The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced the establishment of the CSA Asia pacific headquarters.
The announcement came in conjunction with the Cloud Security Alliance Summit 2012, which was held as part of the RSA Conference 2012 in San Francisco.
As founding sponsor, Trend Micro will be the first security company within APAC to chair the CSA Executive Council. Additionally, CSA has appointed Aloysius Cheang, current Asia pacific strategy advisor, as Asia pacific MD.
“The dynamism of the cloud computing market and its exponential adoption across the Asia pacific has created a growing sense of urgency among organisations to take a hard look at cloud security,” Cheang said.
“Asia pacific plays a critical role in the future of cloud computing, and a stronger physical presence for CSA in this region will help us provide greater access and support to governments, businesses and our rapidly growing members and partners in the region,” Cheang added.
CSA has a close following in the region with country and city-specific chapters and chapters-in-development in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, New Zealand, Pakistan and Singapore.
“We applaud and support CSA’s efforts in education and research around cloud security and are excited for this opportunity to be co-founders of the CSA APAC headquarters,” said Eva Chen, CEO at Trend Micro.
“Asia pacific is an extremely heterogeneous region and standardisation of data governance policies, especially for cloud environments, will be key in helping accelerate adoption of cloud computing,” Chen added.
Chen was also awarded with the CSA Leadership award at the Summit today. “I am honoured and look forward to a rewarding partnership moving into the future,” she said.
Sub editor, Ben Rossi is reporting live from the RSA Security Conference, 2012 in San Francisco. For live tweets from the event, follow @ComputerNewsME and #RSAC.