from SMEs to large, multinationals, Government departments in Ireland and the UK and Government security agencies, such as the European Network and Information Security Agency and the European Commission. He is also an appointed special advisor on Internet Security to Europol’s CyberCrime Centre (EC3). Brian regularly presents at industry conferences including the RSA Conference (Europe and US), B-Sides London, Source Conferences, Cloud Security Summit, Infosec Europe and IDC IT Security Seminar.

Neha ThethiCGC Authorized Instructor Certificate

Neha works with BH Consulting as an Information Security Analyst in Dublin, Ireland. Her role includes carrying out security assessments for cloud environments, digital forensic investigations, vulnerability assessments and conducting audits against the ISO 27001 security standard. She has contributed to published security research and white papers on cloud security. She has presented at industry events including SecureCloud 2016, B-Sides London and Source 2015. Neha has lectured on subjects like digital forensics, web development and business continuity.

Certifications achieved - AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (CSA), Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), GSEC Certified Professional (SANS), AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE), ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor.

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To become a CCSK instructor you must comply with all the following requirements:

  • Hold a CCSK certificate
  • Hold a current (currently v4) CCSK PLUS training certificate
  • Complete a current (currently v4) CCSK Train the Trainer (TTT) course
  • Pass the TTT exam
  • Maintain a current CCSK instructor certificate
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