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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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September 8, 2014

PRISEM

View our latest Podcast with Michael K. Hamilton, CEO, M.K. Hamilton & Associates, on the “Public Regional Information Security Event Management (PRISEM)” system.  Mr. Hamilton discusses the Washington State PRISEM system which is being developed and adopted as the standard for monitoring and responding to information security threats and events in the public sector throughout the Pacific Northwest Region.   The interview is listed on our Podcast page or visit The Cumulus page for links to past presentations and other helpful resources.

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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.

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February 1, 2014

Healthcare IT and Compliance in the Cloud

Be sure to view our latest Podcast with John Christiansen, Attorney and Founder of Christiansen IT Law, on Healthcare IT and the Cloud.  John discusses the challenges, regulatory issues, and best practices for healthcare customers to assess if Cloud Providers meet compliance requirements under HIPAA and the HITech Act and provides information to CSP’s on what they can do to meet the needs of their healthcare customers.  The interview is listed on our Podcast page or visit The Cumulus page for links to past presentations and other helpful resources.

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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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December 27, 2013

Risk Management for the Cloud

Be sure to view our latest Podcast with Cary Sholer, President and Founder of Farallon Risk Group, on Risk Management and Assessments in the Cloud.  Cary discusses the challenges, issues, and best practices for performing risk assessments of Cloud Providers.  The interview is listed on our Podcast page or the visit The Cumulus page for links to past presentations and other helpful resources.

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October 27, 2013

Podcasts on Legal Issues in the Cloud

Be sure to view our latest podcast interviews with Christopher Howard and Colin Folawn, Attorney’s with Schawbe, Williamson & Wyatt.  In three podcasts Mr. Howard and Mr. Colin discuss “Legal Data in the Cloud”,  “eDiscovery in the Cloud”, and “Picking a CSP for a Law Firm”.  The interviews can be found on our Podcast page or on our Cumulus page which includes links to view past chapter presentations, our solutions directory and vendor white papers,  and information on the CSA Global STAR Registry and CCSK certification.

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