Professional Designation - Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)
The new CCSK designation may help individuals receive specialized training for implementing cloud computing solutions for their organization. While the CCSK is too new for wide spread recognition, continuing education is always beneficial. Companies investing in their security team training in this area may also receive some good ideas for implementing this growing trend in a more secure manner than going in on an unplanned basis.
QUOTE: The Cloud Security Alliance’s Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) is now open for testing. The industry’s first user certification program for secure cloud computing, the CCSK is designed to ensure that a broad range of professionals with responsibility related to cloud computing have a demonstrated awareness of the security threats and best practices for securing the cloud.
As cloud computing is being aggressively adopted, it is critical that the industry provide training and certification of professionals to assure that cloud computing is implemented responsibly with the appropriate security controls. The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has developed a widely adopted catalogue of security best practices, the Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing, V2.1. The CCSK provides evidence that an individual has successfully completed an examination covering the key concepts of the CSA guidance and ENISA whitepaper.