The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Norway Chapter recently elected its Board for the period 2019-2020/2021. The Board now consists of members representing a broad range of cloud security professionals in Norway.
CSA is a non-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness of cloud security. The organisation aims to be a forum where parties from the private, public, provider and customer side can meet and work together to better cloud security through best practices, certifications and R&D. Worldwide the organisation has more than 80 000 members.
Angel Alonso is a Group Leader in mnemonic’s Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) department. He achieved his first CSA certification, the CCSK, more than six years ago, and is now a Member of the Board for the 2019-2021 term.
Alonso highlights the practical applicability of the CSA’s work is what drew him to become actively involved with the organisation:
“The CSA creates common structures and standards for those of us working to secure the cloud. This is something I wanted to be involved in”, he says.
“Coming from the provider side of things, I see a huge benefit with different providers and customers alike using the same standard frameworks and assessments in cloud environments. This leads us to a common and better understanding of each other, and ultimately to a better overview of the status of cloud security on national levels and worldwide.”
He also has advice for those feeling unsure about security when moving their organisation into cloud environments:
“Though it might seem overwhelming at first, companies can use the cloud opportunity to improve their security posture and general security maturity. Security is not a roadblock when it comes to the cloud, rather it can be an opportunity. The CSA can be of great help here. I’ve observed that our employees have benefitted significantly from attending CSA seminars and taking certifications such as CCSK and CCSP.”
Want to learn more about cloud security?
Angel Alonso will be presenting on cloud security in mnemonic’s next breakfast seminar on the 14th of May. During his presentation, you will learn how to create a security strategy for the cloud based on a Cloud Security Alliance framework using mnemonic’s methodology.
The next CSA Norway Chapter meeting will be at the 9th of May in Oslo. You can sign up here.
Do you want to become a CSA member? Sign up at CSA Norway’s LinkedIn group.