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Best practices, guidance, frameworks and tools to help the industry secure the cloud. Read our research to get your questions around cloud security answered.

CSA Research is created by the industry for the industry and is both vendor-neutral and consensus driven. Our research is created by subject matter experts who volunteer for our working groups. Each working group focuses on a unique topic or aspect of cloud security, from IoT, DevSecOps, Serverless and more, we have working groups for over 20 areas of cloud computing. You can view a list of all active research working groups. To find out more about how our research is created and the process we follow you can view the CSA Research Lifecycle.

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CSA Data Lake Threat Modeling

CSA Data Lake Threat Modeling

Release Date: 01/26/2023

As cloud platforms expand further and further into business uses, the need to understand the attack surface to your data becomes much more apparent. With the help from NTT Data and Marymount University, CSA has released for peer review our Data Lake threat modeling exercise spreadsheet. In this...
ACSP Training Course Outline | CSA

ACSP Training Course Outline | CSA

Release Date: 01/17/2023

An outline of the topics covered and what you'll be building in the labs each day of the Advanced Cloud Security Practitioner (ACSP) Training.

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Deconstructing Application Connectivity Challenges in a Complex Cloud Environment

Deconstructing Application Connectivity Challenges in a Complex Cloud Environment

Release Date: 12/14/2022

The production and use of SaaS applications in organizations has grown exponentially over the past several years. Application Security has become an integral part of many organizations' security strategies. However, there are still many pain points organizations face with application...