CSA Official Press Release

Published 07/29/2014

Survey Opportunity: Cloud Usage: Risks and Opportunities

Survey Opportunity: Cloud Usage: Risks and Opportunities

From research on big data/security to detecting cloud incidents, the Cloud Security Alliance provides a wealth of data and advice on cloud security topics from its expert research and deep bench of information technology authorities. With this proposed survey, which will be circulated to IT and security professionals to estimate their respective organizations’ cloud usage, we’d like to further the discussion to the topic of what users are doing in the cloud (particularly in SaaS apps) and how that relates to what kinds of data they are using (uploading, downloading, sharing), who they are sharing with, how much and how often, and what that represents in terms of risk. Beyond raising awareness around cloud service risk, the findings of this survey are intended to provide usage intelligence that helps IT, security, and business decision-makers take action in their organization – from consolidating and standardizing on the most secure cloud services, to knowing what policies will have the most impact, and to understanding where to focus when educating users. Every day until August 8th, a repondent will be selected at random and offered a Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) exam token ($345 value). This token will allow the user to take the CCSK exam on https://ccsk.cloudsecurityalliance.org/ and earn their certificate. A link to the study material will be included. Audience: All security professionals Link: https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/surveys/cloud-usage-risks-and-opportunities/

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About Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.

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