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Austin Skyline & Statute of Stevie Ray Vaughan: We welcome you to the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Austin Chapter. Events are held at various locations throughout the Austin area on a quarterly basis.


The Cloud

Security Alliance (CSA) 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. 


If you are

interested in speaking at one of our CSA events, please contact Tomas Ball.

Tomas Ball | Austin CSA Chapter Chair |


CSA Austin

Chapter Board:

Fred Meek, Membership Director

Fred has spent the last 26-year as a technology “geek” who has led large data center infrastructure and cloud solution architect teams, like Palo Alto Networks and CrowdStrike. Currently, Fred manages Solution Architect teams in the West and South territory for Wiz Security, a cloud security and threat research company. Fred and his family have resided in Austin, TX, for the last 25 years.

Ted Turich, Program Director

Ted is a 27-year Industry Vet, really gaining his footing selling Market Data for HFT and Low Latency consumers in one of the most active trading pits in the world at the CME. Transitioning to Austin, he worked for a VAR before transitioning to Zscaler, where he worked with and was mentored by Peter Vogt, our Austin Chapter Founder. He currently works for Living Security, a SAT and Human Risk Management provider driven on making proven lasting behavioral change in your employees. Ted enjoys interacting with fellow industry professionals and his motto is "A Stranger is a New Friend I Have Not Had The Pleasure Of Meeting Yet."


Dan Devane, Vice President & Program Director

Dan is a 20-year sales veteran who's led cloud teams at successful startups, like Box, and established Fortune-sized OEMs like Dell/EMC and Palo Alto

Networks. Currently, Dan manages the TOLA business for AppOmni, a SaaS

posture management security company. Dan and his family make their home in

Driftwood, Texas.


Tomas Ball, President

Tomas is an Army veteran who has spent the last 20+ years in technology. His career has ranged from software engineer to sales director roles across both startups and well-established companies. The native Texan is based in Austin as Lead Sales Engineer for Automation Anywhere, the leading cloud-based robotic process automation platform.