Standardizing Cloud Security with CSA STAR Certification

Standardizing Cloud Security with CSA STAR Certification

Blog Article Published: 12/14/2016

By Tolga Erbay, Senior Manager, Security Risk and Compliance, Dropbox In early 2014 Dropbox joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). Working with the CSA is an important part of Dropbox’s commitment to security and transparency. In June of 2014 Dropbox achieved Level 1 Certification through STAR, the CSA’s publicly available registry, which documents how Dropbox’s security practices measure up to industry-accepted standards and the CSA’s best practices. Building on its Level 1 Self-Assessment, Dropbox recently announced CSA STAR Level 2 Certification which attests to its security controls and processes. “Dropbox continuously proves to be at the forefront of compliance standards,” said Jim Reavis, co-founder and CEO of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). “With rigorous independent auditing and certification for both well-accepted and up-and-coming standards, they’re demonstrating an impressive dedication to their customers’ security. We’re excited to have Dropbox on the short list of companies that have achieved our Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR) Level 2 Certification.” Dropbox is dedicated to building trust with its customers across the globe, and helping them fit Dropbox into their compliance strategies. Dropbox is proud to work closely with the CSA to establish open and transparent cloud security best practices within the industry. Dropbox strives to stay ahead of the curve as new standards and certifications are introduced and will continue to partner with the CSA to support research and education in key cloud security areas. Standards such as CSA STAR certification underscore Dropbox’s commitment to keeping customer data safe, operating at the highest levels of availability, and maintaining transparency in data storage and processing. And they demonstrate Dropbox’s leadership in the SaaS industry, as Dropbox is one of the first major providers to achieve CSA STAR certification. Dropbox is excited to make continued strides with these compliance milestones.

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