(ISC)² and The Cloud Security Alliance Expand Cloud Security Offerings to their Memberships Arrow to Content

Orlando, FL – October 12, 2011 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and (ISC)², the world’s largest information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP®, today announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to benefit members of both organizations who are looking to expand their knowledge and expertise in the cloud and broader security areas.

Under the MOU, members of both organizations will benefit from the relationship by gaining access to best practices offered by each organization and joint professional development opportunities such as registration discounts off of each organization’s events.(ISC)2members will receive a 10 percent discount off of the upcoming CSA Congressevent being held in Orlando, FL on November 16th and 17th, and CSAmembers will receive discounts off of (ISC)²’s Security Leadership events and annual Security Congress.

“We are pleased to be collaborating with (ISC)2to offer our members access to a growing knowledge base and suite of education opportunities,” said Jim Reavis, co-founder and executive director of the Cloud Security Alliance. “In addition, we encourage all security professionals to take a closer look at the CSA’s Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) certificate, whichcan demonstrate that they have a strong foundation and understanding of key information security concepts and the ability to apply these concepts toward cloud computing security.”

“Security in cloud environments continues to be a top priority for our members and their organizations,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)². “The CSA has done a tremendous job in driving awareness for cloud security issues. Our relationship allows us to meet the ever-evolving needs of the security workforce by giving professionals access to knowledge, tools and resources that help them tackle threats posed by pervasive technologies such as cloud computing.”

About (ISC)²
(ISC)²® is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide, with over 80,000 members in more than 135 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAP®), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²’s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information security topics. More information is available at www.isc2.org.

© 2011, (ISC)² Inc. (ISC)², CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, ISSEP, and CSSLP, CAP, SSCP and CBK are registered marks of (ISC)², Inc.

About the Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, visit us at www.cloudsecurityalliance.org, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.

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