Cloud Security Alliance Appoints Daniele Catteddu to CTO Post


As Its First Ever CTO, Catteddu to Spearhead Organization’s Global Technology Strategy and Roadmap Throughout Key Lines of Business

Seattle, WA – February 23, 2016 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced the appointment of Daniele Catteddu as its first ever Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for driving the development of CSA’s global technology strategy and roadmap throughout its lines of business including research, membership services, standards, education and products. Additionally, Catteddu will be charged with identifying technology trends, products, global policies and evolving social behavior and the impact of each in relation to CSA’s activities.

“Daniele is one of the industry’s foremost cloud security experts,” said Jim Reavis, CEO of the CSA.  “I look forward to working with him in the CTO role as we grow CSA’s influence and continue our expansion into defining assurance for important next generation information technologies.”

Prior to this appointment, Catteddu served as Managing Director of CSA EMEA, where he is credited for establishing and elevating CSA’s presence in the region, making it a center of excellence as viewed by both corporations and policy makers. Catteddu also was instrumental in the development of CSA’s Open Certification Framework, an industry initiative to allow global, accredited and trusted certification of cloud providers.

“I am very much looking forward to taking on the role of CTO for the CSA, where I will have the opportunity to combine my passion for technology with critical and creative thinking to help ensure that any technological advancement is in harmony with and in support of society,” said Catteddu. “I see a tremendous need to educate the market on the fundamental role that information security will play in our future and to provide each market stakeholder with the tools to approach the complexity of the information security issue. With ‘data as the new currency,’ providing high level of info security and protecting people’s right to privacy has become equal to protecting their future investments.”  In the year ahead, Catteddu plans to focus on advancing CSA’s Security, Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR)certification program, including the launch of the STAR Continuous, the identification of new trends especially those related to IoT security, and the creation of the Futures Advisory Committee.

About Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA harnesses the subject matter expertise of industry practitioners, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, certification, events and products. CSA’s activities, knowledge and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by cloud — from providers and customers, to governments, entrepreneurs and the assurance industry — and provide a forum through which diverse parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem.


Kari Walker for the CSA
ZAG Communications
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