Secure Cloud Computing Body the Cloud Security Alliance Launches CCSK V4

December 6, 2017
Secure Cloud Computing Body the Cloud Security Alliance Launches CCSK V4
Secure cloud computing body the ‘Cloud Security Alliance’ (CSA) has announced the launch of Version 4.0 of the ‘Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge’ exam (CCSK). The CSA, which has offices in Seattle, Washington, United States, Singapore and Scotland, United Kingdom, is dedicated to “defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment”. The organization brings together industry expertise in the form of “practitioners, associations, governments” as well as from enterprise and individual members. It organizes and manages research related to cloud security-specific alongside education and certification for members. ‘CCSK v4’ reflects more recent changes in the cloud arena.

The current exam version better reflects “current operational realities in cloud”. CCSK has been upgraded to mirror content provided by the ‘Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing 4.0’ documentation that was released earlier in the year. 86% of exam questions are now related to this documentation. The latest version of the exam also reflects the “rebuilding of the introductory, infrastructure, and governance/legal/risk sections” and covers data security issues related to Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) technologies and business continuity services. Now available for $395, the exam also addresses “how IoT, mobile, serverless computing, and Big Data technologies are connected to cloud computing”.

"Since its launch, the CCSK has been recognized and widely accepted as the gold standard by a broad coalition of experts and organizations for demonstrating cloud security competency," explained CEO, CSA, Mr. Jim Reavis. "With this update, the CCSK is again proving to be the definitive resource for anyone in IT and information security who is looking to declare their understanding of key cloud security issues."

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