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(ISC)² Names 2011 Inaugural Americas Information Security Leadership Award Finalists and Winners

Published: 10/03/2011

Cloud Security Alliance’s Becky Swain Recognized as Finalist in Category of Information Security Practitioner Palm Harbor, Fla., U.S.A., Oct 3, 2011 – (ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the world’s largest information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP®, today recognized the finali...

Open Review Period for Guidance V.3: Domains 7, and 14 (Has Begun)

Published: 09/29/2011

The Cloud Security Alliance would like to invite you to review and comment on the following Guidance V.3 Domains: Domain 7: Traditional Security, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Domain 14: Security as a Service Your expertise will ensure that the domains have accurate content. The open ...

Cloud Security Alliance Issues First Security as a Service White Paper

Published: 09/26/2011

San Francisco, CA –September 26, 2011 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced that the Security as a Service working group has published its first white paper, “Defined Categories of Service 2011”. The purpose of this group’s research is to identify consensus definitions of what Secur...

Open Review Period for Guidance V.3: Domains 4, 8, 9 and 11(Has Begun)

Published: 09/22/2011

The Cloud Security Alliance would like to invite you to review and comment on the following Guidance V.3 Domains: * Domain 4: Compliance and Audit * Domain 8: Data Center Operations * Domain 9: Incident Response, Notification, and Remediation * Domain 11: Encryption and Key Management Y...

Open Review Period for Guidance V.3: Domains 2, 3, 5 and 12 (Has Begun)

Published: 09/20/2011

The Cloud Security Alliance would like to invite you to review and comment on the following Guidance V.3 Domains: * Domain 2: Governance and Enterprise Risk Management * Domain 3: Legal and Electronic Discovery * Domain 5: Information Lifecycle Management * Domain 12: Identity and Access...

Open Review Period for Guidance V.3: Domains 1,6, 10 and 13 (Has Begun)

Published: 09/15/2011

The Cloud Security Alliance would like to invite you to review and comment on the following Guidance V.3 Domains: Domain 1: Cloud Computing Architectural Framework Domain 6: Portability and Interoperability Domain 10: Application Security Domain 13: Virtualization Your expertise will en...

New Date for CSA Innovation Conference

Published: 09/10/2011

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Silicon Valley Chapter has decided to postpone the inaugural Cloud Security Alliance Innovation Conference until January, 2012. This will allow more time to refine the event, allow for a longer paper submissions window, and minimize conflicts in a busy fall con...

Cloud Security Alliance Releases Cloud Controls Matrix v1.2

Published: 08/26/2011

Palo Alto, CA –Aug 26, 2011 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today published Version 1.2 of the Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM), which is designed to provide fundamental security principles to guide cloud vendors and to assist prospective cloud customers in assessing the overall security risk of a...

TechAmerica and the Cloud Security Alliance Join Forces to Expand Cloud Offerings to Members

Published: 08/24/2011

Washington, DC – Aug 24, 2011 – As the leader in cloud computing policy, TechAmerica is proud to announce that a formal relationship has been formed with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the thought-leader in cloud security. This agreement leverages the strengths of both organizations to expand...

Open Review Period for the Draft of SecaaS Defined Categories of Service Whitepaper Starts Today

Published: 08/18/2011

The Security as a Service (SecaaS) working group would like to invite you to review and comment on the Security as a Service “Defined Categories of Service” whitepaper. Your expertise will ensure that the white paper has accurate content. The open review and comments period starts today and ends ...

Learn About the CSA STAR Registry

Published: 08/16/2011

The Cloud Security Alliance announces two upcoming opportunities to learn more about its CSA STAR Registry. These public webcast briefings will be held August 18th and 23rd and will cover general information about the STAR Registry and the proper use of linked documents from the GRC Stack. * C...

Call For Speakers Now Open for Cloud Security Alliance Innovation Conference 2011

Published: 08/12/2011

Palo Alto, CA –Aug 12, 2011 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Silicon Valley chapter today published the call for speakers for the inaugural Cloud Security Alliance Innovation Conference 2011, being held October 6th in Silicon Valley. In the spirit of the CSA Silicon Valley Chapter’s mission ...

CSA Announces a New Research Initiative Called Cloud Data Governance

Published: 08/11/2011

The Cloud Security Alliance is starting a new research initiative called Cloud Data Governance. The initial phase of the initiative will be a survey of cloud providers to determine the current industry practices around data governance as articulated by the Information Security Lifecycle Managemen...

Media Advisory: CSA Announces STAR – CSA Security, Trust and Assurance Registry - To Help Users Assess Security of Cloud Providers

Published: 08/04/2011

Las Vegas, NV – Aug 4, 2011 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced the launch of a new initiative to encourage transparency of security practices within cloud providers. The CSA Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR) is a free, publicly accessible registry that documents the...

Call for Volunteers for V.3 Guidance Group 2: GRC, Audit, Physical, BCM, DR

Published: 07/26/2011

The Cloud Security Alliance and Group 2 GRC, Audit, Physical, BCM, DR Leadership team are looking for volunteers to assist with drafting Domain 2, 4 and 7 of version 3 of CSA’s Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing. Group 2 is responsible for Governance, Risk Management...

Call for volunteers for V.3 Guidance Group 8: Virtualization and Technology Compartmentalization

Published: 07/21/2011

The Cloud Security Alliance and Group 8 Virtualization and Technology Compartmentalization Leadership are looking for volunteers to assist with drafting Domain 13 of version 3 of CSA's Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing. Group 8 is responsible for understanding how t...

HISPI Offers Membership Discounts to CSA Members

Published: 07/18/2011

HISPI Members Gain Access to Valuable Content and Can Earn CPE Credits Online Lithonia, GA – July 18, 2011 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and the Holistic Information Security Practitioner Institute (HISPI) are now offering a 50% discount on HISPI membership to all CSA LinkedIn group membe...

Cloud Security Alliance Issues First Cloud Compliance Report For Spain

Published: 07/12/2011

Spanish Chapter Publishes Report Providing a Methodological Approach to Help Address Compliance Needs in Cloud Computing Madrid, Spain –July 12, 2011 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced that the Spanish Chapter, CSA-ES, has published the first Cloud Compliance Report. This Report...

CSA Announces Licensing Agreement With CSC For Cloudtrust Protocol

Published: 07/06/2011

Cloud Trust Protocol Provides Enterprises with the Confidence To Bring More Sensitive and Valuable Business Functions to the Cloud Falls Church, VA – July 6, 2011 – Today the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a member-driven organization chartered with promoting the use of best practices for pr...

Security as a Service Initial Group Call set for July 5th

Published: 06/30/2011

The CSA Security as a Service (SecaaS) Working Group will have their first group call on July 5th. The purpose of their research will be to identify consensus definitions of what Security as a Service means, to categorize the different types of Security as a Service and to provide guidance to org...

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