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CSA APAC Monthly Codebook
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A monthly newsletter, and your source for the most up-to-date news on CSA APAC Region.

CSA APAC Research Activities

Check out our research activities!


Participants Needed! CSA APAC Cloud Adoption Survey


We are extending the closing date of CSA APAC Cloud Adoption Survey!!! The CSA APAC Cloud Adoption Survey aims to provide an in-depth perspective of cloud adoption in the APAC region. We would like to hear from you on cloud adoption in your organization. To provide your inputs, please respond to the full survey with your contact information. We will be giving five CCSK tokens (worth USD $345). The prize drawing will take place once the survey is closed (29th June), and winners will be notified by email on 30th June. Please click here to participate in the survey. Thank you.


Cloud Data Center Security Working Group


Open peer review has been completed for the CSA Cloud Data Center Security Working Group. We will be commencing on the work to create a security guidance document for Cloud Data Center. If you are interested in getting involved with the Cloud Data Center Security working group, please register on Cloud Data Center Security microsite registration page. We appreciate your assistance. Thank you in advance for your time and contribution.


CSA Events and Activities

The latest updates about CSA APAC events and activities.


5th CSA APAC Summit, 3rd May, Singapore


CSA hosted its 5th annual CSA APAC Summit, on 3rd May as a curtain raiser for IDA's CloudAsia 2016, which was held from 3rd May to 5th May also in Singapore. CSA APAC Summit attracted around 440 attendees representing key industry organizations, cloud customers, and the R&D community. The theme of this year's summit centered around how the future of information security lies in the cloud. To read more on CSA APAC Summit, please visit here.


CSA CXO Luncheon, 5th May, Singapore


This year’s second CSA CXO Luncheon was held at Suntec City Convention Center, Singapore, on the 5th of May, 2016. CXOs from both the public and private sectors were in attendance. The sponsors for the luncheon were Qualys, Checkpoint and Intralinks. During the event, Qualys’s Presales Technical Account Manager for South East Asia, Mr. Vikneshwaran Veeran, shared with the audience “Security Concerns Surrounding IoT”, Checkpoint’s Head of Emerging Technology for APAC, Middle East and Africa, Mr. Evan Dumas, shared with us Checkpoint’s views on “The Future of Cloud & IoT Security”. Last but not least, Intralinks’s VP for Strategy and Product Marketing, Mr. Todd Partridge, presented to the audience IoT security concerns services from Intralinks point of view.


CSA STAR Certification Summit, 5th May, Singapore


CSA hosted its 1st in-person CSA STAR Certification Summit in Singapore. This Summit brought Certification Bodies and representatives from Governments from Asia Pacific, Europe and Americas together to discuss the future of cloud computing certification and assurance, while also addressing current challenges on cloud computing security and privacy assurance and compliance. This invitation only event focused on building strategies on CSA National Certification approach and roadmap.


CSA Hong Kong Summit, 18th - 19th May, Hong Kong


CSA Hong Kong and Macau Chapter hosted its CSA Hong Kong Summit at the AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong on 18th - 19th May 2016. The summit was well attended with a fullhouse at the presentation hall. The presentation line up included Anthony Lim, APAC Market Strategy Director of CSA and Michael Yung, Immediate Past Chairman of CSA Hong Kong & Macau Chapter.


CSA Japan Chapter Summit, 24th May, Tokyo


CSA Japan hosted its 3rd annual Japan Summit at the University of Tokyo on 24th May 2016. The theme of the Summit was "Cloud Security for Cyber Physical System" which was well attended by over 200 attendees. The presentation line up included Jim Reavis CEO, Cloud Security Alliance, Chris Cesio, Skyhigh Networks, Inc. VP Business Development & WW Channels, Prof. Dr. Georg Borges, Saarland University, Germany, Dr. Christian Geltinger.


Chapter Spotlight

Featured chapter of the month


Xi An Chapter


Xi An Chapter is strategically located in the northwest area as a city spearheading large scale development in the western region of China. The Chapter currently has 34 members who are all recognised influential leaders in the region. Newly established in 2016, the Chapter has the following objectives,


APAC Volunteer Leadership Spotlight


Mr. Ma Kun, Chairman Xi An Chapter


Mr. Ma Kun is the chairman of CSA‘s Xi An chapter. His ID is cnfjhh. He is an expert in information security, focusing on the security of the frontier in network. As an enthusiast in cybersecurity, he is integrated with the community as one of the core members in HUC and FST, he was also involved in domestic hack enthusiasts organization between 2002 and 2008. With his strength in penetration testing, he discovered multiple well-known vulnerabilities independently. He is the author of a few major security journals. In 2012, he founded the Clover Security company which consists of the CloverSec Labs, the penetration test platform, the APT defense architecture and the first community frame for scan - BugScan.


Upcoming Events

Come and Join Us!

    CSA APAC Events
  • 4th CSA Taiwan Chapter Summit, 12 - 13 July, Taipei, Taiwan
  • For more information about the event, please visit Here.

  • Inaugural CSA Chennai Summit, 29 July, Chennai, India
  • Inaugural CSA Nepal Summit, 3 August, Nepal
  • 4th CSA ASEAN Summit, September, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Inaugural CSA Government Cybersecurity Forum, 12 October, Singapore
  • 4th CSA APAC Congress, 22 - 23 November, Bangalore, India

    CSA APAC-Supported Events
  • DatacenterDynamics Converged, 21 June, Australia
  • For more information about the event, please visit Here.

  • Innovating Healthcare Asia Pacific 2016, 20 - 21 July, Singapore
  • (ISC)2 Security Congress, 25 - 26 Jul, Bangkok, Thailand
  • CloudSec 2016, 11 August, Chengdu, China
  • RAISE Forum, 11 August, Singapore
  • CloudSec 2016, 18 August, Mumbai, India
  • CloudSec 2016, 23 August, Singapore
  • Symposium on Risk Management, 25 August, Hong Kong
  • CloudSec 2016, 30 August, Hong Kong
  • CloudSec 2016, 8 September, Seoul, Korea
  • DatacenterDynamics Converged, 13 - 18 September, Singapore
  • DatacenterDynamics Converged, 9 November, Hong Kong
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