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ENISA’s Executive Director, Udo Helmbrecht, honored with the CSA Industry leadership award

Published on February 25, 2014

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has named ENISA’s Executive Director, Professor Udo Helmbrecht, as the 2014 recipient of the CSA Industry Leadership Award. The CSA Industry Leadership Award is given to individuals in recognition of their contributions in advancing secure cloud computing initiatives. ENISA has been an affiliate member of CSA since its inaugural year of 2009.

"Professor Helmbrecht has approached the issue of cloud computing adoption with a strategic vision and healthy skepticism” Jim Reavis, CEO of the CSA, said.

“As a business model, cloud computing offers many advantages over traditional computing and is revolutionising the way we use ICT”, the Executive Director Helmbrecht said, “ENISA believes there are important security opportunities as well, and we are working together with the public and the private sector to capitalize on these opportunities. Our goal is to ensure that security of cloud computing surpasses that of traditional computing models. In this way we ensure that good security practices stimulate economic growth.

“I am honoured to receive this award from the Cloud Security Alliance and accept it on behalf of the entire staff at ENISA. The success of ENISA’s cloud security papers shows the power of collaboration between public sector, industry and industry associations. Without their engagement and support we would not be able to effectively promote better security practices in the EU. Collaborations with global industry associations, such as our partnership with CSA, are crucial for our mission: to be a centre of security expertise for the EU.”


For more information:  CSA Press Release




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