CSA appoints Microsoft’s Adrienne Hall to board

The CSA has appointed Adrienne Hall, from Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft, to its board of directors

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has appointed Adrienne Hall – general manager of Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft – to its board of directors.

Jim Reavis, co-founder and executive director of the CSA, said Hall had been an avid supporter of the organisation and its key initiatives since its launch in 2009.

“Her industry experience, business leadership and proven willingness to engage on cloud issues will be of critical value in furthering the CSA mission around the globe,” Reavis said.

Hall received Professional Security Magazine’s 2013 Women in Security award for her significant contributions to the security industry and support for women in the field.

In 2012, she was recognised by the Executive Women’s Forum for Security, Privacy and Risk Management Professionals, which named her a finalist for its Corporate Practitioner award.

Hall said the rapid growth of the CSA’s membership underscores the broad global interest in cloud computing.

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“With its commendable efforts to work on hard problems, the CSA is the leading industry organisation in addressing the challenges and opportunities inherent in cloud computing,” she said.

Hall said the CSA had been a consistent advocate for trust in the cloud and had helped raise awareness of the requests and requirements from customers moving to cloud services.

The CSA also provided valuable resources to help customers evaluate cloud providers’ ability to address their security needs, such as the Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR), she said.

“It is a pleasure for me to now join the CSA board of directors, and I look forward to engaging in a new capacity as the Alliance moves forward,” she wrote in a blog post.

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