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Published 02/24/2020

Cloud Security Alliance Opens the Call for Papers for SECtember

Cloud Security Alliance Opens the Call for Papers for SECtember

Registration for leading cloud-security event opens March 16

SAN FRANCISCO – FEB. 24, 2020 – RSA CONFERENCE 2020 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, today announced the open Call for Papers (CFP) for SECtember, CSA’s signature event to be held in Seattle, Sept. 14-18, 2020. SECtember, which represents the intersection of cloud and cybersecurity, is paving the way for future industry education with a focus on the key issues and trends facing cloud and cybersecurity. The CFP is currently open through May 1.

As cloud takes over the computing technology landscape, it is fast becoming the foundation for transforming cybersecurity. SECtember is assuming the mantle to serve as the model for all future industry education, providing deep dives into technical topics such as state-of-the-art DevSecOps practices, containerization, serverless computing, and critical cloud threat vectors. Notable subject-matter experts will share their insight on a broad scope of industry topics, including global privacy strategies encompassing the General Data Protection Regulations, the California Consumer Privacy Act, and other key mandates.

“SECtember’s educational sessions will be characterized by real-world enterprise experiences delivering highly secure and mission critical cloud services. We will prioritize CFP respondents who have ‘been there and done that’ and have a strong grasp of the cloud security trends to come,” said Jim Reavis, co-founder and CEO, Cloud Security Alliance.

The annual event will offer an enhanced roster of training, including the following course line-up:

SECtember will also feature numerous opportunities to access to Seattle’s leading technology and cybersecurity companies. Executive briefings are being established for organizations and governments seeking to send delegations to maximize the benefits of this unique conference.

Early registration pricing ($995) is available beginning March 16 through May 29, after which rates will increase to $1,195 through Sept. 4. Late pricing rates of $1,495 will go into effect Sept. 5 through Sept. 18.

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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, training, 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 different parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem. For further information, visit us at, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.

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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.