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The Cloud Security Alliance will launch an Australian chapter at the AusCERT2012 conference this week

The move follows the three year old global organisation's entry into the Asia Pacific region in February this year, at which time plans for both Australian and New Zealand chapters were announced. In February the CSA named Trend Micro as founding sponsor for Asia Pacific and appointed Aloysius Cheang, Trend Micro's Asia Pacific strategy advisor, as managing director Asia Pacific.

The CSA is a not-for-profit organisation 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. It is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders.

Christofer Hoff, one of the founders of the CSA and head of the Architecture and Framework working group, will deliver the plenary session at AusCERT - being held on the Gold Coast 14 to 18 May - and David Ross, one of the founders of the Australian chapter, will speak at the event on Wednesday afternoon.

Ross said: "This announcement is the culmination of the efforts of the founding directors over the past year...The Cloud Security Alliance is free and open to anyone with an interest in cloud security in Australia. With the extensive use of virtualisation by Australian organisations, many of these organisations are also looking to move to the cloud. "

The CSA lists key areas of interest for the Australian chapter as being "regional considerations, as particular to Australian states and territories, for: legal, jurisdiction and privacy issues; identity management; standards, compliance and audit; security as a service; consumer and mobile use of cloud services."

The inaugural general meeting of the CSA Australia Chapter will be held at the conference at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on 17 May 2012.

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Stuart Corner


Tracking the telecoms industry since 1989, Stuart has been awarded Journalist Of The Year by the Australian Telecommunications Users Group (twice) and by the Service Providers Action Network. In 2010 he received the 'Kester' lifetime achievement award in the Consensus IT Writers Awards and was made a Lifetime Member of the Telecommunications Society of Australia. He was born in the UK, came to Australia in 1980 and has been here ever since.






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