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Published 11/22/2021

CSA Security Trust Assurance and Risk (STAR) Registry Reaches Notable Landmark with 1,500 Entries

CSA Security Trust Assurance and Risk (STAR) Registry Reaches Notable Landmark with 1,500 Entries

Significant milestone further validates value and relevance of program

SEATTLENov. 22, 2021 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications, and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, today announced that its Security Trust Assurance and Risk (STAR) Registry, a publicly accessible listing which documents the security and privacy controls provided by popular cloud computing offerings, has reached another significant milestone wherein 1,500 cloud services have been evaluated according to the principles of CSA’s STAR Program and the requirements of the Cloud Control Matrix (CCM).

“CSA STAR is the world’s largest and most consequential cloud provider security program and we are extremely proud to have reached this milestone just 10 years after it launched. Today, CSA STAR represents a comprehensive ecosystem of cloud security standards, auditor training, a public repository of over 1,500 provider entries, and a third-party network of the industry’s leading auditors and certification bodies,” said Jim Reavis, co-founder and CEO, Cloud Security Alliance.

STAR encompasses the key principles of transparency, rigorous auditing, and harmonization of standards outlined in the Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM). Publishing to the registry allows organizations to show current and potential customers their security and compliance posture, including the regulations, standards, and frameworks they adhere to. It ultimately reduces complexity and helps alleviate the need to fill out multiple customer questionnaires.

“The STAR Registry has fast become a mandate for enterprise users as part of their third-party risk management program. With this achievement, the value and relevance of the STAR Program has been further validated,” said Daniele Catteddu, Chief Technology Officer, Cloud Security Alliance.

View the full list of STAR Registry entries.

About Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA harnesses the subject matter expertise of industry practitioners, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, training, certification, events, and products. CSA's activities, knowledge, and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by cloud — from providers and customers to governments, entrepreneurs, and the assurance industry — and provide a forum through which different parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem. For further information, visit us at www.cloudsecurityalliance.org, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.

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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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