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CSA Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge

SearchCloudSecurity in partnership with CSA is providing professionals tools and resources to help earn the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK).

SearchCloudSecurity in partnership with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is offering its members nine free online classes -- available below -- to help prepare for the Cloud Computing Security Knowledge (CCSK) certification exam.

What is the CCSK?

As the industry's first cloud security certification, the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge or CCSK ensures holders demonstrate a broad range of cloud security awareness, threat management preparedness and best practices for securing cloud technologies. Issued by the the cloud security industry standards leader CSA, this certification is a highly sought after recognition for information security professionals working with cloud computing technologies.

To learn more about the certification exam, check out the CSA website.

Compliance risk and governance lessons

Lesson 1: Governance, risk and compliance in the cloud

Watch now to discover what CSA considers the top threats to cloud security and how GRC can help you overcome them.

Lesson 2: CSA GRC stack explained

Learn how the CSA GRC stack is designed to support cloud consumers and providers and capture value from the cloud while supporting compliance and control.

Lesson 3: Real world usages of the GRC Stack

Discover how to make the GRC stack work for your unique business needs and how this strategy can create enterprise value.


PCI-DSS lessons

Lesson 1: Collision course: PCI data and the cloud

This informative video explores reasons to move data to cloud providers, deployment models available, and most importantly, how to protect your data. Watch now to overcome top compliance concerns.

Lesson 2: Security role play: Merchants and cloud service providers

This video explores the 12 PCI requirements and how responsibility changes based on type of cloud environment.

Lesson 3: Tools to assess PCI compliance in the cloud

Discover what a QSA or merchant can do to help validate that their credit card environment is compliant and secure.

"We have already been leveraging the CSA's Security Guidance…[and] we now plan to make this certification a requirement for our staff, to ensure they have a solid baseline of understanding of the best practices for securing data and applications in the cloud."

- Dave Cullinane, CISO and VP. eBay, Inc.

Security guidance lessons

Lesson 1: Assessing security risks for SaaS, PaaS, IaaS

Gain a better understanding of the different deployment models available and discover the six key questions every business leader should ask to determine the best sense of the potential risk exposure.

Lesson 2: Security basics for infrastructure as a service

View now to learn more about what to look for in a cloud provider -- centered around one overarching question to your cloud provider: How do you enable my security strategy?

Lesson 3: How to encrypt for the cloud

Watch now to learn about the reasons why you want to encrypt in the cloud and view a live demonstration of how to do so.

Earn your CCSK with CSA -- schedule today

Feel prepared after watching the above video lessons? Schedule your CCSK exam with CSA here.

What is CSA?

The Cloud Security Alliance is an industry-leading, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote the use of security best practices within cloud computing. Led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders, CSA is a member-driven organization dedicated to cloud computing education, industry standards and security assurance certification. Learn more about CSA here.

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