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Cloud Security Alliance

January 21, 2016

CSA Monthly Newsletter

Welcome to the CSA Monthly Newsletter

The Cloud Security Alliance Research team hopes that your new year has started well. 2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the CSA. With CSA Summit at RSA 2016 in a few weeks and other events on the calendar, we look forward to seeing you this year.

Research News

Stay up to date with our latest research projects.

CSA Survey: 64.9% of IT Trusts the Cloud as Much or More than On-Premises Solutions

Cloud Adoption does not have to mean opening up your organization to increased security risks and threats if the right policies are in place. That’s what the findings from a new Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) survey, titled The Cloud Balancing Act for IT: Between Promise and Peril, indicated when it surveyed executives and IT managers worldwide.

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Cloud Security Alliance Summit 2016 Set to Kick Off RSA Conference with “Cloudifying Information Security”

The CSA announced its preliminary agenda for CSA Summit 2016, a full-day event being held at the RSA Conference on Monday, February 29. This year’s featured keynote will be presented by Robert Herjavec, CEO of the Herjavec Group and star of ABC’s Shark Tank, speaking on Entrepreneurship in Information Security. Luis A. Aguilar, former Commissioner with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will also serve as a featured keynote at the event.

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Cloud Security Alliance Announces Formation of Australia and New Zealand Regional Coordinating Body

The CSA announced the formation of a new Australia and New Zealand (AN/Z) Regional Coordinating Body, to facilitate the growing interest in best practices for cloud security within the region.

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Learn about our research at https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/research/.

Upcoming Events

Join us in our efforts of solving critical security problems by attending the events below.

CSA Summit at RSA Conference 2016

February 29, 2016 - San Francisco, California, USA

Join us at our largest event of the year: CSA Summit at RSAC 2016. More details to come, sign up to stay informed.

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CSA Research Working Groups during RSA Conference

March 2, 2016 - San Francisco, California, USA

Learn about various CSA Research Working Groups and their current projects and initiatives.

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CSA Summit CEE 2016

March 8, 2016 - Ljubljana, Slovenia

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.

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All of our upcoming event information can also be viewed online at https://csacongress.org/events/.

Education Opportunities

Cloud Security Alliance seeks to educate and inform users and providers of cloud services.

Emerging Approaches in a Cloud Connected Enterprise: Containers and Microservice

Containers such as Docker and CoreOS Rkt deliver incredible capabilities to developers and operators and are powering the DevOps revolution in application development and deployment. With all this new found power come significant challenges and concerns. Come learn how containers and micro-services work, understand the security challenges with approach, and strategies to address the same.


Next-Gen Mobile Security: What comes after MDM?

BYOD is an adoption, not a rollout. In fact, 57% of employees refuse MAM or MDM on their personal devices. What are the drawbacks of MDM? How can your organization both drive adoption and effectively secure BYOD? In this webinar, we'll answer those questions and discuss next-generation mobile security solutions that can help secure corporate data across managed and unmanaged mobile devices.


Webinar - Making Trusted Decisions to Use the Cloud: A New Model to Succeed

You know that every decision to use the Cloud will be challenged, whether by investors, executives, customers, or members of your own team. Behind every challenge is the same question, "Can we trust the decision?" This presentation introduces a new decision model that will transform the confidence you can earn from others that your decisions are to be trusted.

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Get more information about cloud security training — including the CCSK Training Schedule at https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/education/.


Recent publications from our ongoing research initiatives.

CloudTrust Protocol Prototype Source Code

The CloudTrust Protocol (CTP) is designed to be a mechanism by which cloud service customers can ask for and receive information related to the security of the services they use in the cloud, promoting transparency and trust.

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International Standardization Council Policies & Procedures

In today’s technological environment, standards play a critical role in product development and market competitiveness. Every input, behavior, and action has both a contributory and a potential legal consequence. These procedures help protect the International Standardization Council (ISC or Council) participants and the CSA by establishing the necessary framework for a sound process.

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Cloud Computing Market Maturity

This white paper reports the results of a recent study conducted by ISACA and the Cloud Security Alliance to examine cloud market maturity through four lenses: cloud use and satisfaction level, expected growth, cloud-adoption drivers, and limitations to cloud adoption.

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Find more publications at https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/download/.