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

July 9, 2016

CCSK has some unique benefits on other cloud security certifications

It has less cost and NO recurring annual cost. It is first ever cloud security certification in industry. Certification program is run by CSA, (most renowned subject matter expert body of industry).
Upcoming cloud security certifications are based on CCSK. you have 2 exam attempts in single voucher.[…]  

June 27, 2016

CSA Pakistan Chapter brings 15% discount on CCSK exam voucher

CCSK is Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), the industry’s first user certification for secure cloud computing. The CCSK certification ensures that professionals have a demonstrated awareness of the security threats and best practices for securing the cloud. Voucher will be available on first come, first serve basis. CCSK exam fee: CCSK frequently asked questions:[…]

 

May 1, 2016

Call for Expression Of Interest for 4 Open Position ( Directors ) in Cloud Security Alliance Pakistan

CSA Pakistan Chapter elective board would like to invite your attention for the following announcement in relation with chapter elections. With your help, we are looking for candidates willing to uptake chapter leadership responsibilities. Following are the primary set of qualities for eligible candidates: - Actively contributed in volunteer activities in past 5 years. - Demonstrated skills, ability and passion to lead a volunteer-based structure - Conversant with CSA mission, vision, programs and goals. - Involvement with cloud community based activities. The chapter leadership role may require 5-15 hours of work per week on an average alongside with travel opportunities (where applicable). […]

 

April 15, 2016

Elective Board

CSA Pakistan Chapter elective board would like to invite your attention for the following announcement in relation with chapter elections. With your help, we are looking for candidates willing to uptake chapter leadership responsibilities. Following are the primary set of qualities for eligible candidates: - Actively contributed in volunteer activities in past 5 years. - Demonstrated skills, ability and passion to lead a volunteer-based structure - Conversant with CSA mission, vision, programs and goals. - Involvement with cloud community based activities. […]

 

April 11, 2016

The Internet Summit

Dr. Irfan, President CSA Pakistan Chapter addressed the internet summit of Pakistan 2016 and introduced Cloud security alliance and its objective. He discussed about exponential growth prospects of cloud computing, importance of security in cloud and how CSA Pakistan chapter can facilitate the cause[…]

 

April 3, 2016

Secure software Development workshop

this is to inform that the event was successfully held on 10th of March. This event was a continuation of our earlier effects to promote cloud security awareness and general brand building of CSA. However it was unique due to quality of instructor, partnership with leading industry joints (HEC – A government commission to promote higher education, PIEAS - A leading state University & PASHA - Software house association) and participants from diversified sectors of local market.[…]

 

February 14, 2016

Cloud Security Alliance Pakistan

Meeting of Cloud Security Alliance Pakistan Chapter was held on Wednesday evening Feb 10, 2016 at Cape Town Guest House Street # 12, House # 10 F-7/2 Islamabad. Open discussion among different experts from academia and Industries during the meeting has been summarized below. Participants collectively agreed on most of the key points of CSA Pakistan Chapter By-Laws. […]

June 13, 2015

Cloud Security Alliance

We want to inform everyone about the two news items "It is to announce with immense pleasure about the following two news CSA Pakistan Chapter and CSA Islamabad Chapters are merged by CSA Global. After the formation of CSA Islamabad and their previous work efforts, CSA Global was of the opinion to have a single CSA chapter in Pakistan. So they requested the officials from both the chapters to merge into one. Eventually, both the chapters are being merged and named as CSA Pakistan Chapter. CSA Islamabad Officials have taken the charge as officers of the CSA Pakistan Chapter by keeping the same Positions. There are some modifications in the structure of the body of CSA Pakistan, which will be communicated later. […]

 

May 16, 2015


Server Virtualization with VMware 6 Workshop Contents

A) Seminar Intro to Virtualization Benefits of Server Virtualization vSphere Features What's new in vSphere 6.
B) Demonstration/ Workshop on vSphere 6. Installing the ESXi 6 […]

 

May 13, 2015

Cloud Security Alliance Pakistan a seminar on visualization in Abasyn University Islamabad

 

May 6, 2015

CSA in Muhammad Ali Jinnah University Seminar on visualization

As powerful as cloud computing is for the organization, understanding its information security risks and mitigation strategies is critical. Legacy approaches are inadequate, and organizations need competent, experienced professionals equipped with the right cloud security knowledge and skills to be successful. They need CCSPs. Backed by the two leading non-profits focused on cloud and information security, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and (ISC)², the CCSP credential denotes professionals with deep-seated knowledge and competency derived from hands-on experience with information security and cloud computing.[…]

 

May 3, 2015

As powerful as cloud computing is for the organization, understanding its information security risks and mitigation strategies is critical. Legacy approaches are inadequate, and organizations need competent, experienced professionals equipped with the right cloud security knowledge and skills to be successful. They need CCSPs. Backed by the two leading non-profits focused on cloud and information security, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and (ISC)², the CCSP credential denotes professionals with deep-seated knowledge and competency derived from hands-on experience with information security and cloud computing.[…]

 

May 1, 2015

Cloud Security Alliance Islamabad Chapter in media

1. Pro-Pakistani
2. Live News
3. Daily Newiz
4. CSA official Web

 

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

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 5, 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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