Securing the Converged Cloud Takes Center Stage at the Cloud Security Alliance's Annual CSA Summit at RSA Conference 2017


SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA Conference 2017 -- The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world's leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment today announced the agenda for its annual CSA Summit 2017, a full-day event being held at the RSA Conference 2017 on Monday, February 13, 2017. This year's CSA Summit will welcome world leading security experts and cloud providers to discuss global governance, new cloud technologies and applications, the threat landscape, security innovations and latest best practices to help organizations address the new frontiers in cloud security.

"Today, the cloud has evolved into a central IT system by which organizations are expected to transform themselves into over the coming years," said Jim Reavis, Co-founder and CEO of the Cloud Security Alliance.  "Cloud represents the future of tomorrow's agile enterprise and advanced technology trends, such as Internet of Things (IoT), quantum computing and container technologies.  These will not only extend the possibilities and benefits of cloud, but also creates new attack vectors for ambitious and resourceful adversaries. This year's Summit will look take a close look at several new and promising advancements and how companies can securely apply them in their own environment."

The CSA Summit at RSA Summit will feature invited keynote speakers this year including:

  • Robert Herjavec, CEO & Founder, Herjavec Group  
  • General Keith Alexander, CEO & President, IronNet Cybersecurity  

In addition to keynote speakers, this year's event will also feature presentations and roundtable discussions from some of the industry's foremost companies in cloud advancements and innovations including Centrify, Cryptzone, Oracle, Qualys, Zscaler, Veracode, Venify and WhiteHat Security on a number of important topics including the software-defined perimeter, security in the age of access, security for IaaS and PaaS, Cloud and IoT risks, threats and opportunities; and how to embrace the cloud and mobility through security and network transformation. In addition to the presentations, the CSA will also release new research and updates on cloud assessment tools during the Summit.

Attendance to the event is open and free to any individuals registered as an RSA conference delegate or with an RSA Expo available at, registration code XE7CLDSECALL. Individuals wishing to attend this event must indicate so during registration.  Seating is limited and the event does reach capacity each year.

WHAT: Cloud Security Alliance Summit 2017

WHEN: Monday, February 13
8:30 am – 9:00 am: Doors Open
9:00 am – 4:00 pm: Conference Program

WHERE: RSA Conference 2017
Marriott Marquis,
780 Mission ST
San Francisco, CA 94103       



Members of the media and analyst community interested in attending the event should contact for more information, to receive press credentials and to schedule pre-event or onsite interviews with CSA leadership, working group chairs and conference speakers.

Cloud Security Alliance Congresses and Summits continue to be the industry's premier gathering for IT security professionals and executives who must further educate themselves on the rapidly evolving subject of cloud security. Attendees will gain exposure to industry-specific case studies that will help them learn and leverage best practices used by their peers in moving to a secure cloud.

About Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world's leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA harnesses the subject matter expertise of industry practitioners, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, certification, events and products. CSA's activities, knowledge and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by cloud — from providers and customers, to governments, entrepreneurs and the assurance industry — and provide a forum through which diverse parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem. For further information, visit us at, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.