CSA Official Press Release

Published 03/09/2020

CSA’s Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge Named Winner in 16th Annual Info Security PG’s 2020 Global Excellence Awards®

CSA’s Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge Named Winner in 16th Annual Info Security PG’s 2020 Global Excellence Awards®

Industry’s leading cloud certification program earned Gold

SEATTLE – March 9, 2020 – 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, announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, has named the Certificate for Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) a winner in the 16th Annual 2020 Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards®. The CCSK earned Gold in the category for Professional Certification Programs. These prestigious global awards recognize cybersecurity and information technology vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products, solutions, and services that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of security and technologies.

The CCSK is the first credential dedicated to cloud security. Called the "mother of all cloud computing certifications" by CIO.com, the vendor-neutral CCSK tests for a broad foundation of cloud security knowledge, covering such topics as architecture, governance, compliance, operations, encryption, and virtualization. It serves as the foundation for those seeking to demonstrate a deep-seated knowledge and competency with cyber, information, software and cloud computing infrastructure security. Since it was launched in 2010, thousands of IT and security professionals have upgraded their skillsets and enhanced their careers through CCSK certification.

“We are proud that Info Security Products Guide has recognized the CCSK as a winner,” said Ryan Bergsma, training director, Cloud Security Alliance. “Behind this distinguished success is our relentless drive to stay focused on the ever-growing needs of cloud security professionals and the information security industry as a whole. We believe this recognition from Info Security Products Guide further validates our commitment to the industry and their security needs.”

The CCSK exam body of knowledge is the CSA Security Guidance v4, the CSA Cloud Control Matrix and the ENISA Cloud Computing Risk Assessment report. Those interested in taking the exam can take advantage of a variety of training programs available through CSA from free self-study prep courses and self-paced online courses to in-person training sessions and instructor-led online classes. Additionally, CSA has collaborated with McGraw-Hill on the “CCSK Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge All-in-One Exam Guide.” Written by CSA-authorized trainer Graham Thompson, the book offers exam-focused coverage of the latest cloud technologies, including virtualization, governance and security. Readers receive real-world examples and best practices, online content that includes access to 120 additional practice questions, and a 10-percent discount code for the CCSK exam.

More than 35 judges from around the world representing a wide spectrum of industry experts participated in the judging process.

About the Global Excellence Awards

The Global Excellence Awards® program honors achievements in every facet of security and information technology and were created to honor and generate industry-wide and peer recognition of best companies, products, people, PR and more from all over the world.

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 www.cloudsecurityalliance.org, 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.

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