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Cloud Controls Matrix Working Group

Along with releasing updated versions of the CCM and CAIQ, this working group provides addendums, control mappings and gap analysis between the CCM and other research releases, industry standards, and regulations to keep it continually up to date.
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Cloud Controls Matrix and CAIQ v4
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Cloud Controls Matrix Working Group
Working Group Overview

Along with releasing updated versions of the CCM and CAIQ, this working group provides addendums, control mappings and gap analysis between the CCM and other research releases, industry standards, and regulations to keep it continually up to date.


CSA is collaborating with IBM in order to align the two frameworks CCM v4 and IBM Cloud Framework. If you're interested in getting involved, please contact Eleftherios Skoutaris, [email protected].


What do we discuss during our meetings? 

During these meetings we typically discuss changes in the industry and collaborate on projects the group is working on.


Drafts & Important Docs


Working Group Leadership

Sean Cordero
Sean Cordero

Sean Cordero

Sean Cordero brings more than 15 years of information security and IT experience to his current role as director, information security at Optiv. Cordero provides executive level advisement for the company’s Fortune 50 clients. Cordero’s prior leadership roles included: President of Cloud Watchmen, CSO for EdFund, CSO for ECMC West, Director of Security and Compliance for Charlotte Russe.

Cordero is a thought-leader and serves as chair...

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Shawn Harris
Shawn Harris

Shawn Harris

Director of Information Security

With more than 25 years of information security experience, Shawn Harris is currently the Director of Information Security at Starbucks Coffee Company. His background includes engineering, architecture, and executive responsibilities. Shawn is currently co-chair of the CSA Cloud Controls Matrix working group, where he led efforts to develop the Cloud Control Matrix 4.0. Additionally, he has served on CSA’s Consensus Assessments ...

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Daniele Catteddu
Daniele Catteddu

Daniele Catteddu

Chief Technology Officer, CSA

Daniele Catteddu is an information security and risk management practitioner, technologies expert and privacy evangelist with over 15 of experience. He worked in several senior roles both in the private and public sector. He is member of various national and international security expert groups and committees on cyber-security and privacy, keynote speaker at several conferences and author of numerous studies and papers on risk management, ...

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Eleftherios Skoutaris
Eleftherios Skoutaris

Eleftherios Skoutaris

Program Manager / Research Analyst, CSA EMEA

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David Nickles
David Nickles

David Nickles

Global Audit Program Manager for FSIs

David Nickles is a Global Audit Program Manager for FSI’s at Amazon Web Services (AWS). His work focuses on enabling financial services institutions to move their workloads to the cloud by providing sound guidance for building programs to ensure regulatory, governance, risk, compliance, audit, and security control requirements are met, align to industry best practices, and appropriate due diligence activity is completed. Prior to AWS, David...

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Who can join?

Anyone can join a working group, whether you have years of experience or want to just participate as a fly on the wall.

What is the time commitment?

The time commitment for this group varies depending on the project. You can spend a 15 minutes helping review a publication that's nearly finished or help author a publication from start to finish.

Virtual Meetings

Attend our next meeting. You can just listen in to decide if this group is a good for you or you can choose to actively participate. During these calls we discuss current projects, and well as share ideas for new projects. This is a good way to meet the other members of the group. You can view all research meetings here.

Dec

7

Wed, December 7, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CCMv4 WG
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Passcode: 621643

Additional info:

  • Follow up on the latest CCM WG activities in Circle.
  • If having issues finding the CCM WG, please follow the step by step guide to Circle on-boarding here
  • WG call meetings are recorded and made available to the rest of the group. The purpose of the recordings and their use is for the writing of meetings minutes and members in "difficult" time zones only. Please visit the "Data Protection Notice" document, which includes the purposes of use, retention period of audio files, etc.


Eleftherios Skoutaris is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/245687063

Meeting ID: 245 687 063
Passcode: 621643

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Meeting ID: 245 687 063
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Dec

8

Thu, December 8, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CCMv4 Workshop Sessions
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The objective of this workshop meeting is to support the CCMv4 WG activities at a more granular level, allowing for smaller group discussions to enter deeper technical details in the ongoing works.

Scope & Objectives:
  • Provide guidance to new members participating in the exercise,
  • Allowing for participants involved in the mappings to meet up and discuss the consolidation of the provided inputs, 
  • Discuss and resolve any inquiries, issues, challenges pertaining to the mapping and gap analysis methodology followed,
  • Benefit the project by enhancing the collaboration between CCM WG "mapping veterans" and new, less experienced members,
  • Share the "know-how" for the proper interpretation and comparison analysis of controls' semantics,
  • Obtain a deeper insight and better understanding of the CCMv4 and other international standards control specifications,
  • Maintain a steady pace and progress towards the mappings development timeline and meet expected deadlines

Looking forward to lively and fruitful discussions.

Best,

Lefteris
──────────
Eleftherios Skoutaris is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 949 7197 6122
Passcode: 204148
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Dec

15

Thu, December 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CCMv4 Workshop Sessions
See details
The objective of this workshop meeting is to support the CCMv4 WG activities at a more granular level, allowing for smaller group discussions to enter deeper technical details in the ongoing works.

Scope & Objectives:
  • Provide guidance to new members participating in the exercise,
  • Allowing for participants involved in the mappings to meet up and discuss the consolidation of the provided inputs, 
  • Discuss and resolve any inquiries, issues, challenges pertaining to the mapping and gap analysis methodology followed,
  • Benefit the project by enhancing the collaboration between CCM WG "mapping veterans" and new, less experienced members,
  • Share the "know-how" for the proper interpretation and comparison analysis of controls' semantics,
  • Obtain a deeper insight and better understanding of the CCMv4 and other international standards control specifications,
  • Maintain a steady pace and progress towards the mappings development timeline and meet expected deadlines

Looking forward to lively and fruitful discussions.

Best,

Lefteris
──────────
Eleftherios Skoutaris is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://cloudsecurityalliance.zoom.us/j/94971976122?pwd=NFZsZ0haaU93dXZoc3ZrenZnZHpOQT09

Meeting ID: 949 7197 6122
Passcode: 204148
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Dec

21

Wed, December 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CCMv4 WG
See details
Passcode: 621643

Additional info:

  • Follow up on the latest CCM WG activities in Circle.
  • If having issues finding the CCM WG, please follow the step by step guide to Circle on-boarding here
  • WG call meetings are recorded and made available to the rest of the group. The purpose of the recordings and their use is for the writing of meetings minutes and members in "difficult" time zones only. Please visit the "Data Protection Notice" document, which includes the purposes of use, retention period of audio files, etc.


Eleftherios Skoutaris is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/245687063

Meeting ID: 245 687 063
Passcode: 621643

One tap mobile
+16699009128,,245687063# US (San Jose)
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Dial by your location
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Meeting ID: 245 687 063
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ac16Mhvmr3

Dec

22

Thu, December 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CCMv4 Workshop Sessions
See details
The objective of this workshop meeting is to support the CCMv4 WG activities at a more granular level, allowing for smaller group discussions to enter deeper technical details in the ongoing works.

Scope & Objectives:
  • Provide guidance to new members participating in the exercise,
  • Allowing for participants involved in the mappings to meet up and discuss the consolidation of the provided inputs, 
  • Discuss and resolve any inquiries, issues, challenges pertaining to the mapping and gap analysis methodology followed,
  • Benefit the project by enhancing the collaboration between CCM WG "mapping veterans" and new, less experienced members,
  • Share the "know-how" for the proper interpretation and comparison analysis of controls' semantics,
  • Obtain a deeper insight and better understanding of the CCMv4 and other international standards control specifications,
  • Maintain a steady pace and progress towards the mappings development timeline and meet expected deadlines

Looking forward to lively and fruitful discussions.

Best,

Lefteris
──────────
Eleftherios Skoutaris is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://cloudsecurityalliance.zoom.us/j/94971976122?pwd=NFZsZ0haaU93dXZoc3ZrenZnZHpOQT09

Meeting ID: 949 7197 6122
Passcode: 204148
One tap mobile
+12532158782,,94971976122# US (Tacoma)
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Dial by your location
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        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
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        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 949 7197 6122
Find your local number: https://cloudsecurityalliance.zoom.us/u/acGzvkc1Sr


──────────

Dec

29

Thu, December 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CCMv4 Workshop Sessions
See details
The objective of this workshop meeting is to support the CCMv4 WG activities at a more granular level, allowing for smaller group discussions to enter deeper technical details in the ongoing works.

Scope & Objectives:
  • Provide guidance to new members participating in the exercise,
  • Allowing for participants involved in the mappings to meet up and discuss the consolidation of the provided inputs, 
  • Discuss and resolve any inquiries, issues, challenges pertaining to the mapping and gap analysis methodology followed,
  • Benefit the project by enhancing the collaboration between CCM WG "mapping veterans" and new, less experienced members,
  • Share the "know-how" for the proper interpretation and comparison analysis of controls' semantics,
  • Obtain a deeper insight and better understanding of the CCMv4 and other international standards control specifications,
  • Maintain a steady pace and progress towards the mappings development timeline and meet expected deadlines

Looking forward to lively and fruitful discussions.

Best,

Lefteris
──────────
Eleftherios Skoutaris is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://cloudsecurityalliance.zoom.us/j/94971976122?pwd=NFZsZ0haaU93dXZoc3ZrenZnZHpOQT09

Meeting ID: 949 7197 6122
Passcode: 204148
One tap mobile
+12532158782,,94971976122# US (Tacoma)
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Dial by your location
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        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 949 7197 6122
Find your local number: https://cloudsecurityalliance.zoom.us/u/acGzvkc1Sr


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Jan

4

Wed, January 4, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CCMv4 WG
See details
Passcode: 621643

Additional info:

  • Follow up on the latest CCM WG activities in Circle.
  • If having issues finding the CCM WG, please follow the step by step guide to Circle on-boarding here
  • WG call meetings are recorded and made available to the rest of the group. The purpose of the recordings and their use is for the writing of meetings minutes and members in "difficult" time zones only. Please visit the "Data Protection Notice" document, which includes the purposes of use, retention period of audio files, etc.


Eleftherios Skoutaris is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/245687063

Meeting ID: 245 687 063
Passcode: 621643

One tap mobile
+16699009128,,245687063# US (San Jose)
+16465588656,,245687063# US (New York)

Dial by your location
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 245 687 063
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ac16Mhvmr3

Jan

5

Thu, January 5, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CCMv4 Workshop Sessions
See details
The objective of this workshop meeting is to support the CCMv4 WG activities at a more granular level, allowing for smaller group discussions to enter deeper technical details in the ongoing works.

Scope & Objectives:
  • Provide guidance to new members participating in the exercise,
  • Allowing for participants involved in the mappings to meet up and discuss the consolidation of the provided inputs, 
  • Discuss and resolve any inquiries, issues, challenges pertaining to the mapping and gap analysis methodology followed,
  • Benefit the project by enhancing the collaboration between CCM WG "mapping veterans" and new, less experienced members,
  • Share the "know-how" for the proper interpretation and comparison analysis of controls' semantics,
  • Obtain a deeper insight and better understanding of the CCMv4 and other international standards control specifications,
  • Maintain a steady pace and progress towards the mappings development timeline and meet expected deadlines

Looking forward to lively and fruitful discussions.

Best,

Lefteris
──────────
Eleftherios Skoutaris is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://cloudsecurityalliance.zoom.us/j/94971976122?pwd=NFZsZ0haaU93dXZoc3ZrenZnZHpOQT09

Meeting ID: 949 7197 6122
Passcode: 204148
One tap mobile
+12532158782,,94971976122# US (Tacoma)
+13017158592,,94971976122# US (Germantown)

Dial by your location
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 949 7197 6122
Find your local number: https://cloudsecurityalliance.zoom.us/u/acGzvkc1Sr


──────────

Jan

12

Thu, January 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CCMv4 Workshop Sessions
See details
The objective of this workshop meeting is to support the CCMv4 WG activities at a more granular level, allowing for smaller group discussions to enter deeper technical details in the ongoing works.

Scope & Objectives:
  • Provide guidance to new members participating in the exercise,
  • Allowing for participants involved in the mappings to meet up and discuss the consolidation of the provided inputs, 
  • Discuss and resolve any inquiries, issues, challenges pertaining to the mapping and gap analysis methodology followed,
  • Benefit the project by enhancing the collaboration between CCM WG "mapping veterans" and new, less experienced members,
  • Share the "know-how" for the proper interpretation and comparison analysis of controls' semantics,
  • Obtain a deeper insight and better understanding of the CCMv4 and other international standards control specifications,
  • Maintain a steady pace and progress towards the mappings development timeline and meet expected deadlines

Looking forward to lively and fruitful discussions.

Best,

Lefteris
──────────
Eleftherios Skoutaris is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://cloudsecurityalliance.zoom.us/j/94971976122?pwd=NFZsZ0haaU93dXZoc3ZrenZnZHpOQT09

Meeting ID: 949 7197 6122
Passcode: 204148
One tap mobile
+12532158782,,94971976122# US (Tacoma)
+13017158592,,94971976122# US (Germantown)

Dial by your location
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 949 7197 6122
Find your local number: https://cloudsecurityalliance.zoom.us/u/acGzvkc1Sr


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Jan

18

Wed, January 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CCMv4 WG
See details
Passcode: 621643

Additional info:

  • Follow up on the latest CCM WG activities in Circle.
  • If having issues finding the CCM WG, please follow the step by step guide to Circle on-boarding here
  • WG call meetings are recorded and made available to the rest of the group. The purpose of the recordings and their use is for the writing of meetings minutes and members in "difficult" time zones only. Please visit the "Data Protection Notice" document, which includes the purposes of use, retention period of audio files, etc.


Eleftherios Skoutaris is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/245687063

Meeting ID: 245 687 063
Passcode: 621643

One tap mobile
+16699009128,,245687063# US (San Jose)
+16465588656,,245687063# US (New York)

Dial by your location
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 245 687 063
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ac16Mhvmr3

Jan

19

Thu, January 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CCMv4 Workshop Sessions
See details
The objective of this workshop meeting is to support the CCMv4 WG activities at a more granular level, allowing for smaller group discussions to enter deeper technical details in the ongoing works.

Scope & Objectives:
  • Provide guidance to new members participating in the exercise,
  • Allowing for participants involved in the mappings to meet up and discuss the consolidation of the provided inputs, 
  • Discuss and resolve any inquiries, issues, challenges pertaining to the mapping and gap analysis methodology followed,
  • Benefit the project by enhancing the collaboration between CCM WG "mapping veterans" and new, less experienced members,
  • Share the "know-how" for the proper interpretation and comparison analysis of controls' semantics,
  • Obtain a deeper insight and better understanding of the CCMv4 and other international standards control specifications,
  • Maintain a steady pace and progress towards the mappings development timeline and meet expected deadlines

Looking forward to lively and fruitful discussions.

Best,

Lefteris
──────────
Eleftherios Skoutaris is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://cloudsecurityalliance.zoom.us/j/94971976122?pwd=NFZsZ0haaU93dXZoc3ZrenZnZHpOQT09

Meeting ID: 949 7197 6122
Passcode: 204148
One tap mobile
+12532158782,,94971976122# US (Tacoma)
+13017158592,,94971976122# US (Germantown)

Dial by your location
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 949 7197 6122
Find your local number: https://cloudsecurityalliance.zoom.us/u/acGzvkc1Sr


──────────

Jan

26

Thu, January 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CCMv4 Workshop Sessions
See details
The objective of this workshop meeting is to support the CCMv4 WG activities at a more granular level, allowing for smaller group discussions to enter deeper technical details in the ongoing works.

Scope & Objectives:
  • Provide guidance to new members participating in the exercise,
  • Allowing for participants involved in the mappings to meet up and discuss the consolidation of the provided inputs, 
  • Discuss and resolve any inquiries, issues, challenges pertaining to the mapping and gap analysis methodology followed,
  • Benefit the project by enhancing the collaboration between CCM WG "mapping veterans" and new, less experienced members,
  • Share the "know-how" for the proper interpretation and comparison analysis of controls' semantics,
  • Obtain a deeper insight and better understanding of the CCMv4 and other international standards control specifications,
  • Maintain a steady pace and progress towards the mappings development timeline and meet expected deadlines

Looking forward to lively and fruitful discussions.

Best,

Lefteris
──────────
Eleftherios Skoutaris is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://cloudsecurityalliance.zoom.us/j/94971976122?pwd=NFZsZ0haaU93dXZoc3ZrenZnZHpOQT09

Meeting ID: 949 7197 6122
Passcode: 204148
One tap mobile
+12532158782,,94971976122# US (Tacoma)
+13017158592,,94971976122# US (Germantown)

Dial by your location
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 949 7197 6122
Find your local number: https://cloudsecurityalliance.zoom.us/u/acGzvkc1Sr


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