CSA launches first Zero Trust certification


The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has introduced the Certificate of Competence in Zero Trust (CCZT), the industry’s first authoritative Zero Trust certification.

CSA said the certification responds to the changing pervasive technology landscape and the inadequacy of existing security models. It aims to equip security professionals with the knowledge needed to develop and implement a zero trust strategy.

Zero trust is recognized by many as the future of information security. Jim Reavis, CEO and co-founder of Cloud Security Alliance highlighted its applicability in various technology areas, from industrial control systems to cloud computing and generative AI.

“The ‘never trust, always verify’ Zero Trust principles are clearly the way forward, and we anticipate that virtually all organizations will apply this strategy to diverse technology environments to protect mission-critical assets and prevent breaches,” he said. Reavis said.

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THE CCZT program offers comprehensive training, drawing on best practices endorsed by industry experts, standards bodies and governments. It includes fundamental principles from leading sources such as CISA and NIST, as well as innovative insights from CSA Research and the expertise of Zero Trust pioneer John Kindervag.

“Having a real measurement tool could be the push businesses need to truly engage with ZTA (zero trust architecture(s)) and understand the results,” commented Jonathan Trull, Chief Security Officer at the house of Qualys. “Being certified will help organizations set clear goals and be more effective in their implementation. »

CCZT is expected to become a crucial asset as organizations adopt the Zero Trust model, with estimates indicating that 60% of adoption will occur by 2025, according to Gartner. Dean Webb, Cybersecurity Solutions Engineer at Merlin Cybershares these views.

“As companies add the CCZT to their list of desired and required certifications, it will drive IT professionals in general to seek the certification as a gateway to future opportunities,” Webb said. “As this happens, companies will adopt more zero trust practices simply because they have staff who understand them and want to see them implemented. »

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