CSA Official Press Release
Troy Leach, Data Security and Standards Advocate, Joins Cloud Security Alliance as Chief Strategy Officer
Leach will bring his expertise to bear through on external engagements, corporate initiatives
SEATTLE – Aug. 2, 2022 – 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 Troy Leach has joined CSA as Chief Strategy Officer, reporting to the offices of the CEO and President. The announcement comes five months after Leach joined CSA as Security Executive in Residence.
In addition to focusing on corporate strategy, Leach will bring forward his expertise through his leadership of a variety of external engagements and corporate initiatives surrounding the financial services and payment industries, cryptocurrency as well as related government activities. Additionally, he will act as a CSA featured speaker at various industry events.
“Troy joined the Cloud Security Alliance in March in an advisory capacity. After spending a few stellar months with us, I am pleased that he has agreed to jump in with both feet and join the CSA team full-time,” said Jim Reavis, co-founder and CEO, Cloud Security Alliance. “We have all seen the many positive contributions Troy has made since he started with the team as an advisor, and we are excited to see what comes next.”
“Throughout my career, I’ve had the fortune to collaborate with many like-minded professionals all over the world. Colleagues who share the same interest of encouraging innovation in a responsible, secure manner that protects the users and their data when adopting new technology. And now I feel as if I’ve won the jackpot by joining CSA. There is a tremendous amount of important work underway and many more new opportunities to develop the next generation of trust and integrity as more services migrate to the cloud. I’m ready to help make some history,” said Troy Leach, Chief Strategy Officer, Cloud Security Alliance.
Prior to joining, Leach was a longstanding executive for the PCI Security Standards Council. Over the years, he led such initiatives as development of their training and certification programs, oversight of their research, standards and best practices, stakeholder engagement, and market intelligence, and served as a global spokesperson, raising awareness of PCI standards and advocating for better payment security.
Before joining the PCI Council, he held various data security and business roles in technology, financial services, and hospitality. Leach holds a Master of Science in Telecommunications & Network Management and Information Security Management from Syracuse University.
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.
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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