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CSA Large Language Model (LLM) Threats Taxonomy

CSA Large Language Model (LLM) Threats Taxonomy
Release Date: 06/10/2024

This document aims to align the industry by defining key terms related to Large Language Model (LLM) risks and threats. Establishing a common language red...

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CCM-Lite and CAIQ-Lite

CCM-Lite and CAIQ-Lite
Release Date: 06/04/2024

The Cloud Security Alliance, in collaboration with the CCM Working Group, proudly presents the CCM-Lite and CAIQ-Lite File Bundle. These tools offer a str...

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The Annual SaaS Security Survey Report 2025 Plans and Priorities

The Annual SaaS Security Survey Report 2025 Plans and Priorities
Release Date: 06/03/2024

In 2024, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms are integral to most businesses. Unfortunately, inventive threat actors regularly breach SaaS applications...

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CCM v4.0 Implementation Guidelines

CCM v4.0 Implementation Guidelines
Release Date: 06/03/2024

This document will help you understand how to navigate through the Cloud Controls Matrix v4 to use it effectively and interpret and implement the CCM cont...

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Cloud Controls Matrix and CAIQ v4

Cloud Controls Matrix and CAIQ v4
Release Date: 06/03/2024

The Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) is a cybersecurity control framework for cloud computing aligned to the CSA best practices, that is considered the de-facto s...

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CCM Machine Readable Bundle (JSON/YAML/OSCAL)

CCM Machine Readable Bundle (JSON/YAML/OSCAL)
Release Date: 06/03/2024

CSA provides in a machine-readable format the CCM Controls, CAIQ Security Questionnaire, Implementation Guidelines (both JSON/YAML and OSCAL) and Mappings...

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Information Technology Governance, Risk, and Compliance in Healthcare v2

Information Technology Governance, Risk, and Compliance in Healthcare v2
Release Date: 05/28/2024

Healthcare organizations are increasingly using cloud services. However, the transition to the cloud presents many Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) ...

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The Six Pillars of DevSecOps: Measure, Monitor, Report, and Action

The Six Pillars of DevSecOps: Measure, Monitor, Report, and Action
Release Date: 05/14/2024

The implementation and maintenance of DevSecOps initiatives can take anywhere from a few months to several years to implement. Therefore, continuous measu...

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Confronting Shadow Access Risks: Considerations for Zero Trust and Artificial Intelligence Deployments

Confronting Shadow Access Risks: Considerations for Zero Trust and Artificial Intelligence Deployments
Release Date: 05/06/2024

Shadow Access, a growing concern within cloud computing and Identity and Access Management (IAM), refers to unintended, unauthorized access to systems and...

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AI Organizational Responsibilities - Core Security Responsibilities

AI Organizational Responsibilities - Core Security Responsibilities
Release Date: 05/05/2024

This publication from the CSA AI Organizational Responsibilities Working Group provides a blueprint for enterprises to fulfill their core information secu...

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AI Resilience: A Revolutionary Benchmarking Model for AI Safety

AI Resilience: A Revolutionary Benchmarking Model for AI Safety
Release Date: 05/05/2024

The rapid evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises unprecedented advances. However, as AI systems become increasingly sophisticated, they also p...

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Principles to Practice: Responsible AI in a Dynamic Regulatory Environment

Principles to Practice: Responsible AI in a Dynamic Regulatory Environment
Release Date: 05/05/2024

Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovation is not expected to slow down any time soon, as the big tech giants plan to invest hundreds of billions of dollars ...

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Defining Shadow Access: The Emerging IAM Security Challenge - Japanese Translation

Defining Shadow Access: The Emerging IAM Security Challenge - Japanese Translation
Release Date: 04/29/2024

This localized version of this publication was produced from the original source material through the efforts of chapters and volunteers but the translate...

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Defining the Zero Trust Protect Surface - Korean Translation

Defining the Zero Trust Protect Surface - Korean Translation
Release Date: 04/24/2024

This localized version of this publication was produced from the original source material through the efforts of chapters and volunteers but the translate...

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Defining the Zero Trust Protect Surface - Japanese Translation

Defining the Zero Trust Protect Surface - Japanese Translation
Release Date: 04/15/2024

This localized version of this publication was produced from the original source material through the efforts of chapters and volunteers but the translate...

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Requirements for Bodies Providing STAR Certification

Requirements for Bodies Providing STAR Certification
Release Date: 04/13/2024

This document outlines how to conduct STAR certification assessments to the Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) as part of an ISO 27001 assessment. The STAR certi...

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HSM-as-a-Service Use Cases, Considerations, and Best Practices

HSM-as-a-Service Use Cases, Considerations, and Best Practices
Release Date: 04/03/2024

A Hardware Security Module (HSM) is a certified, trusted platform for performing cryptographic operations and protecting keys. It is a tamper-responsive a...

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The State of AI and Security Survey Report

The State of AI and Security Survey Report
Release Date: 04/02/2024

The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity marks a transformative era in the realm of digital defense. AI has the potential to be a vital...

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Open Certification Framework Working Group Charter

Open Certification Framework Working Group Charter
Release Date: 03/31/2024

The CSA Open Certification Framework (OCF) is an industry initiative to allow global, trusted independent evaluation of cloud providers. It is a program for ...

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AI Controls Framework Working Group Charter 2024

AI Controls Framework Working Group Charter 2024
Release Date: 03/21/2024

The AI Controls Framework working group is focused on staying abreast of the latest technological advancements in AI while simultaneously identifying, und...

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