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Singapore selected as CSA’s corporate headquarters

Zafar Anjum | July 24, 2012
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is establishing its corporate headquarters in Singapore

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is establishing its corporate headquarters in Singapore, under an effort led by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), and Trend Micro.

The Cloud Security Alliance 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. Trend Micro, a global cloud security solutions provider, is the founding sponsor of CSA Asia Pacific.

According to announcement made on 20 July, the CSA will undertake a three-year strategic private-public partnership with support from the Singapore government to further the security of cloud computing.

As part of the agreement, the CSA will establish a Global Research Centre, Global Standards Secretariat, and Global Centre of Excellence for CCSK training and education in Singapore.

"After a highly competitive process, with interest from many candidates in the region, we are pleased to have selected Singapore as the key hub for CSA activities in the Asia Pacific region," said Aloysius Cheang, managing director Asia Pacific for the CSA. "EDB and IDA have demonstrated a great commitment to the CSA presence in Asia Pacific, which will be highly beneficial to our members in the region, and elevate Singapore as a global hub for cloud computing security."

"Cloud security is an important focal area for Singapore," said Andrew Khaw, senior director, Industry Development Group of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). "IDA is pleased to support the Cloud Security Alliance in setting up its corporate headquarters in Singapore. The CSA will not only promote best practices, drive standards and encourage innovative applications and services in the arena of cloud security, it can also use its global network to facilitate development collaboration opportunities for Singapore infocomm enterprises. Such initiatives complement our efforts to encourage cloud adoption and develop capabilities in cloud security."

 

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