The Cloud Security Alliance and security education body ISC² have launched the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification in Brazil.
Introduced as part of the Security Congress Latin America, a cybersecurity event held by ISC² in São Paulo this week, the certification is targeted at security professionals with more than five years of experience in IT, three of which being in information security and one in cloud security.
The CCSP program focuses on advanced skills required to cloud security, as well as knowledge in the design, implementation and management of cloud environments.
According to ISC² business development head for the Americas, Elise Yacobellis, the certification is relevant for Brazilian IT professionals given the forecast local growth of cloud computing.
"Research suggests that the cloud infrastructure services market will have grown by more than 30 percent in 2015. That means it is fundamental to have certified professionals who are prepared for the appropriate management of [cloud] systems and applications," Yacobellis says.
The economic crisis in Brazil has negatively impacted the business of most Brazilian technology firms in the first half of 2015 - but suppliers in areas such as cloud have been managing to ride out the instability.
The cloud computing market in Brazil is forecast to generate $1.1bn by 2017as organizations see the technology as a means to reduce IT spend, according to Frost & Sullivan research.