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BARR Advisory Joins Cloud Security Alliance to Promote Human-First Approach to Cybersecurity

September 14, 2022 |

BARR Advisory today announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment.

For nearly a decade, BARR Advisory has worked to simplify the path to security and compliance for organizations operating in cloud environments including AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. Through compliance attestation services and its dedicated virtual CISO (vCISO) practice, BARR Advisory helps high-growth startups and Fortune 500 companies in some of the most regulated industries affirm their commitments to security and differentiate their businesses by building trust and resilience in the eyes of consumers and stakeholders.

As a CSA member, BARR Advisory will now have another avenue to work toward making security and compliance more attainable for organizations of all sizes.

“Joining the Cloud Security Alliance bolsters our efforts to break down barriers to security and compliance and inspire increased trust and resilience in mission-driven organizations worldwide,” said BARR Advisory founder and president Brad Thies.

“At its core, cybersecurity is a human issue, and we’re excited for the chance to work with the Cloud Security Alliance not only to boost awareness of best security practices, but also to help ensure that people remain at the center of conversations surrounding cloud security and data protection. Because at the end of the day, protecting data means protecting the people it represents,” Thies added.

“Through global events and educational initiatives, the Cloud Security Alliance strives to start and lead conversations surrounding cloud security, and BARR Advisory is a crucial voice in that discussion,” Jim Reavis, co-founder and CEO, Cloud Security Alliance, said. “We look forward to collaborating with BARR on our initiatives to bring greater awareness to time-tested, research-backed strategies for improving security within cloud-based organizations.”

The announcement from BARR Advisory comes amid a period of rapid growth for the firm, which was recently recognized as one of the fastest-growing businesses in Kansas City by Ingram’s Magazine.

Ready to learn how BARR Advisory can help you simplify your path to security and compliance? Contact us to speak with a BARR specialist.


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.