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The latest news about CSA research initiatives and publications.

CSA Seeks Data Privacy Experts  

Cloud Security Alliance Releases New Cloud Controls Matrix v3.0.1 and Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire v3.0.1

​CSA announces significant updates to two industry standards, CCM and CAIQ. CSA has completed a major milestone in the alignment between the Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing v3, CCM, and CAIQ.

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More News From CSA Research

Download: CAIQ v3.0.1 Info Sheet

Download: CCM v3.0.1 Info Sheet

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

Take the Cloud Usage Survey, Win Your CCSK

Cloud Security Alliance Publishes Guidelines for CSA STAR Attestation


Featured Research

CSA boasts a rapidly expanding suite of research initiatives, including 25 active work groups.



CSA STAR is gaining traction in APAC. With that in mind, APAC chapters have started delivery of Certified CSA STAR Auditor courses in partnership with BSI. The first class in Taiwan saw an overwhelming response with 19 attendees on the 1st July, right after a CSA STAR Awareness Seminar that drove awareness conducted on 11 June 2014. And the next class in Taiwan is scheduled during the CSA APAC Congress where a CSA Certified Auditor will be one of the workshops to be held in the week of 1-5 September.

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Group photo with all 19 course attendees



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


Triaging the Cloud
5 Steps to Putting the Cloud Controls Matrix to Work.

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Top Downloads

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


Cloud Controls Matrix v3.0.1

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Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire v3.0.1

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CCM v3.0.1 Info Sheet

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CAIQ v3.0.1 Info Sheet

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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.

  CSA APAC Congress    

CSA APAC Congress

September 1-5, 2014

CSA APAC Congress 2014 aims to broaden your knowledge about the critical role that cloud computing plays and the corresponding cybersecurity concern.

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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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  CSA APAC Summit   ASEAN Summit  


October 29-30, 2014

An opportunity for government experts, industry experts and corporate decision makers to discuss and exchange ideas about how to shape the future of cloud computing security.

For more information, contact [email protected]

EMEA Congress 2014

November 19-20, 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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