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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 75 CSA projects completed by CSA's Internet of Things, Blockchain/Distributed Ledger, Top Threats, Cloud Control Matrix, Software-Defined Perimeter, Applications, Containers, and Microservices, and other working groups. In, 2020 he also served as co-chair to CSA's Enterprise Architecture and Security-as-a-Service working groups while also serving as the Standards Liaison Officer for IoT, ICS, EA, S...

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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 Getsin is an information security leader with particular expertise and interest in cloud security, secure application design and security governance. Alex is lead or co-author of industry cloud security best practices, particularly with the CSA Top Threats research group. He has experience in finance, military, technology and cyber intelligence sectors, currently responsible for cyber security in a fintech company. He is an alumnu...

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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...