SEATTLE, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit organization which promotes the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing, today announced that it has appointed Adrienne Hall to its Board of Directors.
Hall, general manager, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, works with customers, partners and industry associations to help deliver safer, more trusted computing experiences for everyone. Her responsibilities include research on software security threats; advancement of the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle; outreach to industry, academic and government leaders; and communicating the company's response to security, privacy, reliability and accessibility issues. Hall has overseen Microsoft's corporate sponsorship of the CSA and is a frequent speaker on the company's approach to cloud transparency, compliance and trust.
"I am extremely pleased that Adrienne has decided to join the board of the Cloud Security Alliance. She has been an avid supporter of our organization and its key initiatives since its launch in 2009," said Jim Reavis, co-founder and executive director of the CSA. "Her industry experience, business leadership and proven willingness to engage on cloud issues will be of critical value in furthering the CSA mission around the globe."
Hall received Professional Security Magazine's 2013 Women in Security award for her significant contributions to the security industry and support for women within the field. In 2012, she was recognized by the Executive Women's Forum for Security, Privacy and Risk Management Professionals, which named her a finalist for its Corporate Practitioner award.
"The rapid growth of the CSA's membership underscores the broad global interest in cloud computing. With its commendable efforts to work on hard problems, the CSA is the leading industry organization in addressing both the challenges and opportunities inherent in cloud computing," said Hall. "I am thrilled to join the board and be a part of this journey."
Hall is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and the Michael G Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.
About 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 www.cloudsecurityalliance.org, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.
SOURCE Cloud Security Alliance