CSA Official Press Release

Published 07/28/2015

Cloud Security Alliance EMEA to Host Fourth Annual Congress

Cloud Security Alliance EMEA to Host Fourth Annual Congress

Agenda and Keynote Speakers Announced for Premiere European Cloud Security Event

Berlin, Germany – July 28, 2015 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, today announced the agenda and keynote speakers for its fourth annual Congress EMEA event which will be held on November 16th - 19th in Berlin, Germany. CSA Congress EMEA will be attended by thought leaders, policy and decision makers representing key industry organizations, cloud customers, and the R&D community.

This year’s event will feature keynote presentations by:

  • Bruce Schneier, Security Guru and CTO, Resilient Systems
  • Isabelle Falque-Pierrontin, President, The National Commission for Computing and Liberties (CNIL)
  • Professor Radu Popescu-Zeletin, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems and Member of the CSA Board of Directors
  • Pearse O'Donohue, Head of Cloud Unit at European Commission
  • Professor Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director, The European Network and Information Security Agency ENISA

Early-registration pricing is available through August 31 by visiting https://csacongress.org/event/emea-2015/#registration.

The CSA Congress EMEA represents a unique mixture of compelling presentations and topical discussions on research, development, practice and requirements related to cloud security. Attendees represent both end-user and industry viewpoints, and the event also provides networking and business opportunities. The CSA Congress EMEA will feature two tracks with one on Emerging Trends and Technologies and the other on Strategies, Governance and Risk Management. This year’s Congress event is organized in support with Fraunhofer-FOKUS.

A complete agenda for CSA’s Congress EMEA can be found at https://csacongress.org/event/emea-2015/#agenda

“While businesses are still having concerns about security, privacy and data management in the cloud, many of these concerns can be directly attributed to a basic lack of trust in cloud computing services,” said Daniele Catteddu, Managing Director, EMEA for the Cloud Security Alliance. “The past three Congress events in Europe have brought together some of the leading voices and thought leaders from across the cloud security industry. We anticipate that this year’s Congress will further build upon this growing body of knowledge and help us achieve a more trusted and secure future cloud environment.”

The CSA will also be hosting a variety of training and workshops designed for cloud security practitioners, including a Privacy Level Agreement, and Governance, Accountability and Compliance workshops, both of which will be held on Monday, November 16th.

About Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA harnesses the subject matter expertise of industry practitioners, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, certification, events and products. CSA’s activities, knowledge and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by cloud — from providers and customers, to governments, entrepreneurs and the assurance industry — and provide a forum through which diverse parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem. CSA has developed the definitive best practices for the industry, such as the “Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing”, the “Cloud Controls Matrix”, “Top Threats to Cloud Computing” and 50 other cloud security research artifacts. For further information, visit us at https://www.cloudsecurityalliance.org.


Kari Walker for the CSA
ZAG Communications
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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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