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CSA Official Press Release

Published 02/12/2014

Invitation to CSA CloudBytes: CSA STAR Certification

Invitation to CSA CloudBytes: CSA STAR Certification

Don't miss your chance to join experts and learn more about the CSA STAR Certification. REGISTER HERE NOW! On Thursday, February 20th at 11:00am (Pacific Time), you are invited to attend this free CSA CloudBytes webinar. CSA STAR Certification; Increasing Transparency and Trust in the Cloud Cloud Service Providers (CSP's) have unique information risks while end users are concerned with the security of their information and whether they can trust CSP's. The CSA STAR Certification is a rigorous third party independent assessment of the security of a CSP. The technology-neutral certification leverages the requirements of the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 management system standard together with the additional controls in CSA Cloud Controls Matrix, a specified set of criteria that measures the capability levels of the cloud service. Details discussed will include specifics on the following: * Integrating the ISO 27001 certification with a proven benchmark process analysis and evaluation system to provide a transparent and consistent monitoring process. * How the CSA STAR Certification can assist in helping organizations meet G-Cloud requirements * Level 3 under development based on a continuous auditing/assessment of relevant security properties. * Explaining the new international standards and initiatives currently under development which will take aim at cloud services, privacy, and vendor management

About the Speaker

John DiMaria, Open Certification Framework Co-chair and CloudTrust Protocol Co-Chair John DiMaria is the ISO Product Manager for BSI Group America Inc and Co-Chair of the CSA OCF and CTP Working Groups He has 28 years of successful experience in Management System Development, including Information Systems, and Quality Assurance. John is responsible for overseeing, product roll-out, and client/sales education. He is a product spokesperson for BSI Group America, Inc. regarding all product standards covering Risk, Quality, Sustainability and Regulatory Compliance. John has been featured in many publications concerning various topics regarding information security, sustainability and business continuity such as Computer World, Quality Magazine, Continuity Insights, ABA Banking Journal, CPM Magazine, and Disaster Recovery Journal, contributor to the American Bar Association Cybersecurity Guidebook and featured on the cover of PENTEST Magazine.

Webinar Details Date: Thursday February 20th, 2014 Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Standard Time (PST, GMT-08:00) Where: For additional conference details and the calendar event invite, please RSVP at: RSVP HERE NOW This is a FREE event but space is limited. Please RSVP and a calendar invitation with the webinar details will follow.

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About 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, follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.

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