CSA names Optimus new training partner
Dubai, March 14, 2013
Dubai-based Optimus Technology and Telecommunications, a regional value-added distributor of IT and telecommunications products, said it has been named by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) as new master training partner (MTP) for the Middle East region.
As per the new partnership agreement, Optimus will develop and train partners across the region and help promote the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) program.
Additionally, Optimus further strengthens its partnership with CSA, becoming one of the first two MTPs for CSA globally. The new CSA MTP program will help accelerate worldwide access and adoption of the CCSK certification.
“We signed on Optimus as our authorized training partner exactly a year ago, where they successfully launched and promoted our CCSK program in the Middle East region. We are happy with their efforts to promote the CCSK program in this region and wanted to take our partnership to the next level by appointing them as among of our first Master Training Partners globally,” said Jim Reavis, the executive director of the CSA.
“Our mission is to deliver the best practices for security assurance within cloud computing and we are confident this enhanced partnership with Optimus will benefit regional security professionals tremendously as we will have the added resources and investments needed to define and deliver a program that keeps pace with a constantly changing cloud security landscape,” he noted
As a new MTP, Optimus will work closely with CSA to invest in the global expansion of CCSK training availability, with a key focus on the Middle East region.
Meera Kaul, the managing director of Optimus Technology & Telecommunications, said, "In the recent past we have run industry surveys in the region with respect to Cloud deployment readiness and over 60 percent of CIOs have stated security as the major impediment to the deployment decision."
"The CCSK program, the industry’s most trusted user certification program for the advancement of secure cloud computing, helps security professionals understand cloud security and its challenges and best practices," she explained.
"The new CSA MTP program is designed to accelerate worldwide access and adoption of the CSA’s CCSK certification, where companies will receive the training they need to develop a program that fits the unique security needs of their organization," Kaul added.-TradeArabia News Service