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

Corporate Members Spotlight

Check out what our corporate members are doing!


Meeting with PricewaterhouseCoopers (Singapore)


CSA APAC visited PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Singapore in April. The CSA Executive Vice President of Asia Pacific, Aloysius Cheang, together with PwC Partner, Technology Consulting, Singapore, Jimmy Sng, discussed about the future cooperation between CSA and PwC. Jimmy expressed that there is a huge opportunity for CSA and PwC to work together on more research and auditing work.


Meeting with KPMG (Singapore)


CSA APAC visited KPMG in Singapore in April. The CSA Executive Vice President of Asia Pacific, Aloysius Cheang, together with KPMG Partner, Information Protection & Business Resilience, ASEAN, Daryl Pereira and KPMG Partner, IT Assurance Services and Management Consulting, ASEAN, Andrew Koh, discussed about the future cooperation between CSA and KPMG. CSA and KPMG discussed about CSA activities and future potential collaboration areas.


Meeting with Ernst & Young (Singapore)


CSA APAC visited Ernst & Young (EY) in April. The CSA Executive Vice President of Asia Pacific, Aloysius Cheang, shared with EY Partner of Advisory Services, Gerry Chng and EY Manager of Advisory Services, Manoj Wadhwa, on CSA and discussed about future potential collaboration areas between CSA and EY.


CSA APAC Research Activities

Check out our research activities!


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 organisation. 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. The link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/csaapaccloudadoption.


Open Peer Review: Cloud Data Center Security Working Group Charter


The Cloud Security Alliance would like to invite you to review and comment on a proposed Cloud Data Center Security Working Group Charter. The focus of the Cloud Data Center Security working group is to develop and maintain a research portfolio providing capabilities to assist the cloud provider industry in enhancing their Data Centers’ security. This working group will be a forum for corporations, organisations and individuals who are interested in the topic on cloud data center security. The goal in forming this working group is to spark discussions on projects and issues regarding securing cloud data center. The mission of the Cloud Data Center Security working group is to develop a universal security guidance document which will be applicable regardless of size and industry. This is your opportunity to provide feedback and identify any critical areas that we might miss in our working group’s focus. The open review and comments period starts today and ends on May 21, 2016. Follow the below link to the peer review site to begin the process to submit feedback: https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/document/cloud-data-center-security-working-group-charter/ We appreciate your assistance. Thank you in advance for your time and contribution. 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.


Memoir of An Analyst

Our thoughts on cloud security


What We can do about Cyber Security in Singapore


Anthony Lim, Market Strategy Director of CSA published an article on iDA's website titled "What We can do about Cyber Security in Singapore".

Abstract: Singapore’s Smart Nation vision will bring all of us to the forefront of 21st century living – better lives for our citizens, more opportunities, and building stronger communities.
With the openness and connectivity that we enjoy through technology, security becomes equally important. Cyber security and vigilance should become as much of our daily lives as technology will be.
Industry observers, academics and security solution providers have come forward to offer opinions and observations on the trends and threats of cyber security, and all of them are valid and applicable.
There are many areas that we can look into and here are areas that Singapore should pay attention to – and I would like to share the 3 key areas of concern that individuals and companies can play a larger part in being vigilant.

If you would like to read the full article, please click: Here!


CSA Supported Conference

The latest updates about CSA APAC supported conferences


DatacenterDynamics Converged Indonesia, 7th April, Indonesia


CSA APAC was invited to the DCD Converged Indonesia on the 7th of April, 2016 at Indonesia. CSA APAC Research Analyst, Mickey Law, delivered a presentation on “GRC in the Cloud - with CCM”. DCD delivers insight and networking opportunities to key stakeholders from the world’s largest end-users and operators of data center and cloud infrastructure – the people responsible for keeping the digital world up and running.


MPA-SSA Maritime Cybersecurity Seminar 2016, 20 April, Singapore


Anthony Lim, Market Strategy Director of CSA, attended the Maritime Cybersecurity Seminar 2016 on 20th April at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. Anthony was the moderator for the panel discussion on “Cyber Security Awareness for the Firm and Management”.

The theme of the event was "Assessment, Awareness and Action". It aims to promote greater awareness of the cyber threats that could impact the maritime communicaty in Singapore and to share information on the strategies that can be adopted and solutions that are available to mitigate these cyber security risks in the maritime ecosystem.


Chapter Spotlight

Featured chapter of the month


Vietnam Chapter


CSA Vietnam Chapter is an in-development chapter founded in September 2015 with the mission to promote the adoption and application of cloud technologies and cloud security technologies innovations in Vietnam. The chapter also aims to create a special task force to help organizations adopt CSA best practices for the security assurance of Cloud Computing to secure their cloud computing projects and initiatives. The chapter localize and facilitate the adoption of CSA Global research papers and guidelines to Vietnam market , and Organize activities to help the local security community to keep abreast with the latest Cloud Security technology. Lastly, the chapter aims to create awareness and promote Cloud Security education and certification, including CSA CCSK.

CSA Vietnam chapter is actively involved in CSA Research working groups such as Cloud Data Center Security, IoT etc..., and also has plan to localize various research documents in Vietnamese such as the upcoming Security Guidance version 4 and CCM 3.0.1.


APAC Volunteer Leadership Spotlight


Mr. Philip Hung Cao


Mr. Philip Hung Cao is the Founder, Director and Operator of CSA Vietnam Chapter . He also holds other role as Co-Founder and Vice Chairman for ISACA HCMC Chapter, Formation Committee. He has 15 years experience in ICT industry in various sectors & positions.

Prior to returning back to Vietnam and join Palo Alto Networks as a Solutions Architect, Philip used to live in Singapore and worked for Ingram Micro Asia as a Solutions Sales Consultant. Before that, he spent more than a decade of success with ICT industry in Vietnam, where he held a variety of roles from technical engineer, solutions consultant, channel development to management of key global ICT vendors & distributors such as FPT Distribution, Microsoft, Symantec, ZyXEL, Avnet Technology Solutions, Samsung... as well as owner of his early start-up business.

Philip is participating in Singapore ICT Associations and also Global Network & Associations such as IEEE, ISACA, IAPP, IASA, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), Microsoft CIO Network, VMware CxO Corner, J-Partner Consultant... He also participated in Vietnam ICT Associations such as Vietnam Information Security Association (VNISA), Board of Advisory (2011) & Member Board of Judges (2015, 2016) for ASEAN CIO| CSO Awards by IDG, Vietnam CIO, IT Leader Club (ITLC) etc...

Philip graduated from Danang University of Technology in Vietnam with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering.


Upcoming Events

Come and Join Us!

    CSA APAC Events
  • 2nd CSA Hong Kong Chapter Summit, 18 - 19 May, Hong Kong
  • For more information about the event, please visit Here.

  • 3rd CSA Japan Chapter Summit, 24 May, Japan
  • For more information about the event, please visit Here.

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

  • 4th CSA ASEAN Summit, September, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Inaugural CSA Government Cybersecurity Forum, 12 October, Singapore
  • 4th CSA APAC Congress, 21 - 22 November, Bangalore, India

    CSA APAC-Supported Events
  • Asian Utility Week, 31 May - 1 June, Bangkok, Thailand
  • DatacenterDynamics Converged, 21 June, Australia
  • For more information about the event, please visit Here.

  • Innovating Healthcare Asia Pacific 2016, 20 - 21 July, Singapore
  • 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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