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This group aims to provide organizations with an up-to-date, expert-informed understanding of cloud security risks, threats and vulnerabilities in order to make educated risk-management decisions regarding cloud adoption strategies.
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Working Group Overview
This group aims to provide organizations with an up-to-date, expert-informed understanding of cloud security risks, threats and vulnerabilities in order to make educated risk-management decisions regarding cloud adoption strategies.

What do we discuss? 
During these meetings we typically discuss changes in the industry and collaborate on projects the group is currently working on. We welcome anyone who would like to join, even if you would like to just listen-in on your first call.

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Working Group Leadership

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Michael Roza

Michael Roza

Risk, Audit, Control and Compliance Professional

Since 2012 Michael has contributed to over 85 CSA projects completed by CSA's Internet of Things, Zero Trust/Software-Defined Perimeter, Top Threats, Cloud Control Matrix, Containers/Microservices, DevSecOps, and other working groups. He has also served as co-chair of CSA's Enterprise Architecture, Top Threats, and Security-as-a-Service working groups while also serving as the Standards Liaison Officer for IoT, ICS, EA, SECaaS, and Cloud Key M...

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Jon-Michael Brook

Jon-Michael Brook

Jon-Michael C. Brook, Principal at Guide Holdings, LLC, has 20 years of experience in Information Security with such organizations as Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Booz Allen Hamilton, Optiv Security and Symantec. Mr. Brook's work traverses the government, financial, healthcare, gaming, oil and gas and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Brook obtained a number of industry certifications, including CISSP and CCSK, has patents and trade secrets in...

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Alexander Getsin

Alexander Getsin

Alexander Stone Getsin is a financial technologies security leader with particular expertise and interest in cloud security, secure application design, and security governance. Alex is the lead author of industry security best practices, particularly with the Cloud Security Alliance, Top Threats research group, and the (ISC)2 Israeli Chapter, which he helps champion as a co-chairman. Alex leverages a decade of experience in finance, military, ...

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Publications in ReviewOpen Until
Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing v5 - OutlineDec 07, 2022
Telesurgery Tabletop Guide BookDec 16, 2022
Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing v5 - Section 2: Organization ManagementDec 18, 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.

No scheduled meetings for this working group in the next 60 days.

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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.

Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing v5 - Outline

Open Until: 12/07/2022

The proposed outline for the Cloud Security Alliance Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing v5 is...

Telesurgery Tabletop Guide Book

Open Until: 12/16/2022

The purpose of this guidebook is to assist healthcare providers in planning and facilitating a discussion and evaluation of...

Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing v5 - Section 2: Organization Management

Open Until: 12/18/2022

With the growing amount of cloud applications that customers are using, it is as important as ever to get a handle on the m...