Membership

Make your journey to the cloud with Cloud Security Alliance!

CSA's activities, knowledge and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by cloud - from providers and customers, to governments, entrepreneurs and the assurance industry - and provide a forum through which diverse parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem.

We offer different membership plans to fit your organization.

Choose your own to discover the benefits.

Interested in an Individual Membership?

Individuals with an interest in cloud computer and expertise to help make it more secure receive a complimentary individual membership based on a minimum level of participation. If you are interested in becoming a member, apply to join our LinkedIn Group. You can learn about our activites research projects and volunteer to help here.

Corporate Membership for Enterprises

At any stage of your transition to a cloud environment, CSA can guide and support you by giving you valuable tools and information to get the most out of your investment. As an Enterprises Corporate Member you can help shape the future of IT, learn how to manage your provider relationships, and ensure you are part of the important work of securing the cloud ecosystem.

ASK THE EXPERT

  • On the CSA Website

ISC COUNCIL

  • Membership in CSA's International Standardization Council

ENTERPRISE USER COUNCIL

  • Participate in research advisory activities
  • Receive briefings from top industry experts

CloudCISC THREAT INTELLIGENCE EXCHANGE

  • 2 complimentary seats

WORKING GROUPS

  • Join private working groups, such as Financial Services
  • Eligible to chair working groups

CSA STARWatch SaaS TOOL

  • 3 complimentary seats in CSA's SaaS app, to help organizations manage compliance with STAR requirements

CERTIFICATION & TRAINING

  • Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) 8 free tokens
  • Optional CCSK and Cloud Control Matrix (CCM) Training

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Benefits of Corporate Membership for Enterprises

Ask the Expert
The "Ask the Expert" program offers you an annual opportunity to seek private, vendor-neutral advice from one its subject matter experts. The recommendation is provided via a confidential online forum and can address your tactical cloud security questions, discuss broader security issues, or even help you develop a high-level cloud strategy.

Enterprise User Council
The Enterprise User Council (EUC) is reserved for enterprise users to discuss strategic concerns and collaborate on possible solutions on a monthly basis. Your enterprise's subject matter experts are invited to advise CSA on its research and education roadmaps by suggesting pertinent topics. The Enterprise User Council receives valuable thought presented exclusively to this group by some of the top industry experts.

Working Groups / CSA Research
Your enterprise employees' engagement in conducting CSA research helps build their expertise, while also ensuring that your organizational requirements are addressed in evolving best practices and standards for the cloud.

Direct connection to CSA research analysts. Our analysts can not only assist you in your use of CSA research tools to provide assurance and security in your private and public cloud systems, but they can also facilitate your access to key industry experts who are leading CSA's research activities.

Certification & Training
8 free test tokens for CSA's Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) ; optional training available for CCSK and Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM)

Having employees on your staff with expertise in cloud security helps ensure your enterprise is reaping the maximum benefit from the cloud while protecting one of your most valuable assets - your data.

CSA STARWatch SaaS Tool
3 complimentary seats

STARWatch is a SaaS application to help organizations manage compliance with CSA STAR (Security, Trust and Assurance Registry) requirements. STARWatch delivers the content of the Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) and Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) in a database format, enabling users to manage compliance of cloud services with CSA best practices.

CloudCISC Threat Intelligence Exchange
2 complimentary seats

CSA corporate members receive two complimentary seats for the CloudCISC (Cyber Incident Sharing Center) threat intelligence exchange. The CloudCISC platform provides members the ability to readily and anonymously submit cyber incident data - including indicators of a possible attack when they are first detected. Members can also quickly and anonymously collaborate with other members on attack mitigation and solutions.

ISC Council
As a member, your company may provide an expert to sit on CSA's council focused on managing relationships with the standards bodies, thereby influencing future roadmaps for cloud technology and assurance.

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Corporate Membership for Solution Providers

The cloud market is huge and growing daily. You know that your company has a lot to offer, not only in providing services but also in guiding the direction of the industry. Educate potential users and other stakeholders about your company, showcase your own expertise and good practices to a global marketplace.


Zhexuan Song, VP Strategy and Business Development, IT Product Line, Huawei

Zhexuan Song on CSA Corporate Membership
"We are honored to become an executive corporate member of CSA. Huawei is an active member of more than 150 standard organizations and joining CSA is part of our commitment to developing an open, collaborative and secure ecosystem. Huawei join CSA in 2012. In the past five years, Huawei contributed to several working groups."  Read the full transcript

"We are the main contributor of a white paper called “Mitigating Risks in a Virtualized System”. We helped to develop an ISO/IECJTC1 virtualization security standard on behalf of CSA. We worked with other members to advance innovation efforts in cloud component specification working group and cloud security service management working group to ensure that cloud users have confidence of the safety of their data in cloud. Huawei has a team of over 10,000 technical experts in IT R&D facilities around the world.

Through collaborating with leading universities, technology institutes and other industry players, Huawei is able to provide reliable IT products and solutions that help costumers enhance competitiveness and achieve business success in the cloud age. Huawei supports several public cloud instances such as the Open Telekom Cloud in Germany, CTC public cloud in China and Telefónica public cloud in Latin America. The top concern of our customers is about security. We will apply CSA standards and innovative new approaches in those public clouds to better protect our users. Huawei is looking forward to sharing our experience with other members and working with them to build a more secure cloud in the future. Thank you very much."

CORPORATE MEMBER LISTING

  • On the CSA Website

ISC COUNCIL

  • Membership in CSA's International Standardization Council

WEBINARS & EVENTS

  • Exclusive opportunities to sponsor and present at CSA's events & webinars worldwide

CCSK TOKENS

  • 2 complimentary tokens

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP COUNCILS

  • Access to corporate membership councils

STARWatch LICENSE

  • Free STARWatch license, CSA's SaaS app, to help organizations manage compliance with STAR requirements

STAR PREFERRED

  • Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR) preferred listing and discounts

COLLABORATION

  • Collaboration opportunities with CSA experts

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Benefits of Corporate Membership for Solution Providers

Free STARWatch License
STARWatch is SaaS application to help organizations manage compliance with CSA STAR (Security, Trust and Assurance Registry) requirements. STARWatch delivers the content of the Cloud Controls Matric (CCM) and Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) in a database format, enabling users to manage compliance of cloud services with CSA best practices.

Certification & Training
2 free test tokens for CSA's Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) ; optional training available for CCSK and Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM)

Having employees on your staff with expertise in cloud security helps ensure your enterprise is reaping the maximum benefit from the cloud while protecting one of your most valuable assets - your data.

ISC Council
As a member, your company may provide an expert to sit on CSA's council focused on managing relationships with the standards bodies, thereby significantly influencing future roadmaps for cloud technology and assurance.

Corporate Membership Councils
Solution Provider Council (SP), which is focused on marketing and educational events, and the SME Council, in which your company’s subject matter experts are invited to advise CSA on its research direction by suggesting pertinent topics and participating actively to research.

International Standardization Council - Your company may provide an expert to sit on CSA’s council focused on managing relationships with standards bodies, thereby greatly influencing future roadmaps for cloud technology and assurance.

CSA Corporate Member Logo
Use of the CSA Corporate Member logo in your collateral material and on your website, to further make your company known as a thought leader that is shaping the cloud industry.

Cloud CISC
CloudCISC (Cyber Incident Sharing Center) is an operational threat intelligence exchange, powered by CSA partner TruSTAR. CloudCISC allows anonymized sharing of security incidents and private collaboration between the exchange members. CloudCISC provides a rich source of security incident information which can complement your security solutions and enhance your security incident response functions. Corporate Members receive two free licenses to the CloudCISC platform.

Corporate Listing on the CSA Website
Showcase your logo and corporate profile on one of the industry's most highly trafficked sites dedicated to the cloud computing issues.

STAR Preferred Listing and Discounts
Enterprise users widely consult STAR for discovering information about the security practices of cloud providers they wish to use. STAR includes both a free Level One self-assessment and level Two - third-party asessment options. All corporate members receive a 20% discount on the listing fee for the Level Two Certification and Attestation. Use STAR and corporate membership to maximize public notice of your company's good cloud security practices.

Webinars and Events
Receive exclusive and unique sponsorship opportunities for CSA conferences, which draw a diverse array of cloud stakeholders and media. Past luminaries at CSA events have included CEOs with major cloud providers, information security leaders. Global 2000 CISOs and even the White House.

As a thought leading organization in a highly sought-after feild, CSA is frequeently asked to provie speakers to industry conferences. CSA often recommends its corporate members for such opportunities - a further opportunity to raise your company's profile. Through CSA's webcast channel, CloudBytes, you can showcase your SMEs and introduce your company to a large, diverse audience. In addition, your SMEs may be asked to respond to the many requests CSA receives from media representatives for quotes, statics and opinions on cloud issues.

Free Access to CSA Experts
If your company is sponsoring a webcast, CSA can provide noted industry experts to be part of your speaker roster and will also help you promote the event. If you are hosting a local marketing or educational event you may wish to consider making CSA part of the theme: we can help promote the event, provide slide decks and recommend regional speakers. CSA can also provide assistance for your news releases and white papers. As a solution provider, you can request quotes from CSA experts and cite CSA research (with attribution).

Participation in CSA's Social Media Activities
CSA's blog features cloud industry leaders and syndicated select entries from other information security sites. Become a part of this valuable thought exchange by submitting your own entries or cross-posting from your own corporate blogs. When you couple that with an announcement of your posting to the CSA LinkedIn group, you double your company's exposure. You can als request to tweet relevant news, blog postings, and more by sending a request to the Twitter account @cloudsa - another opportunity to reach global audience.

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