New record for Poste Italiane: certified security for cloud services

29 January 2014

The company led by Eng. Massimo Sarmi is the first in Italy to achieve the CSA STAR Certification

A first not only for Poste Italiane, the Italian leading postal services company, but for Italy in cloud modality (Security as a Service - SECaaS).  By being one of the few companies to achieve the CSA STAR Certification worldwide, Poste Italiane is now a leader in the cloud services market – a fundamental component of its business.

BSI, the business standards company,  has issued ISO/IEC 27001 and CSA STAR certificates for the "core" services provided by Poste Italiane Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), the management and coordination centre of prevention, analysis and response to cyber threats activities.

The CSA STAR Certification is based upon achieving ISO/IEC 27001 – the Information Security Management System Standard – and the specified criteria outlined in the CSA Cloud Control Matrix.  This is the only scheme that independently assesses a cloud service provider’s capability and security levels, providing an additional layer of transparency the industry has been calling for and a point of differentiation in the market.  It also gives organizations and consumers a clear benchmark on which to evaluate the performance of a cloud service provider.

“Poste Italiane has given priority to research and development in the field of Information Security - said the CEO Massimo Sarmi - The certifications obtained are therefore a prestigious recognition to the work done in recent years by the company. Information Security is a fundamental component of the business of Cloud services because guarantees the absolute confidentiality of information and the protection of the customer, whether individuals, companies or Public Administration.”

Howard Kerr, Chief Executive at BSI adds: ”Poste Italiane should be delighted with this achievement as it is proof of their commitment and professionalism to providing high security and privacy levels in their SECaaS business model.  The CSA STAR certification offers reassurance to customers that rigorous security requirements have been met.”

The Poste Italiane Group has therefore strengthened its leadership in the whole area of cyber security; a clear evidence of that being the ISO/IEC 27001 and CSA STAR Certifications, as well as the accreditation of CERT by the Trusted Introducer and the census in the list of CERT ENISA.