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CSA Research Update
Welcome to the CSA Research Update!
A monthly research review, and your source for the most up-to-date news on cloud computing security.

Research News

The latest news about CSA research initiatives and publications.

CSA Responds to Obama Address on Big Data  

Big Data, Big Concerns, and What the White House Wants to Do About It

The white paper offers insight into big data as it relates to the White House Big Data Report published earlier in May.

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Featured Research

CSA boasts a rapidly expanding suite of research initiatives, including 25 active work groups. We've highlighted two below.



Learn of the latest news from CSA in the APAC region. Updates include Vulnerabilities Working Group publications, support of academic research conferences, and highlights from the CSA Hong Kong and Macau Chapter.

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SAFECode and CSA Release Guidance for the Secure Development of Cloud Applications

The paper aims to provide practical secure development recommendations in the context of critical threats specific to cloud computing.

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


CSA Cloud STAR Certification
With John DiMaria, Open Certification Framework Co-chair and CloudTrust Protocol Co-Chair

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Volunteer Spotlight

Get to know your CSA community! Our dedicated volunteers make up the backbone of CSA Research.

Henry St. Andre

Henry St. Andre’s work in the IT and telecom industries dates back to the divestiture of AT&T and the creation of the competitive long distance industry. Henry spent those years in operations managing network operation centers. In 2003, Henry went to work for inContact, a cloud provider of contact center services as the Director of Operations.

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Top Downloads

Here are some of our most downloaded documents in the CSA research portfolio. Browse our full collection here.


Research Lifecycle

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Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Mobile Computing

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SecaaS Category 1 // Identity and Access Management

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Enterprise Architecture v2.0

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Featured Downloads

A few highlights from the hundreds of CSA research documents available here.


Mapping the Forensic Standard ISO/IEC 27037 to Cloud Computing

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Big Data Analytics for Security Intelligence

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Privacy Level Agreement (PLA) Outline for the Sale of Cloud Services in the European Union

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Cloud Computing Vulnerability Incidents: A Statistical Overview

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We look forward to meeting you at one of CSA's premier events.

  ASEAN Summit    

ASEAN CSA Summit 2014

June 3-4th, 2014

Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Thailand Chapter is proud to present “ASEAN CSA Summit 2014”. The ASEAN CSA Summit 2014, co-hosted together with the ASEAN OWASP Summit 2014.

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CSA Congress 2014

September 16-19, 2014

By bringing together the IAPP’s Privacy Academy and the CSA Congress this fall, we’ve broadened the educational and networking opportunities available for both IAPP and CSA members.

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