CSA EMEA Congress: Cloud Providers Invited to Attend First Guidelines on CSA STAR Certification PresentationThe plans to release a CSA Open Certification Framework that was announced at the opening of the SecureCloud 2012 conference in Frankfurt, Germany has become a reality. The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) will release the first of its guidelines for CSA STAR CERTIFICATION, the second level of its certification scheme in the Open Certification Framework at the upcoming CSA EMEA Congress being held September 25-26 in Amsterdam. We would like to invite cloud providers to attend this very important presentation to learn firsthand about these guidelines. The second level, which focuses on achieving actual CSA STAR CERTIFICATION, involves third-party independent ISO 27001 Certification together with the CSA Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM). Based upon the ‘Plan, Do, Check, Act’ (PDCA) approach and the specified set of criteria as outlined in the CCM, this service enables the auditor to benchmark a company’s performance, allowing senior management to measure improvement year over year. These assessments will be conducted by approved Certification Bodies (CBs) only and will involve leveraging the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification management system. Details released will include specifics on the following:
- How ISO 27001 provides international best practices for integrated information security governance as well as IT governance.
- What industry is saying about security in the cloud and why an internationally agreed upon standard is needed.
- Introducing STAR Certification.
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