CSA STAR Certification

Keeping IT networks and data secure is critical to business. The need for more cost-effective storage and software solutions together with mobile access has led to a rise in the adoption of cloud computing – and while cloud computing has opened up many new opportunities, it also presents a number of new security risks to company information.  

Through the implementation of CSA STAR Certification, in addition to a compliant ISO/IEC 27001 information security management system, organizations can ensure that they have a full understanding of the risks involved and the business impacts. This allows organizations to put controls in place to protect business critical information. 

Benefits by achieving CSA STAR Certification

To respond to growing business concerns the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote best practice in cloud computing, created the Cloud Control Matrix (CCM). Developed in conjunction with an industry working group, it specifies common controls which are relevant for cloud security.

In partnership with the CSA, BSI has developed STAR Certification based on the matrix which certifies a client against the controls as well as awarding a Gold, Silver or Bronze STAR rating depending on how well the system has been embedded into an organization.