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CSA Official Press Release

Published 05/12/2020

Cloud Security Alliance Announces Cyberstrat IT Consulting as the Newest Authorized CCSK Training Partner

Cloud Security Alliance Announces Cyberstrat IT Consulting as the Newest Authorized CCSK Training Partner

Training the next generation of cybersecurity professionals in the UAE

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, May 12, 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 that Cyberstrat IT Consulting LLC (Cyberstrat), which offers tailor-made advisory services, solutions, and training across the Middle East and beyond, has become an authorized Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) Training Partner.

The vendor-neutral CCSK, which was described by as the "mother of all cloud computing certifications," tests for a broad foundation of cloud security knowledge, covering such topics as architecture, governance, compliance, operations, encryption, and virtualization and serves as the foundation for those seeking to demonstrate a deep-seated knowledge and competency with cyber, information, software and cloud computing infrastructure security.

“Cyberstrat has taken proactive steps to address the skills gap in cybersecurity professionals and cloud security professionals, in particular. We recommend organizations across the United Arab Emirates and Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries encourage and incentivize current employees to be more knowledgeable in cloud security by taking advantage of the CCSK training delivered by Cyberstrat in the UAE,” said Dr. Hing-Yan Lee, Executive Vice President, CSA APAC.

“As for individuals, training and the pursuit of certificates and certifications demonstrate their interests and ability to businesses that are desperately in need of qualified cybersecurity professionals, and the Cyberstrat offering can help them start,” added Dr. Lee.

“With the advancement of local cloud service centers in the UAE and other GCC countries, there is no better time for the adoption of cloud computing and cloud-based services. Cyberstrat has identified the CCSK training course as a great place to start learning about cloud and its offering with immediate results for the benefit of individuals, client organizations, and cloud service providers,” said Eliza Popa, Managing Director, Cyberstrat IT Consulting.

Among the benefits of earning the CCSK are:

  • Proven competency in key cloud security issues through an organization that specializes in cloud research
  • Increased employment opportunities by filling the skills-gap for cloud-certified professionals
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively use controls tailored to the cloud
  • Ability to establish a baseline of security best practices when dealing with a broad array of responsibilities, from cloud governance to configuring technical security controls
  • Serves as a complement to other credentials

“In another initiative, Cyberstrat raises the awareness of government entities responsible for regulating information and communications technology (ICT) across the UAE by encouraging the adoption of CSA’s best practices and frameworks that help ensure a secure cloud computing environment for the benefit of the entire community impacted by cloud,” she added.

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About Cyberstrat
Cyberstrat is an advisory firm providing information security and business continuity advisory, solutions, and training. We deliver high-quality services and innovative solutions that reduce risk and provide resilience to critical information infrastructure across Local and Federal Government, ICT including CSP, and Energy sectors. We also supply the professional market with certified training aiming to upskill individuals entering the profession, as well as existing employees working in the realm of information security including cybersecurity, cloud security, and business continuity. For further information, visit us 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, 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.