Cloud Security Alliance sets up headquarters in Singapore

Infotech Lead Asia: The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has set up its headquarters in Singapore.

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), and founding APAC sponsor Trend Micro lead the effort to set up headquarter.

The CSA will undertake a three-year strategic private-public partnership with support from the Singapore government to further the security of cloud computing. The CSA will also set up 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 APAC region,” said Aloysius Cheang, managing director Asia Pacific for the CSA.

The CSA will play a strategic role helping CSA corporate members to establish and enhance their presence in APAC, using Singapore as an operational base if desired.

CSA will introduce members into various support and collaboration efforts of the Singapore government through EDB and IDA, which will be customized to support CSA corporate members’ business activities in Singapore, and provide access to the vast business opportunities in Singapore and APAC. In addition, CSA will provide corporate members of Singaporean or APAC origins with access to business opportunities and partnerships globally.

“Cloud security is an important focal area for 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,” said Andrew Khaw, senior director, Industry Development Group of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).

“Singapore has historically been a leader in international commerce. Cloud computing at its core must function as a borderless, global utility that functions seamlessly across geographies yet supports jurisdictional requirements. The Cloud Security Alliance finds Singapore to be an ideal partner to help build a trusted, stable and innovative cloud ecosystem,” said Jim Reavis, co-founder and executive director for the CSA.

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