Welcome to the home of Cloud Security in Pakaistan!

CSAPKLogoWelcome to the Pakistan Chapter of Cloud Security Alliance. We evangelize CSA’s core goals of best practice identification for securing the cloud and increasing knowledge of cloud security within the IT and security professionals in Pakistan. We especially aim to connect with students so that their awareness of cloud security is built at the earliest age allowing us to reach tipping point on awareness within the country as they get employed in the sector.

Latest News & Views

May 15, 2014

Pakistan forming a cyber security strategy

There is good news and bad news relating to cyber security in Pakistan. Good news is that it is on the government’s radar as something that needs guidance and action. Bad news is there are chances that the concept of a secure internet is one that is walled and in a silo from the greater […]

May 15, 2014

Assorted latest cloud security news

Cloudera secures massive 900M USD funding from Intel! http://www.securityweek.com/intel-bets-big-cloud-stake-cloudera   UK based Skyscape gets 4 million pounds from the Business Growth Fund proving that cloud startups focused on the public sector are becoming increasingly important. http://www.businesscloudnews.com/2014/05/15/uk-sme-skyscape-cloud-services-bags-4m-from-bgf/   OpenDNS raises 35M USD from the networking giant Cisco for its Network security as a service play. http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/14/opendns-raises-35m-from-cisco-for-its-cloud-based-enterprise-network-security-as-a-service/ […]

May 15, 2014

The cost of a cloud breach is significantly going up

Securing the cloud in a proactive manner has never been more important. The cost of fixing breaches is going up significantly. Cyber security not only is a critical initiative to protect brand equity but not investing in it now seriously dents the bottom line. A 2013 study from the Ponemon Institute pens the average cost […]

May 15, 2014

An interesting round up of Cyber security tools in the cloud

Image Credit: Anastasios71/Shutterstock To use on premise equipment for cloud security seems the antithesis of the cloud philosophy. Which is why this article on the top ten SAAS security tools caught our eye. And don’t think your customers don’t know it. I was with the CISO of a top 5 Pakistan bank the other day and […]

March 22, 2013

The journey begins with the first step! CCSK certifications start in Pakistan.

Bilal Javed an IP expert with Alcatel-Lucent currently posted in Dubai is now the proud owner of a Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) and one of the first Pakistanis to get this certification. Bilal reached out to CSA Pakistan Chapter on how to further his knowledge about Cloud Security and we guided him to […]

March 22, 2013

As banks move into the clouds, malicious attacks keep increasing.

Why are malicious attacks on banks increasing? Security professionals around the world are unified on the assessments that malicious attacks on banks are not just increasing but increasing exponentially. What’s going on? Are security attacks generally increasing? Have we just learned to detect attacks better? Or is there something genuinely singular going on? The answer […]

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