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CSA Official Press Release

Published 07/28/2020

CSA’s SECtember Experience to Provide a Month of Vital Expert Briefings

CSA’s SECtember Experience to Provide a Month of Vital Expert Briefings

CloudBytes webinar series to guide participants’ race to the cloud, offers CPE credits

SEATTLE – July 28, 2020 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the global leader of the secure cloud ecosystem, today announced the SECtember Experience (Sept. 8-25), a webinar series that will provide a preview of the top-notch content attendees can expect to receive at the in-person SECtember conference in 2021. This complimentary series is designed to guide participants in their race to the cloud, while offering the opportunity to earn CPE credits.

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations are accelerating their migration to the cloud as the optimal strategy to support a virtual workforce and enable digital transformation. From designing zero trust architectures to securing DevOps deployment pipelines to modernizing IT governance, security professionals have a tremendous need for cloud security education from trusted experts. CSA has responded to this unprecedented need with a series of webinars throughout the month of September designed to cover a range of topics critical to moving to and securing data in the cloud.

“While we will miss the opportunity to engage in person this September, it is critical that we understand the importance of this moment for our industry. Security professionals must defend against an increase in threats with flat to declining budgets while being leaders in driving their organizations to securely adopt cloud computing,” said Jim Reavis, co-founder and CEO, Cloud Security Alliance. “With this in mind, we have curated a world class program, which we are delivering in 1-2 hour interactive sessions each day. The SECtember Experience will allow participants to rapidly level up their cloud and cybersecurity knowledge with minimal disruptions to the work day.”

Among the sessions will be keynote speeches from Global 2000 security leaders, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) panels, and cloud security technology deep dives. In addition, CSA will be conducting special online versions of the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) class with instructor-led labs and the new Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) course. The SECtember Experience will also provide a preview of our highly anticipated Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) course. Participants will be treated to several surprise promotions and product giveaways.

The originally planned in-person conference was intended to highlight the nexus between the Seattle area and Cloud Computing and donate a percentage of the 2020 conference fees to Seattle Children’s Hospital. In light of the change, CSA will instead donate $5,000 directly to the hospital and encourage additional giving during the SECtember Experience.

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.