Press Releases

Press Releases
CNIL (French Data Protection Authority) Recommendations on the use of Cloud Computing Services

Published: 06/29/2012

The following blog entry on "CNIL on Cloud Computing" was written by the external legal counsel of the CSA, Ms. Francoise Gilbert of the IT Law Group. We repost it here with her permission. It can be viewed in its original form at: ...

CSA Launches PhD Studentship Programme in Europe CSA Calls for University Participation in PhD and Postgraduate Studentship Programme for Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing

Published: 06/28/2012

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – June 28, 2012 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced a PhD studentship programme in the context of its Education and Training activities. CSA will partner with universities and research centers in Europe to recruit talented PhD researchers in the area of cloud s...

CSA Seeks Input on Top Threats to Mobile Computing Document

Published: 06/27/2012

The Cloud Security Alliance's Mobile Working Group requests your review and survey participation for the first "Top Threats to Mobile Computing". Currently the CSA has a working group dedicated to tracking and reporting on the top X threats to the cloud. That project is currently working on rev...

Outline of BCR for Processors Published by Article 29 Working Party

Published: 06/20/2012

On June 19th, the Article 29 Working Party, which is composed of Data Protection Authorities from the member states of the European Union, released an important opinion on the use of a legal means to move personal data outside of the border of the EU, called Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs). The gu...

Brochure Now Available for the Cloud Security Alliance EMEA Congress in Amsterdam

Published: 06/20/2012

The Cloud Security Alliance is delighted to announce that the brochure for the Cloud Security Alliance EMEA Congress 2012, 25th -26th September, Amsterdam is now available to download from The agenda is packed full of keynotes and case studies from the leading exper...

CSA Remembers Ron Knode 1946-2012

Published: 06/06/2012

A Cherished Member of our CommunityRon Knode, noted information security expert and member of the Cloud Security Alliance family, passed away on May 31, 2012. Ron was an innovative thinker and the author of the CloudTrust Protocol. Ron was a cherished member of CSA, with endless energy and humor ...

Participate in the CSA Website Usability Survey

Published: 05/22/2012

The Cloud Security Alliance invites you to participate in its website usability survey, a short questionnaire about your experience with the CSA site. The survey will be available for a 2-week period, from May 22 to June 5, 2012. The survey asks your reasons for visiting the CSA site, the pages y...

Cloud Security Alliance Expands Leadership Team With its First Chief Operating Officer

Published: 05/21/2012

John Howie to Support Organization’s Expanding Member, Research and Event Initiatives SEATTLE, WA – May 21, 2012 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced today the appointment of information and communications technology veteran John Howie to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). H...

CSA Launches Hong Kong and Macau Chapter at "Building Trust in Cloud Computing" Summit 2012

Published: 05/17/2012

Summit Highlighted by Opening Address from Mr. Daniel Lai, BBS, JP, Government CIO, and Keynotes by Jim Reavis, Co-founder and Executive Director of CSA, and Tim Grance, Senior Computer Scientist at NIST Hong Kong, May 18, 2012 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) yesterday officially launched it...

Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and Cloud Security Alliance Launch Joint Initiative to Create Trusted Cloud Ecosystem in Singapore

Published: 05/15/2012

Singapore, May 15, 2012 – Today at CloudAsia 2012, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) will launch a joint initiative to create a trusted cloud eco-system in Singapore, bringing together the key stakeholders in the Cloud to accelerate Singap...

CSA and ISACA Issue Joint Survey on Cloud Maturity - Now Open for Responses

Published: 05/14/2012

Cloud Market Maturity Task Force is the First Collaborative Project Between CSA and ISACA Rolling Meadows, IL – May 14, 2012 – Today, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and ISACA announced the availability of a new survey on cloud market maturity, part of the first collaborative project between ...

Cloud Security Alliance to Launch Australia Chapter at AusCERT2012

Published: 05/14/2012

CSA Continues to Strengthen Presence in Asia-Pacific with New Chapter; Inaugural Meeting Open to All at AusCERT2012 Queensland’s Gold Coast, May 14, 2012 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) will officially launch its Australia Chapter at the AusCERT2012 conference, being held May 15th-18th on Q...

SecureCloud 2012 in Frankfurt: Global Leaders Address Top Emerging Issues on Cloud Security and Privacy

Published: 05/09/2012

Co-hosted by the CSA, ENISA, ISACA, CASED, and the Fraunhofer Institute SIT, the Industry’s Only European Conference on Cloud Security Will Highlight Mobile and Policy Aspects of Cloud Computing Security Frankfurt, Germany – May 9, 2012 – How will changes in European data protection regulati...

CSA Announces Open Certification Framework for Cloud Providers

Published: 05/09/2012

Frankfurt, Germany – May 9, 2012 – At the opening of the SecureCloud 2012 conference, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced the CSA Open Certification Framework, an industry initiative to allow global, trusted certification of cloud providers. The CSA Open Certification Framework is a...

Big Data Working Group Kick-Off Call

Published: 05/04/2012

Cloud Security Alliance is launching a kick-off call for the Big Data Working Group on May 23rd, 14:00pm PST (GMT-7), open to all individuals interested in addressing scalable techniques for data-centric security and privacy problems. We want to generate discussion around our charter and other a...

Mobile Track and Federal/International Track Submissions Sought for Congress 2012

Published: 05/02/2012

We received quite a few submissions this year, but we are still looking for additional submissions for the Mobile Track and Federal/International Track. We are extending the deadline to May 11th for the Mobile and Federal/International Tracks only. The submission details are as follows: All se...

Inaugural CSA EMEA Congress in Amsterdam

Published: 04/30/2012

Building on the success of the CSA Congresses held in the USA in 2010 and 2011, MIS Training and the Cloud Security Alliance have partnered to host the inaugural Cloud Security Alliance EMEA Congress in Amsterdam, September 25-26th, 2012. The inaugural Cloud Security Alliance EMEA Congress will ...

CSA Seeks Input on the CTP Reference Architecture Model

Published: 04/21/2012

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) CloudTrust Protocol (CTP) would like to invite you to review and comment on the CTP Reference Architecture Model. The CloudTrust Protocol (CTP) was invented to restore to the enterprise the ability to confirm that “whatever is claimed to be happening in the clou...

Cyber Security & Privacy EU Forum 2012, April 24th & 25th, Berlin

Published: 04/16/2012

REGISTER NOW ( ) Effectsplus ( ) in coordination with the Trust and Security Unit of DG INFSO are organizing the Cyber Security & Privacy EU Forum 2012 “CSP EU Forum 2012”. This event is a European conference on Cyber Security...

CSA Extends Deadline for Congress 12' Abstract Submissions

Published: 04/16/2012

The Cloud Security Alliance has extended the deadline for CSA Congress 12' abstract submissions. We have received some great submissions so far, but would like to see more. The NEW deadline for submission is April 27,2012. Visit the following site for CFP details: https://cloudsecurityalliance...

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