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CSA Research Update
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Research News

The latest news about CSA research initiatives and publications.

CSA Seeks Data Privacy Experts  

Cloud Usage: Risks and Opportunities Survey

​This survey will further the discussion about what users are doing in the cloud and how that relates to what kinds of data they are using, who they are sharing with, how much and how often, and what that represents in terms of risk.

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More News From CSA Research

Survey Opportunity: Security as a Service Categories

Upcoming Webinar: Triaging the Cloud

Cloud Security Alliance Releases Update to Software Defined Perimeter (SDP)


Featured Research

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


Hong Kong SME Cloud Adoption and Security Readiness Survey

The Internet Society Hong Kong and Cloud Security Alliance, with the sponsorship from Microsoft, jointly conducted the first Hong Kong SMEs Cloud Readiness Survey.

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SPECS - Secure Provisioning of Cloud Services based on SLA management

A new project from CSA Europe that provides comprehensible and enforceable security assurance by CSP’s is a critical factor to deploy trustworthy Cloud ecosystems.

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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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Triaging the Cloud

Join Cloud Security Alliance Chief Operating Officer, John Howie, Pandora Director of Information Security, Doug Meier, and Netskope Chief Scientist, Krishna Narayanaswamy.

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Sean Cordero

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

Sean Cordero

Mr. Sean Cordero, CISSP, CISA. CRISC, CISM, is the chair of the Cloud Security Alliance’s Cloud Controls Matrix where he works alongside other industry thought leaders to drive the development of security standards for cloud computing.

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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.


SDP Specification v1.0

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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    

EMEA Congress 2014

November 19-20th, 2014

The Cloud Security Alliance EMEA Congress 2014 is now in production. Please register your interest to be notified when then agenda is released.

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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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