Cloud Security Alliance appoints first APAC exco chair
By Asia Cloud Forum editors 05-Apr-2012
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has appointed the first chairman of the Asia Pacific executive council for CSA, following its February announcement to set up its APAC headquarters in the second quarter of 2012.
The appointment was made on Ken Low, Trend Micro APAC's director of enterprise security. Based in Singapore, Low is tasked to represent and safeguard the interests of corporate and individual members in APAC, and to promote greater awareness of CSA and its industry initiatives. Trend Micro is the founding sponsor of CSA Asia Pacific.
"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," Low said. "In my role with CSA, we [Trend Micro] 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."
"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. 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," said Aloysius Cheang, managing director Asia Pacific, CSA.
With more than a decade of experience in the cyber security industry, Ken 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 part of his participation in CSA, Ken will also spearhead and facilitate training and certification of Trend Micro's cloud security experts in CSA Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), the industry's first user certification program for secure cloud computing.