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CSA Security, Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR) Now Hosts Over 30 Entries from Major Cloud Providers; CSA Unveils Results of Survey on Government Access to Information
SEATTLE, July 23, 2013 — /BackupReview.info/ – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced a number of milestones in its continued efforts to spearhead global transparency for cloud services. The CSA announced that over 30 entries, from major cloud providers, have been made to its Security, Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR). Later this fall, the CSA, along with the BSI (British Standards Institution), will unveil details of the STAR Certification effort. This week the CSA also published the results of it survey on government access to information, in light of recent concerns over ownership and access to cloud-based data.
“With over 48,000 individual members, and 70 chapters globally, the CSA has become the global authoritative source for trust in the cloud,” said Dave Cullinane, Chairman of the CSA Board of Directors. “As we look to the future, we believe that enabling assurance in a global compute utility is one of the greatest challenges facing the industry, if we want cloud computing to meet its potential. As a result, we continue to focus our efforts on enabling transparency among cloud providers, for the benefit of consumers around the world.”
STAR Registry Grows to Over 30 Entries from Major Cloud Providers
At the CSA EMEA Congress, to be held in September, the CSA and BSI will also officially launch the STAR Certification effort, the next step in the CSA STAR program, designed to provide an incremental level of visibility and transparency into the operations of the cloud service provider.
Survey Finds Concern with Government Access to Information
Jim Reavis, co-founder and executive director of the CSA, will be highlighting these results in a SC Magazine eConference onSecuring the Cloud, today, July 23rd, at noon ET. The CSA also plans to host a Cloud Bytes panel in the coming weeks to discuss the issues facing cloud providers and consumers.
“Transparency has always been a significant part of the CSA’s vision, and today this objective is more critical than ever,” said Reavis. “Our goal with our research efforts, and with the CSA STAR program, is to continue to encourage transparency of security practices within cloud providers. By educating both consumers and providers of cloud services, we strive to provide the tools needed to make informed decisions that take advantage of all the benefits cloud computing has to offer.”
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