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August 2, 2016

Job Announcements

Current Job Postings: 
Microsoft is currently recruiting for the following Security Positions

PSE is currently recruiting for a Security Analyst

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November 27, 2015

Catch Up on 2015 Presentations

View presentations from past meetings, podcasts and articles on our Cumulus page.

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October 25, 2015

2015 Chapter Cloud Security Survey

The CSA Seattle Chapter Cloud Security survey helps us measure opinions, trends and changes in sentiment to adopting cloud services. We invite you and your peers to participate in the CSA 2015 Cloud Security survey at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/csa2015survey. We will share the results of our surveys at a future CSA Greater Seattle Area chapter meeting. Results will also be posted online. 

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May 3, 2015

2014 Cloud Security Survey

The 2014 Seattle Chapter Survey measures Cloud security issues and adoption rates by CSA member enterprises.  Results from the Survey include:

Top Customer concerns with the Cloud Services

  • Data breaches, data losses, and data compromises due to search and seizures of cloud.
  • Complexity of Cloud integration with existing IT Operations.
  • Ability to audit the Security and Privacy of data in the Cloud.
  • Ability to measure security services and controls transparency from cloud service providers.

 

View the 2014 Survey

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June 28, 2014

Security Trends Article Series

In 2012, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing launched the Cloud Security Readiness Tool (CSRT) to help organizations understand their current IT infrastructure, identify relevant industry regulations, and evaluate whether cloud adoption will meet their business needs. The aggregate data from the survey has provided insights into current technology trends and security conditions in Retail, Healthcare, and the Financial Services industries.

View Reports

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May 3, 2014

Security Trends in Financial Services, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

In 2012, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing launched the Cloud Security Readiness Tool (CSRT) to help organizations understand their current IT infrastructure, identify relevant industry regulations, and evaluate whether cloud adoption will meet their business needs. The aggregate data from the survey has provided insights into current technology trends and security conditions in four distinct industries; “Security trends in financial services” is the first report. Additional reports will be published that consider trends in healthcare, retail, and public sector (government) organizations in the coming weeks.

View Report

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December 27, 2013

Software Defined Perimeter (SDP)

The Cloud Security Alliance recently announced a new approach to protecting corporate assets. It is named the “Software Defined Perimeter’ or SDP. SDP is a security framework that can be deployed to protect application infrastructure from network-based attacks. The SDP incorporates security standards from a variety of organizations such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) into an integrated network security framework. Read the full article.

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October 3, 2013

CSA Seattle Chapter Releases 2013 Report on Cloud Adoption Survey

The CSA Seattle Chapter 2012 fall survey included responses from 107 CSA Seattle Chapter and ISSA members from the Greater Puget Sound area and beyond.  It measures the key obstacles to Cloud adoption including insights on what customers want in order to move the cloud faster.  Key findings from the survey include:

  • Reputation and Brand is the #1 criteria for customers evaluating CSPs.
  • Customers want more Transparency from CSPs to increase confidence in Cloud computing.
  • 80% of respondents identified External Certification as important.
  • Concerns over Data Ownership remain a key factor in cloud adoption.

The survey will be used as a baseline for future surveys by the Seattle Chapter to measure customer adoption rates and issues or concerns with cloud based solutions.

Read 2013 Survey Report

 

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May 26, 2013

Call for Cloud Security Articles

Seattle Chapter Members are invited to submit articles on Cloud Security for publication in the ISSA Journal.  Article submission is open to ISSA members and non-members.  For more information and editorial guidelines please visit the ISSA Journal web page.

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April 18, 2013

Records in the Cloud Survey

Chapter members are invited to participate in the Records in the Cloud international research project by taking a brief survey. This survey gathers information from users of all types of cloud computing services in order to help us understand users’ needs and experiences.

Records in the Cloud, supported by your feedback, studies the management, operational, legal, and technical issues surrounding the storage and management of records in the cloud. Its goals are:

 1) to determine what policies and procedures a provider should have in place for fully implementing the records/archives management regime of the organization outsourcing the records, for responding promptly to its needs, and for detecting, identifying, analyzing and responding to incidents; and

2) to develop guidelines to assist organizations in assessing the risks and benefits of outsourcing records/archives storage and processing to a cloud provider; in writing contractual agreements, certifications and attestations; and in integrating outsourcing with the organization’s records management and information governance programs.

The web-based survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The survey is anonymous and delivered on secure survey software that meets the privacy and security criteria of University of British Columbia. Participation is voluntary, and completion of the questionnaire indicates your consent to participate in this research. Any identifying information will be removed from the dataset prior to analysis to protect the confidentiality of your answers.

The questionnaire is available online at:
http://fluidsurveys.com/s/RitC/cloud-user-survey/

The survey will be open until May 1st, 2013.  For more information about the research project(including privacy policy)  visit www.recordsinthecloud.org. This study is affiliated with the University of British Columbia.

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