Cloud Security Alliance Expands its wings in Asia Pacific

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Trend Micro Incorporated have announced the establishment of the CSA Asia Pacific headquarters. As founding sponsor, Trend Micro will be the first security company within APAC to chair the CSA Executive Council. Additionally, CSA has appointed Aloysius Cheang, currently our Asia Pacific Strategy Advisor, as Managing Director Asia Pacific which further underscores CSA’s commitment to the region.

CSA will also be honoring Trend Micro CEO Eva Chen with the first Cloud Security Alliance Industry Leadership award for her long-standing support and significant achievements in bringing cloud security innovations to the APAC region.

CSA currently enjoys a close following in the region with country and city-specific chapters and chapters-in-development in ten countries including Australia, China (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, New Zealand, Pakistan, and Singapore. With the new added strength and a hub presence, and the appointment of a Managing Director, CSA will now be able to offer increased support and collaboration across all key markets.

Continuing on its mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing, CSA has announced a series of goals and initiatives specifically for Asia Pacific. These include:

•         Selection of APAC Headquarters location, to be completed in Q2 2012.

•         Engaging regional key stake holders including government, legal experts, service providers, technology providers and consumers.

•         Customizing/developing relevant best practices and standards for the APAC market.

•         Center of excellence for research and training.

•         Establishment of global standards secretariat within APAC.

•         Serving as a regional hub for corporate members looking to bridge the gap between the West and the     East.

•         Serving as a cloud operations magnet for corporate members and providing support for emerging growth members.

6-Mar-2012 05:47:50