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Cloud Security Alliance

March 16, 2016

CSA Monthly Newsletter

Welcome to the CSA Monthly Newsletter

CSA Summit San Francisco 2016 has concluded with an array of announcements and releases from the Cloud Security Alliance. This month’s newsletter features exciting news from the highly successful event. Read on to learn about other CSA Events and CloudBytes™ sessions upcoming.

Research News

Stay up to date with our latest research projects.

Cloud Security Alliance Establishes Research Fellowship Program

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced the establishment of the CSA Research Fellowship Program designation, the highest honor and distinction awarded to a CSA Research Volunteer who has demonstrated significant contributions to CSA Research. The honor aims to recognize the talented and dedicated efforts of select CSA Research Volunteers whose work has led to groundbreaking and forward-thinking advancements of the CSA.

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Cloud Security Alliance Forms Global Enterprise Advisory Board

The CSA's Software Defined Perimeter research project announced it will hold its fourth Hackathon at the RSA Conference 2016 in San Francisco, to continue to test the CSA Software Defined Perimeter Specification V.1. A top prize of $10,000 is available to the first participant to either access or disrupt a cloud-based mission critical application.

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Open Survey on Moving to the Cloud: Attitudes and Obstacles

The goal of this survey is to determine the sentiments held about moving to the cloud and determine what obstacles prevent companies from fully embracing cloud.

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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.

Cloud Security Expo

April 12-13, 2016 - London, England, UK

Cloud Security Expo is the first event of its kind in the UK, and is your only destination to meet the world’s leading suppliers to the cloud security sector, hear from the industry’s leading practitioners with CPE credits and network with thousands of your peers from across the cloud technology sector.

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CSA APAC Summit 2016

May 3, 2016 - Suntec City, Singapore

At the CSA APAC Summit 2016, co-hosted with IDA's CloudAsia, join to discuss, update, explain, clarify, and help map out your future in the Cloud.

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CSA Federal Summit 2016

May 12, 2016 - Washington, DC, USA

A world-class program of speakers and panelists will provide perspectives on the Federal cloud computing strategy, civilian and defense agency cloud security standards, and real-world implementation experience with state-of-the-art cloud security architectures.

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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.

CloudBytes with the Cloud Security Alliance CEO

March 22, 2016

The CEO of the Cloud Security Alliance, Jim Reavis, presents on current trends in cloud security.


Best Practices for Protecting Your Data in a Multi- and Hybrid-Cloud World

April 11, 2016

Learn how a comprehensive cloud data protection solution will allow you to meet your data protection and compliance requirements across your private, public and hybrid cloud environments. You’ll find ways to centralize your security controls to efficiently and effectively implement the data security solution to fit your business operational needs consistently in a multi-cloud environment.


Public, Private, Hybrid…Secure Your Cloud’s Future

April 20, 2016

The demand for business to be more agile to meet customer demands and stay competitive is driving a change in the way applications are developed, deployed, and adopted. This webinar will cover visibility, threat prevention, automation, and centralized management.


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


Recent publications from our ongoing research initiatives.

State of Cloud Security 2015

This paper seeks to view the cloud computing industry through the lens of the enterprise information security practitioner.

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‘The Treacherous Twelve’ Cloud Computing Top Threats in 2016

“The Treacherous 12 – Cloud Computing Top Threats in 2016” plays a crucial role in the CSA research ecosystem. The purpose of the report is to provide organizations with an up-to-date, expert-informed understanding of cloud security concerns in order to make educated risk-management decisions regarding cloud adoption strategies.

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Network Function Virtualization Security Position Paper

This white paper discusses some of the potential security issues and concerns, and offers guidance for securing a Virtual Network Function (NFV) based architecture, whereby security services are provisioned in the form of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs).

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