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Cloud Security Alliance appoints its first chairman

Zafar Anjum | April 4, 2012
The alliance strengthens team in Asia Pacific in preparation for the opening of its Asia Pacific headquarters in 2012.

Ken Low, director of enterprise security, Asia Pacific, Trend Micro, has become the first chairman of the Asia Pacific Executive Council for The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

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.

This appointment reinforces CSA's continuing efforts to strengthen its presence in this region in the lead up to the establishment of its AP headquarters in the second quarter of 2012, said Trend Micro in a statement today.

Ken has held previous roles in security firms including RSA Security (EMC), VeriSign, TippingPoint (HP/3Com) and Sensecurity. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds a GAIC Security Leadership certification.

"As we continue our journey to develop specific initiatives for Asia Pacific, we are pleased to appoint Ken Low of Trend Micro to lead the region's executive council," said Aloysius Cheang, managing director Asia Pacific, CSA. "His wealth of experience in the cyber security space and passion for promoting best practices and standards in cloud security place him in an ideal position to support CSA's mission."

Based in Singapore, Ken will represent and safeguard the interests of corporate and individual members in Asia Pacific as the chairman of CSA Asia Pacific Council.

"I am very excited to be part of CSA Asia Pacific to further the efforts in education and research around cloud security in this region, and help accelerate the development of standards and adoption of cloud computing," said Ken.

"For example, Trend Micro has worked with the CSA in helping influence cloud security initiatives of governments in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Trend Micro has also collaborated with the CSA Cloud Data Governance working group on a global survey to identify the gaps in the current state of data governance and data security capabilities. In my role with CSA, we will be looking to sponsor a new research project for this region with CSA that will provide useful insights for future guidance on best practices for cloud security."


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