CSA Official Press Release

Published 05/11/2020

Cloud Security Alliance Partners with Singapore IT Industry in Initiative to Support Continuous Education

Cloud Security Alliance Partners with Singapore IT Industry in Initiative to Support Continuous Education

Program supports, enables IT professionals with an opportunity to continue with their cloud security education while Working from Home during COVID-19 pandemic

Singapore, May 11, 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 the CSA Continuous Education Initiative, under which it has partnered with the Singapore IT industry to provide complimentary Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) Learning Management System (LMS) licenses. The partnership will allow IT professionals to continue with their learning during the COVID-19 period.

The COVID-19 outbreak has a silver lining amidst the dark clouds; it presents IT professionals who are on Work from Home (WFH) an opportunity to learn more about cloud security and better equip themselves to harness the paradigm when economic activities resume.

“During this current crisis, CSA remains committed to expanding and improving the cybersecurity workforce with leading-edge skillsets. Through this initiative, we hope that cybersecurity professionals will benefit from the CSA CCSK course and understand the importance of career planning and skills upgrading in order to strengthen their company’s security posture,” said Dr. Hing-Yan Lee, Executive Vice President, CSA APAC.

What Is CCSK?

CCSK is the standard of expertise for cloud security and provides an individual with the foundation they need to secure data in the cloud. CCSK has helped thousands of IT and security professionals upgrade their skill sets and enhance their careers by obtaining the certification. It was no surprise when the Certification Magazine listed CCSK at #1 on the Average Salary Survey 2016.

CCSK offers four methods for learning: (1) self-study; (2) LMS; (3) classroom-based; and (4) virtual instructor-led training. The classroom-based option has been suspended during this Circuit Breaker time, however, virtual instructor-led training has been available in the APAC region since April. In addition, CSA has made LMS licenses free to qualifying recipients during the COVID-19 period.

Complimentary CCSK LMS licenses will be provided to qualified recipients who are:

  • a citizen of Singapore;
  • hold an IT job role either with a service provider or end-user company; and
  • are employed by Small and Medium Enterprises (“SME”) *

* A company is considered an SME if its group annual sales turnover is not more than S$100 million or its group employment size is not more than 200 workers. (Reference: Enterprise Singapore)

Criteria 1 and 3 will be used to prioritize the applications received in the event where demand exceeds supply.

What They Are Saying

“CCSK can enhance my cloud security knowledge to better engage customers and share knowledge or provide guidance to the team in providing quality consultancy and services.” — Ham Peng Hwee, Head Access & Identity Cloud, Ensign Infosecurity

“It will equip me with security knowledge to implement projects with security in mind and ensure that our applications are secure and protect the data and information against attacks and intrusions so that we can gain the trust of customers and have more revenues.” — Tran Nam Hung, Technical Project Manager, Circles

“It will give me more in-depth knowledge of cloud cybersecurity. I can understand my client's queries and provide more alternatives for some queries and solutions. I can look for a promotion as I have more knowledge and can offer more of it in the field of job. I can also add it to my resume for future employers to recognize me for the knowledge of cloud cybersecurity.” — Lin Sen, Security Engineer, Evvo Labs

“The adoption of cloud computing around the globe been increasing for the past few years, having a vendor-neutral certification such as CCSK, demonstrated that you have the technical knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively use controls tailored to cloud computing. CCSK broadens employment opportunities and proves to employers that you possess necessary expertise to support their cloud journey.” — William Ho, Director, Apccor

About the 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. 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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