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Optimus to deliver cloud security training

VAD signs as authorised training partner for CSA's Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)

Optimus to deliver cloud security training
The agreement is intended to address the lack of expertise around cloud security, says Kaul.

Value added distributor Optimus Technology and Telecommunications is set to offer training for the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK).

Optimus Academy has been signed as an authorised training provider for the CCSK for the MENA region, a certification developed by the Cloud Security Alliance, to help increase awareness and skills around the security of cloud computing.

Optimus will conduct training programs for the CCSK examination, where IT professionals can build a strong foundation and understanding of key information security concepts and the ability to apply these concepts toward cloud computing security.

"Security in cloud deployment is the biggest concern in the Middle East. To address these concerns and to fill the gap, Optimus decided to partner with a global premier organization such as CSA to bring the CCSK course to the Middle East. CSA has done a tremendous job in driving awareness for cloud security issues globally and we want to bring that to this region as well," said. Meera Kaul, managing director, Optimus Technology and Telecommunications.

"The CCSK is not only a certification, but also an important step towards improving security professionals, which co-relates with better understanding of Cloud security and its challenges and best practices. Through Optimus Academy, we plan to offer our partners access to CSA's resources, knowledge and tools that will help them tackle threats posed by pervasive technologies such as cloud computing," Kaul added.

"We are pleased to collaborate with Optimus for the Middle East region. With Cloud being in the focus and critical services being provided via the cloud, there is an urgent need for cloud security skills among IT professionals. The CCSK is a low cost certification that establishes a robust baseline of cloud security knowledge. Combined with existing professional certifications, it helps provide necessary assurance of user competency in this important area of growth. We are confident IT professionals will benefit from this training while dealing with cloud security issues," said Jim Reavis, co-founder and executive director of the Cloud Security Alliance.

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