Cloud Security Alliance Announces Asia Pacific Expansion Initiativewith Trend Micro as Founding Sponsor

6th Mar 2012
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Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Trend Micro Incorporated, a global cloud security leader, today announced the establishment of the CSA Asia Pacific headquarters. Trend Micro, also the founding sponsor, will be the first security company within APAC to chair the CSA Executive Council. CSA has appointed Aloysius Cheang as Managing Director Asia Pacific.

Speaking about the expansion initiative in the Asia Pacific region, Aloysius Cheang said, “The dynamism of the cloud computing market and its exponential adoption across Asia Pacific has created a growing sense of urgency among organizations to take a hard look at cloud security. 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.”

Commenting on the partnership with Trend Micro, Aloysius said, “Trend Micro, a cloud-security pioneer, has been and will be a crucial partner in strengthening CSA’s presence within this region. We are pleased to have this opportunity to recognize Trend Micro’s role, as well as honour Ms. Chen for her valued support.”

CSA will also be honoring Trend Micro CEO Eva Chen with the first Cloud Security Alliance Industry Leadership award for her long-standing support and significant achievements in bringing cloud security innovations to the APAC region.

Speaking about the developments, Eva Chen, CEO, Trend Micro said, “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. Asia Pacific is an extremely heterogeneous region and standardization of data governance policies, especially for cloud environments, will be key in helping accelerate adoption of cloud computing.” She further added, “I am also honoured by being presented with the CSA Leadership award, and look forward to a rewarding partnership moving into the future.”

CSA currently has country and city-specific chapters and chapters-in-development in ten countries including Australia, China (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, New Zealand, Pakistan, and Singapore. With the setting up of a headquarter and the appointment of a Managing Director, CSA will now be able to better address issues across all key markets.

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