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ClearPoint Metrics Joins Cloud Security Alliance

Company will help establish and promote best practices for measuring the effectiveness of security controls for cloud computing
BURLINGTON, Mass., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearPoint Metrics Inc., the leader in unified security performance and compliance management, today announced it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) to help establish and promote best practices for measuring the effectiveness of security controls for cloud computing.

As a Corporate Member, ClearPoint will support the Cloud Security Alliance's initiatives, and leverage the company's security performance and compliance expertise to promote industry-wide standards for measuring the effectiveness of security in the cloud. ClearPoint is a provider of solutions in the public cloud and is enthusiastic about working with the CSA to develop and promote the use of actionable metrics for assessing the state, quality and effectiveness of cloud computing security initiatives.

"We are delighted to be joining the Cloud Security Alliance," said Jim Acquaviva, CEO of ClearPoint. "Cloud computing holds the promise of allowing IT to shift its focus from constant hardware and software updates and free them to concentrate on innovation and enabling the organization. With these benefits comes a requirement to be vigilant over establishing the proper controls and monitoring their effectiveness. We look forward to participating in advancing CSA's efforts to promote best practices in measuring and monitoring security performance."

"ClearPoint Metrics is a leader in the security and compliance management field and a welcome addition to the Cloud Security Alliance," said Jim Reavis, founder of the Cloud Security Alliance. "The shift to cloud computing presents us with a unique opportunity, but also a serious responsibility: to establish set guidelines and protocols for cloud security. We are confident that the ClearPoint team will be an instrumental part of the process in charting the course for this exciting platform."

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About ClearPoint

ClearPoint Metrics is changing the way organizations drive improvement in IT and information security initiatives through the use of fact-based metrics and scorecards. ClearPoint Metrics solutions provide comprehensive and unified visibility into the state, business impact, and effectiveness of IT governance, risk, and compliance initiatives.

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, the Cloud Security Alliance Web site is