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CSA Official Press Release

Published 04/17/2017

Cloud Security Alliance Hosts Successful APAC Summit 2017

Cloud Security Alliance Hosts Successful APAC Summit 2017

Singapore – April 13, 2017 – 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 that it successfully hosted its 6th annual CSA APAC Summit in Singapore on April 10, 2017. The one-day event was attended by thought leaders, policy and decision makers representing key industry organizations, cloud customers, and the R&D community. Attendees represented both end-user and industry viewpoints. The event was a curtain raiser for IMDA’s CloudAsia 2017, April 11-13, 2017.

Keynote presentations this year featured:

  • Luciano "J.R." Santos, Executive Vice President of Research, Cloud Security Alliance
  • Ramesh Munamarty, Group Chief Information Officer, International SOS
  • Dr. Lenka Fibikova, Toxic Access Management Program Lead, Standard Chartered Bank

Key panel presentations included:

  • "Security in the Cloud: Evolution or Revolution?", with Bala Ganesh, Senior Manager - System Engineering of Ixia; Sean Lawrence, CIO of Dimension Data; Viktor Prozgay, CISO of Avaloq Sourcing Asia Pacific and chaired by John Lee, President of ISACA Singapore Chapter.
  • "Reinventing the Enterprise with Cloud", chaired by Michael Chua, Technologist and Actor, with panelists Henry Hu, Founder of VSSecurity; Lee Hing-Yan, Director of CSA and Morozumi Masahiro, Executive Director of CSA Japan Chapter.

The complete agenda for CSA’s APAC Summit can be found here.

CSA also hosted its 5th annual APAC Chapter Leadership Workshop on April 11, an annual event that provides a platform to report Chapter activities and progress and work plan for the year. Eighteen Chapters from across Asia Pacific participated in this workshop to discuss the Chapter strategies moving forward for this year. The theme for the APAC Summit was centered around securing the converged Cloud. Cloud represents the central IT system by which organizations will transform themselves over the coming years. As Cloud represents the future of an agile enterprise, new technology trends, such as Internet of Things (IoT), quantum computing, and container technologies extend the benefits of Cloud – but also create new attack vectors for ambitious and resourceful adversaries. While the conference discussed securing the converged Cloud, CSA also published a report during the conference, about the state of Cloud adoption in Asia Pacific.

State of Cloud Adoption Report 2017

Cloud computing has been marketed with its capabilities to offer flexibility, cost efficiency, data availability, easy backup and recovery for years. As Cloud slowly evolved to become an integral part of many organizations, it is without a doubt that Cloud adoption is growing significantly as with its increasing importance towards the global economy.

But blindly adopting Cloud will not grant us the desired benefits. There is a positive correlation between maximizing Cloud’s potential and the availability of in-country Cloud infrastructure. With increased adoption, the cost of using Cloud will likely be driven down. In this report, ‘Cloud Adoption in the Asia Pacific Region (APAC)’ is evaluated through examining availability and affordability. The full report can be found at

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.

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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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