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CSA Official Press Release

Published 09/28/2021

Cloud Security Alliance Announces Partnership with The Demo Forum

Cloud Security Alliance Announces Partnership with The Demo Forum

SEATTLE – Sept. 28, 2021 – 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 a collaboration with The Demo Forum, an analyst-hosted, video intensive resource that features technology demos delivered by product experts, as well as discussion with the people behind the products.

“We think it is important for the community to see cybersecurity solutions in action to ensure that organizations are able to implement solutions that adhere to the best practices Cloud Security Alliance has pioneered. More information about the detailed capabilities of any technology serves the interests of all stakeholders, including those of the solution provider. The Demo Forum is comprised of trusted colleagues, and we look forward to disseminating their content to our community,” said Jim Reavis, CEO of the Cloud Security Alliance.

The Cloud Security Demo Forum kicks off with an online event on October 30, which will then be continuously available through January 2022, and will feature technology demos, executive interviews, and panel discussions. Together, this content gives users a full view of each vendor’s approach to securing their cloud deployments.

“The world is dependent on commercial entities for securing our data but baked into that scenario is a lot of positioning by vendors who are, of course, looking after their bottom line,” said Richard Stiennon, primary analyst and host of The Demo Forum series. “By providing a direct and experiential view of the products themselves, security pros can check the claims made by the vendors, ‘Does it do what they say?’ — or doesn’t it?”

The collaboration will include promotion of Demo Forum content by CSA, including content feeds into the CIRCLE community, as well as placement of Demo Forum content alongside the on-demand SECtember sessions that will be available throughout the year.

About The Demo Forum®
The Demo Forum is an analyst hosted, video intensive resource for the cybersecurity community that enables users to go behind corporate branding and hear directly from key subject matter experts within vendor organizations. Each of The Demo Forum series focuses on specific market segments within the overall market and features technology demos, analyst interviews with vendor execs, panel discussions among vendors, and special events within the larger event.

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.