Cloud Security Alliance Announces Strong Line Up of Trainings and Working Group Sessions Scheduled for Privacy. Security. Risk. 2016 Conference


Presented by CSA Congress and IAPP Privacy Academy, Event to Provide Forum for Professionals to Expand Education and Collaborative Work in IoT, Containerization, Privacy Audits, Threat Intelligence and Privacy Risk Analysis

San Jose, CA – August 8, 2016 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, today released its schedule of workshops and CSA Working Group sessions taking place in conjunction with the upcoming Privacy. Security. Risk. 2016 conference scheduled for September 13-16 at the San Jose Convention Center. Presented by CSA Congress and IAPP Privacy Academy, the workshops and working group sessions will provide attendees with advanced knowledge and collaboration opportunities on some of the most forward-looking cloud computing technologies, initiatives and global concerns.

This year’s workshop schedule includes the following:

  • Software Assurance: Putting Industry Best Practices into Action
  • Cloud Controls Matrix Foundation Workshop
  • Cloud Security and Privacy Audits: A 360-Degree Crash Course
  • Meeting the Challenges of Privacy, Security and Compliance in the Cloud

“This year, we have worked to design a training track that will provide attendees with valuable knowledge, no matter where they are in their cloud adoption, to better understand and tackle some of the top challenges and concerns organizations are facing when implementing and managing cloud technology,” said J.R. Santos, Executive Vice President of Research at the CSA. “These workshops are designed to really get to the heart of the matter at a deeper level and in an intimate setting that naturally fosters knowledge building, idea exchange and problem solving.”

All workshops are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 14 and are offered at an additional cost to the main conference. For more information and to register visit:

Aside from the workshops, Privacy. Security. Risk. 2016 will serve as host to a number of important CSA Working Group sessions where CSA members will look to collaborate on and move forward with a number of important research and guidance efforts on behalf of the CSA. Scheduled for Tuesday, September 13 at the Blossom Hill Room at San Jose Marriot, CSA Working Groups scheduled to meet include:

  • Containerization
  • Internet of Things
  • Mobile Application Security Testing Initiative
  • Open API
  • Open Certification Framework
  • Quantum Safe Security
  • Security as a Service
  • New Research Working Groups: Blockchain & Data Center Security

Participation in the working group sessions are free and open to all CSA members. For schedule information and to register to attend a session visit:

Presented by the IAPP Privacy Academy and CSA Congress, the P.S.R. Conference, now in its third year, is expected to draw approximately 1,500 privacy and cloud security professionals. The event brings together two related fields—privacy and security – with important perspective to help practitioners excel in their role. The event aims to deliver the most thought-provoking speakers and sessions led by the foremost experts and provides invaluable opportunities to connect and share ideas. The join event will provide attendees with more than double the education and networking opportunities with the leading innovators and practitioners in technology, security and privacy for the price of a single conference.

Registration is now open and with an early registration discount of $200 available until August 19. The most current conference program can be found at

WHAT: Cloud Security Alliance Congress US 2016 at P.S.R.
WHEN: Workshops: September 13-14 Conference: September 15-16 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE: San Jose Marriott and San Jose Convention Center
MEDIA REGISTRATION: [email protected]

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. CSA has developed the definitive best practices for the industry, such as the “Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing”, the “Cloud Controls Matrix”, “Top Threats to Cloud Computing” and 50 other cloud security research artifacts. For further information, visit us

About the IAPP
The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the world’s largest association of privacy professionals with more than 25,000 members across 86 countries. The IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps to define and support the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at

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