Cedrus Digital Joins the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)

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Reinforces its commitment to providing Cloud Security solutions to the risk and compliance challenges that arise in migrating business services and applications to the Cloud

Cedrus Digital, a boutique consulting company that specializes in Enterprise Security for the Cloud, today announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing.

As Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) continue to adopt best-of-breed products, each needing to meet niche requirements within the security domain, Information Security Risk Management teams are working to ensure that policies are followed, and regulatory compliance mandates are met. “Transitioning to the Cloud requires a significant set of new tools and a fresh look at policies, standards, and guidelines,” said Kyle Watson, Identity and Access Management (IAM) & Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) Expert at Cedrus. “Organizations need to support the changing landscape of cloud including Amazon Web Services (AWS) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) applications like Box and Office 365, and Platform as a Service (PaaS) environments like IBM Bluemix. Each of these cloud solutions present numerous security challenges that require new thinking and approach. Joining the CSA was a natural step in our evolution. The CSA membership reinforces our commitment to continuously develop and drive proven best practices and standards that empower enterprises to take full advantage of everything cloud computing has to offer.”

Serving many large enterprises in Financial Services and Healthcare, including Fortune 500 companies, Cedrus has created re-usable implementation patterns and use cases to solve security problems within the domains of Digital Identity Management Transformation and Digital Asset Protection in the Cloud through CASB.

“Being in the Cloud Computing space since the inception of cloud, and delivering value-driven information security solutions, gives Cedrus the experience and expertise to be a great strategic contributor to our cause,” said Jim Reavis, CEO of Cloud Security Alliance. “We look forward to them sharing insights with our member organizations to help advance and execute on Cloud Security best practices and standards.”

About Cedrus Digital
Cedrus Digital is a boutique consulting firm that delivers digital transformation solutions, tools, and services to companies looking for smarter processes to maximize their performance in a cloud-centric world. Cedrus has been helping businesses adapt and leverage market disruptions since its inception in 2013, by combining the agility of a start-up with the experience and expertise of technology veterans. Cedrus’ agile solutions, processes, and tools empower businesses with cutting-edge technologies and products that deliver on projects with confidence, speed, and at a cost-effective price. By leveraging Cloud, Design Thinking, Digital Security, Big Data and Cognitive, Cedrus’ proven framework solutions enable businesses to meet the challenges of today and power the technology innovations of tomorrow. For further information visit us at http://www.cedrus.digital/cloud-security.

About the 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 at http://www.cloudsecurityalliance.org.

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