CSA Official Press Release

Published 02/12/2018

Spotlight on Enterprise Grade Cloud Security at Cloud Security Alliance’s Annual CSA Summit at RSA Conference 2018

Spotlight on Enterprise Grade Cloud Security at Cloud Security Alliance’s Annual CSA Summit at RSA Conference 2018

Chief Executives from Leading Global Companies Talk Cloud as the New Dominant IT System; Registration Now Open

San Francisco, CA – February 7, 2018 – RSA Conference 2018 -- 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 for its annual CSA Summit 2018, a full-day event being held at the RSA Conference 2018 on Monday, April 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year’s event will feature a host of chief executives from multi-national enterprises, government, cloud providers and the information security industry to share the common practices that are enabling the shift to cloud as the dominant IT system.

“Today’s enterprise cloud adoption has moved well beyond early adoption to encompass a wide range of mission critical business functions,” said Jim Reavis, CEO of the Cloud Security Alliance. “Making this leap has required a transformation in both the technology of security and the mindset of security professionals. In our 9th Cloud Security Alliance Summit, we will look at successful practices across some of the most forward-thinking global brands, as well as explore new frontiers that are accelerating change in information security.”

The CSA Summit at RSA Conference 2018 will feature a number of invited keynote speakers this year including:

  • Matt Goodrich, Director for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), GSA on Lessons Learned from FedRAMP and the Future of Cloud in the Federal Government
  • Robert Palatnick, Chief Architect, Depository Trust and Clearing Corp. on What it Takes: The Right Stuff for Mission Critical Cloud Computing
  • Pete Chronis, Chief Information Security Officer, Turner on The CISOs' role in Shaping Public Policy

In addition to keynote speakers, this year’s event will also feature presentations, case studies and roundtable discussions from notable industry’s industry leaders including American Express, Albertsons Companies, CitiGroup, McAfee, Sallie Mae Corporation and Qualys on a number of important and emerging topics including the CISOs role in shaping public policy, quantum computing, General Data Protection Regulation, fog computing, blockchain, software defined security, identity and access management, and cloud breaches and threats. In addition to the presentations, the CSA will also release new research and updates on standards during the Summit. Also, new this year, the CSA Summit venue will be hosted in a larger venue, allowing for up to 1500 individuals to attend the annual sell-out event.

In addition to the Summit, the CSA will also be offering a separate Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) Training, a comprehensive one day training covering all major domains in the CSA Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing, the CSA Cloud Control Matrix (CCM), and the recommendations from the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). Details and registration information can be found at

Attendance to the CSA Summit is open and free to any individual registered as an RSA conference delegate or with an RSA Expo pass. To register visit the CSA Summit visit and use registration code X8ECLOUD for a free Expo pass or code 18UCSAFD for a $100 discount off a delegate pass. Individuals wishing to attend this event must indicate so during registration. Seating is limited and the event does reach capacity each year.

WHAT: Cloud Security Alliance Summit 2018
WHEN: Monday, April 16
8:30 am – 9:00 am: Doors Open
9:00 am – 4:00 pm: Conference Program
WHERE: RSA Conference 2018
Moscone South, Level 2, Room 208
Free Conference Expo Pass Code: X8ECLOUD
Discount Delegate Pass Code: 18UCSAFD
MEDIA REGISTRATION: [email protected]

Members of the media and analyst community interested in attending the event should contact [email protected] for more information, to receive press credentials and to schedule pre-event or onsite interviews with CSA leadership, working group chairs and conference speakers.

Cloud Security Alliance Congresses and Summits continue to be the industry's premier gathering for IT security professionals and executives who must further educate themselves on the rapidly evolving subject of cloud security. Attendees will gain exposure to industry-specific case studies that will help them learn and leverage best practices used by their peers in moving to a secure cloud.

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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.

For press inquiries, email Zenobia Godschalk of ZAG Communications or reach her by phone at 650.269.8315.