Innovation Working Group

Introduction to the Innovation Working Group

The CSA Innovation Working Group was created to foster secure innovation in information technology. Our mission is to:

  • Identify key structural issues related to trust and security that will inhibit the adoption of next generation information technology.
  • Articulate the guiding principles and objectives that IT innovators must address.
  • Help innovators incubate technology solutions that align with our principles and address the systemic gaps we have identified.

Innovation Initiative Scope and Responsibilities

The working group will be responsible for several primary tasks. These will include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Create consensus lists or security gaps existent in the industry that technology innovation shows promise to address.
  2. Communicate the availability of CSA tools to innovators.
  3. Form “task forces” of community CIOs/CISOs, mentors and thought leaders to work with specific innovators and make recommendations to them as to improve their products and/or time to market capabilities.
  4. Work with Governments, agencies, academic institutions as well as for profit entities to assist with standards and programs.

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Innovation Working Group News

September 21, 2012

Call For Speakers for Cloud Security Alliance Innovation 2013 Conference

Innovators New Cloud-related Security Technologies Invited to Submit Proposal by October 14.

July 02, 2012

Cloud Security Alliance, Esther Dyson and Amrita University Co-Chair ‘Startup Pitchfest’ at SecureIT

CSA along with Esther Dyson and Amrita University will co-chair a new Startup Pitchfest at the inaugural SecureIT Conference on the Security of Internet of Things.

February 27, 2012

CSA Launches Mobile and Innovation Initiatives at RSA

Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced two significant new initiatives for 2012, addressing growing areas of need in cloud security – mobile computing and innovation.

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Innovation Initiative Overview Powerpoint

Innovation Initiative Overview Powerpoint

Release Date: February 24, 2012

Innovation Initiative Charter

Innovation Initiative Charter

Release Date: February 24, 2012

Innovation Working Group Co-chairs

Dennis Cline

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