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STAR Enabled Solution | CAIQ-Lite
STAR Enabled Solution | CAIQ-Lite

STAR Enabled Solution | CAIQ-Lite

Release Date: 05/05/2021

CSA and Whistic identified the need for a lighter-weight assessment questionnaire in order to accommodate the shift to cloud procurement models, and to enable cybersecurity professionals to more easily engage with cloud vendors. CAIQ-Lite was developed to meet the demands of an increasingly fast-paced cybersecurity environment where adoption is becoming paramount when selecting a vendor security questionnaire. CAIQ-Lite contains 71 questions compared to the 295 found in the CAIQ, while maintaining representation of 100% of the original 16 control domains present in The Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) 3.0.1.


Below is a brief CAIQ-Lite overview:
  • 71 Questions
  • 16 Control Domains remain (CCM 3.0.1)
  • Leveraged panel of hundreds of IT security professionals
  • CSA Member testing & feedback
  • Whistic Customer testing & feedback
  • Utilization of proprietary scoring algorithm
  • Free CSA Member Access
You may also access CAIQ-Lite online within the Whistic Platform, ideal for digital access &self-assessment. 

Additionally, If you already have a CAIQ on STAR, a CAIQ-Lite will automatically be created on the Whistic Platform.


Originally published on March 1, 2019


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