Cloud Security Alliance Appoints Optimus As New Master Training Partner For The Middle East
Optimus, which is amongst the first CSA Master Training Partners, will help develop and train partners across the region to help promote the CCSK program.
March 12, 2013 3:39 by anila
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 12, 2013:
Optimus Technology and Telecommunications, a leading regional Value Added Distributor (VAD) of IT and telecommunications products, today announced that the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has named the company as a new Master Training Partner (MTP) for the Middle East region. Optimus will develop and train partners across the region and help promote the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) program. Additionally, with this new partnership agreement, 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 MENA 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, 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.”
As an ATP of CSA, Optimus Academy has conducted several training programs for the CCSK examination, where they have enabled many IT professionals to build a strong foundation and understanding of key information security concepts and help them apply these concepts towards cloud computing security. 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, Managing Director of Optimus Technology & Telecommunications, added, “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. 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. Optimus will have no restrictions on where it can hold courses and will work with interested existing training partners to outsource classes and use our instructors in mutually beneficial agreements.”
To help ensure that the critical next phase of the CCSK program growth is successful for all, CSA will be instituting the CCSK Training Partner Network, a community limited to its training partners in the coming months. This network will be used to forge a closer relationship with CSA’s training partners and get expert opinions on key business, curriculum and channel development activities that the CSA and its partners can undertake to expand CCSK rapidly and successfully.
As a CSA MTP, Optimus will create a skilled and knowledgeable ecosystem wherein their channel and end user community will be able to choose and deploy the right Cloud Security strategy and solutions. The CCSK program will further establish Optimus as a significant Thought Leader in the Cloud Computing and Security space.
About Optimus Technology & Telecommunications:
Optimus is a channel development and distribution company that helps leading technology and telecom vendors to develop and create business revenue streams in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia Regions.
Headquartered in Dubai & with on ground stocking and presence in Qatar, KSA, Egypt & Kuwait, Optimus has been able to provide its vendors and channel partners the most efficient presales, sales, marketing, channel acquisition, channel management, implementation services and support services bundled with its core operation of supply chain and inventory management of technology and telecommunication products.
For further information, please visit http://www.optimusdistribution.com
About the Cloud Security Alliance:
The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, visit us at http://www.cloudsecurityalliance.org, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.
For further information, please contact:
Sonali Roy Basu
Optimus Technology & Telecommunications