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Exploring the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) Certification

Posted on October 19, 2015 in Articles | by

Organizations around the world are quickly moving IT services to cloud computing platforms in an attempt to meet a wide range of business needs.  From outsourcing email and calendaring to a user-friendly and cost-effective SaaS platform to wholesale adoption of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), enterprise IT is clearly undergoing a major transformation.  As services migrate to the cloud, there is high demand for security professionals experienced in adapting existing security controls to cloud environments.  How can organizations gauge whether their existing security staff and potential hires have the knowledge required to operate effectively in a cloud-based environment?

The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium ((ISC)2) and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) recently banded together in a unique partnership designed to solve this problem for the industry.  As the producers of the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), the industry’s gold standard security certification, (ISC)2 brings substantial certification expertise to the table.  CSA, on the other hand, has a long background in developing and promoting cloud security standards.  The product of their collaboration is the new Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) credential.

Read the full article: Exploring the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) Certification

Published October 19, 2015 in Certification Magazine


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Mike Chapple, CISSP, Ph.D.

Mike is an IT leader, information security professional, author, speaker and trainer with over fifteen years of experience in the field.

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