Cloud Security Alliance Welcomes TÜV Rheinland as Global Corporate Member

TÜV Rheinland Singapore to Become First CSA STAR Certifying Body in Southeast Asia

Suntec, Singapore — October 30, 2014 — TÜV Rheinland, a global leader in independent inspection services, and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit organization that promotes the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing, signed a global corporate membership agreement during the CSA APAC Summit.

In addition, TÜV Rheinland Singapore entered an agreement to become a certification body for CSA Security, Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR) certification and will thus be the first CSA STAR certifying body in Southeast Asia that can provide out of one hand CSA STAR, MTCS (Multi-Tier Cloud Security) and TÜV Rheinland Certified Cloud Service (accepted by ENISA) audit and certification.

Both parties agreed to streamline future global certification activities. TÜV Rheinland, with its Certified Cloud Service Certification, and CSA STAR Certification complement each other to serve a wider range of industries without borders.

Jim Reavis, CEO of Cloud Security Alliance, pointed out that the cooperation will be beneficial for customers around the world: “The cloud security consulting and certification services provided by TÜV Rheinland are an excellent addition to Cloud Security Alliance. CSA STAR Certification and TÜV Rheinland’s own Certified Cloud Service Certification fit together very well and a partnership to further align these certification schemes will benefit the industry and further the efforts to demonstrate trust within cloud computing.”

The market for cloud service certification provides various schemes that must be aligned in order to provide seamless solutions. “The growth of the general cloud computing market implies trust by consumers. The mutual recognition that is in the pipeline for the future provides opportunities to enhance transparent and accurate approaches for the certification of the increasing number of use cases and their adoption into cloud computing,” said Hendrik A. Reese, Business Development Manager Cloud Computing at TÜV Rheinland.

About TÜV Rheinland
TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded more than 140 years ago. The group maintains a presence in 66 countries with 18,000 employees; annual turnover is more than EUR 1.6 billion. The independent experts stand for quality, efficiency and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all aspects of life. TÜV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects and helps to shape processes for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, TÜV Rheinland employs a global network of approved labs, testing and education centres. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. Website: www.tuv.com

About the Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance 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. For further information, visit us at https://cloudsecurityalliance.org, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.

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