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LockPath Joins Cloud Security Alliance

PRESS RELEASE — OVERLAND PARK, KS –(Marketwired – May 04, 2016) – LockPath®, a leading provider of governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), 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.

LockPath’s Keylight® GRC Platform is used to manage IT and enterprise risk and demonstrate regulatory compliance. With its fully integrated suite of applications designed to manage all facets of GRC programs, including compliance frameworks, risk assessments and control libraries, Keylight brings order to information governance, risk management and IT security.{ad}

“LockPath offers a comprehensive approach to GRC in the cloud,” said Jim Reavis, CEO of the CSA. “We look forward to the company’s contributions to our initiatives and research, as we continue on CSA’s mission to promote secure computing, both in and by leveraging the cloud.”

LockPath will work with CSA to provide the Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM), a controls framework that gives detailed understanding of security concepts and principles. The CCM is designed to guide cloud vendors and to assist prospective cloud customers in assessing the overall security risk of a cloud provider. The CCM is based on industry security standards, regulations, and controls frameworks, such as the ISO 27001/27002, ISACA COBIT, PCI, NIST, Jericho Forum and NERC CIP. As a framework, the CSA CCM provides organizations with the structure, detail and clarity required for tailoring information security to the cloud industry.

LockPath will also provide CSA’s Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ), which was launched to perform research, create tools and create industry partnerships to enable cloud computing assessments. This initiative is focused on providing industry best practices for documenting security controls in IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS offerings, providing security control transparency.

“As one of the industry’s most respected organizations, the Cloud Security Alliance is making strides in establishing and promoting best practices for security in cloud computing,” said Chris Caldwell, LockPath CEO and founder. “LockPath is proud to collaborate with the CSA on developing cloud security best practices to further the cloud computing industry.”

About the Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA harnesses the subject matter expertise of industry practitioners, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, certification, events and products. CSA’s activities, knowledge and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by cloud — from providers and customers, to governments, entrepreneurs and the assurance industry — and provide a forum through which diverse parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem. CSA has developed the definitive best practices for the industry, such as the “Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing”, the “Cloud Controls Matrix”, “Top Threats to Cloud Computing” and 50 other cloud security research artifacts. For further information, visit us at www.cloudsecurityalliance.org.

About LockPath
LockPath is a market leader in corporate governance, risk management, regulatory compliance (GRC) and information security (InfoSec) software. The company’s flexible, scalable and fully integrated suite of applications is used by organizations to automate business processes, reduce enterprise risk and demonstrate regulatory compliance to achieve audit-ready status. LockPath serves a client base of global organizations ranging from small and midsize companies to Fortune 10 enterprises in more than 15 industries. The company is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. For more information on LockPath and the Keylight platform, visit lockpath.com. Follow LockPath on LinkedIn and on Twitter at @LockPath and @KeylightGRC for the latest in industry, company and product news.


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