Coalfire Accredited as a CSA STAR Certification Assessor
To Assess and Grade the Security Measures of Cloud Providers
Westminster, Colo. – June 1, 2016 – Coalfire, a leader in cybersecurity risk management and compliance services, today announced it has been accredited as a Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA) Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR) Certification assessor. The CSA STAR Certification is the most popular cloud security provider certification program, integrating a three-tiered provider assurance package of self-assessment, third-party audit and continuous monitoring. As an assessor, Coalfire will be responsible for rating cloud service providers’ (CSP) security measures and highlighting where gaps may exist.
“To help our customers better understand their security and compliance needs we partner with industry associations like the CSA, which has long distinguished itself as a global authority on cloud security,” said Kennet Westby, president and co-founder of Coalfire. “Being accredited as a CSA STAR Certification assessor reinforces Coalfire’s position as a trusted advisor to CSP and their enterprise customers and underscores our commitment to protecting user information and privacy.”
When working with a new CSP, enterprises need to know that their data is both compliant and secure. By being able to assess cloud providers through the CSA STAR Certification, Coalfire adds third-party validation of the security measures being taken to keep customer data safe, which can then be viewed by potential customers. As part of the certification, Coalfire is able to assess a company’s performance, on long-term sustainability and risks, in addition to ensuring they are SLA driven, allowing senior management to quantify and measure improvement year on year.
As the industry’s most powerful program for assurance in the cloud, the STAR Certification evaluates the efficiency of an organization’s ISMS, ensures the scope, processes and objectives are fit for purpose and helps organizations prioritize areas for improvement and lead them towards business excellence. The technology-neutral certification leverages the requirements of the ISO/IEC 27001 standard and the CSA Cloud Controls Matrix, a specified set of criteria that measures the capability levels of the cloud service. With these credentials, CSPs can confirm to customers and prospects that their data is being handled correctly, with proper security measures in place to achieve compliance and keep information safe.
Coalfire is the trusted leader in cybersecurity risk management and compliance services. Coalfire integrates advisory and technical assessments and recommendations to the corporate directors, executives, boards, and IT organizations for global brands and organizations in the technology, cloud, healthcare, retail, payments, and financial industries. Coalfire’s approach addresses each businesses’ specific vulnerability challenges, developing a long-term strategy to prevent security breaches and data theft. Coalfire has offices throughout the United States and Europe.
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