CSA Official Press Release
CSA Announces Asia Pacific Expansion Initiative; Announces Partnership with Trend Micro as Founding Sponsor
In Recognition of Trend Micro’s Cloud Security Leadership, CEO Eva Chen Receives the First Cloud Security Alliance Industry Leadership Award.San Francisco/CSA Summit at RSA – February 27, 2012 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704), a global cloud security leader, today announced the establishment of the CSA Asia Pacific headquarters. As founding sponsor, Trend Micro will be the first security company within APAC to chair the CSA Executive Council. Additionally, CSA has appointed Aloysius Cheang, currently our Asia Pacific Strategy Advisor, as Managing Director Asia Pacific which further underscores CSA’s commitment to the region. CSA will also be honoring Trend Micro CEO Eva Chen with the first Cloud Security Alliance Industry Leadership award for her long-standing support and significant achievements in bringing cloud security innovations to the APAC region. “The dynamism of the cloud computing market and its exponential adoption across Asia Pacific has created a growing sense of urgency among organizations to take a hard look at cloud security. Asia Pacific plays a critical role in the future of cloud computing, and a stronger physical presence for CSA in this region will help us provide greater access and support to governments, businesses and our rapidly growing members and partners in the region,” said Aloysius Cheang. “Trend Micro, a cloud-security pioneer, has been and will be a crucial partner in strengthening CSA’s presence within this region. We are pleased to have this opportunity to recognize Trend Micro’s role, as well as honor Ms. Chen for her valued support.” “We applaud and support CSA’s efforts in education and research around cloud security and are excited for this opportunity to be co-founders of the CSA APAC headquarters. Asia Pacific is an extremely heterogeneous region and standardization of data governance policies, especially for cloud environments, will be key in helping accelerate adoption of cloud computing,” said Eva Chen, CEO, Trend Micro. “I am also honoured by being presented with the CSA Leadership award, and look forward to a rewarding partnership moving into the future.” CSA currently enjoys a close following in the region with country and city-specific chapters and chapters-in-development in ten countries including Australia, China (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, New Zealand, Pakistan, and Singapore. With the new added strength and a hub presence, and the appointment of a Managing Director, CSA will now be able to offer increased support and collaboration across all key markets. Continuing on its mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing, CSA has announced a series of goals and initiatives specifically for Asia Pacific. These include:
- Selection of APAC Headquarters location, to be completed in Q2 2012.
- Engaging regional key stake holders including government, legal experts, service providers, technology providers and consumers.
- Customizing/developing relevant best practices and standards for the APAC market.
- Center of excellence for research and training.
- Establishment of global standards secretariat within APAC.
- Serving as a regional hub for corporate members looking to bridge the gap between the West and the East.
- Serving as a cloud operations magnet for corporate members and providing support for emerging growth members.
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