CSA Official Press Release

Published 09/19/2012

CSA EMEA Congress: Cloud Providers Invited to Attend First Guidelines on CSA STAR Certification Presentation

CSA EMEA Congress: Cloud Providers Invited to Attend First Guidelines on CSA STAR Certification Presentation

The 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.
We hope you will consider joining us at this year’s Congress. To register visit http://www.cloudsecuritycongress.com/register-now.

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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, follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.

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