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Cloud Security Alliance Launches Zero Trust Advancement Center

Cloud Security Alliance Launches Zero Trust Advancement Center

Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has just announced the launch of its Zero Trust Advancement Center, aiming to bring together its existing research and educational projects with the plan of disseminating them through online platforms and through its global network of chapters.

While teaming up with CrowdStrike, Okta, and Zscaler, CSA intends to develop research, training, professional credentialing and an online center for community Zero Trust resources while building upon their several existing CSA projects, including Software-Defined Perimeter research series, Cloud Controls Matrix, Enterprise Architecture and other related virtualized security models.

“CSA’s large community has made it known that there is a lot of confusion about Zero Trust. Many IT and security executives, as well as the rank and file, report that they do not have access to quality education that explains Zero Trust in a vendor-agnostic setting, frames it as a set of guiding principles, and helps provide context around the myriad of related solutions”, said Jim Reavis, CEO of Cloud Security Alliance.

“We are thrilled that industry leaders CrowdStrike, Okta, and Zscaler share our perspective around Zero Trust as a strategy and are partnering with us to accelerate the creation of standards-driven Zero Trust knowledge in our new center.”

CSA plans to undertaken different activities for the next 18 months through the center including courses in Zero Trust architecture and strategy, a CloudBytes webinar series, several research whitepapers, an annual Zero Trust Summit to be initiated in Q4 2022, and a new professional credential, the Certificate of Zero Trust Knowledge (CZTK).

“In today’s mobile, work-from-anywhere world, identity has become the new security perimeter. According to the CrowdStrike 2022 Global Threat Report, nearly 80 percent of breaches leverage identity to compromise credentials and evade detection in organizations’ networks’ said George Kurtz, CEO and co-founder of CrowdStrike.

“We built CrowdStrike’s Zero Trust solution on our best-of-platform architecture to deliver the modern attack defense pillars – endpoint and workloads, identity and data – and address the adversary problem, whether it is in the cloud, on-prem or in a hybrid environment. The time is right for us to accelerate the deployment of Zero Trust industry standards, and we look forward to working with CSA, Okta, and Zscaler on this initiative.”

According to the organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment CSA, Organizations can now start registering their interest and participate in the program.