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The CSA Open Certification working group is an industry initiative to allow global, accredited, trusted certification of cloud providers.
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Working Group Overview

The CSA Open Certification working group is an industry initiative to allow global, accredited, trusted certification of cloud providers. It manages the foundation that runs and monitors the CSA STAR Certification program.

What do we discuss during our meetings? 
During these meetings we typically discuss changes in the industry and certification schemes, as well as collaborate on projects the group is working on. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the CSA STAR program as that is what this group is focused on.


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Working Group Leadership

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Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams

Director of Program Development, Coalfire

Andrew Williams is the Director of Program Development at Coalfire. In this role, he is responsible for working closely with Coalfire customers, industry bodies and regulatory authorities, and internal stakeholders to ensure Coalfire’s services, delivery, and talent are aligned to the needs of the future compliance and security landscape.

Andrew previously worked as practice director for Coalfire’s cloud assessment and risk advisory...

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Ryan Mackie

Ryan Mackie

Principal, Schellman & Company

Ryan Mackie is a Principal at Schellman & Company, LLC. Ryan manages SOC, PCI-DSS, ISO, HIPAA, and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) STAR Certification and Attestation service delivery and also oversees the firm-wide methodology and execution for the ISO certification services, including ISO 27001, ISO 9001, ISO 20000, and ISO 22301 as well as CSA STAR certification services. He has over 20 years of experience, including 14 at Schellman, 2 at P...

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Ronald Tse

Ronald Tse

CEO, Ribose

Ronald has served CSA in numerous capacities, including as a member of CSA's APAC Research Advisory and International Standardization Council. Additionally, he co-chairs the Open Certification Framework (OCF), SaaS Governance, and DevSecOps working groups. He is the founder and CEO of Ribose, where under his leadership the company has been consistently awarded the industry's highest cloud security ratings, including being the on...

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Andreas Fuchsberger

Andreas Fuchsberger

STAR Program Business Development Manager and Evangelist

Andreas Fuchsberger is a Standards Officer in Microsoft’s Corporate Standards Group. In this role he participates in the international standards community, predominantly attending ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 (IT Security Techniques) as a UK NB delegateITU-T SG 17 (Security) as an ISO invited expert. Currently for SC 27 he is the convener of the Special Working Group on Traversal Items and the editor of 2 international standards on network security ...

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John DiMaria

John DiMaria

Assurance Investigatory Fellow, CSA

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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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Publications in ReviewOpen Until
Top Threats to Cloud Computing Pandemic ElevenMay 21, 2022
Third-Party Vendor Risk ManagementJun 13, 2022
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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.

Open Peer Reviews

Peer reviews allow security professionals from around the world to provide feedback on CSA research before it is published.

Learn how to participate in a peer review here.

Top Threats to Cloud Computing Pandemic Eleven

Open Until: 05/21/2022

The Top Threats reports have traditionally aimed to raise awareness of threats, risks, and vulnerabilities in the ...

Third-Party Vendor Risk Management

Open Until: 06/13/2022

The increased use of third-party vendors for applications and data processing services is a business model that is likely t...