Introduced in 2008, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is a membership organization devoted to providing best practices and security assurance in cloud computing. With more than 80,000 members worldwide, the Cloud Security Alliance provides education and certification as well as research and development. More than 30 working groups are involved in cloud security issues. Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) CSA's Cloud Controls Matrix is a framework of security concepts and principles that provides members with comprehensive details regarding information security in a cloud environment. See cloud computing and cloud security.