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Optimus to deliver cloud security training.

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


"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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