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Demonstrating to customers that your cloud services are secure

Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR) Certification is a unique, new certification which has been developed in cooperation with BSI and CSA to address specific issues relating to cloud security as an enhancement to ISO/IEC 27001. By adopting STAR Certification as an extension of your organization's ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System, you send a clear message to existing and potential customers that your organization's security systems are robust and address the specific issues critical to cloud security.

Alongside the implementation of ISO/IEC 27001, the most widely adopted international information security management standard, organizations can ensure full understanding of the risks involved and the business impacts so that controls can be put in place to protect business critical information.

Participants will develop an understanding of:

  • How STAR Certification can boost customer and stakeholder confidence
  • STAR Certification and how it relates to ISO/IEC 27001
  • The Cloud Control Matrix (CCM)
  • Why it's critical to compare current systems and processes to the CCM


John DiMaria is the ISO Product Manager for BSI Group America Inc. He has 28 years of successful experience in Management System Development, including Information Systems, and Quality Assurance. John is responsible for overseeing, product roll-out, and client/sales education. He is a product spokesperson for BSI Group America, Inc. regarding all product standards covering Risk, Quality, Sustainability and Regulatory Compliance.

John has been featured in many publications concerning various topics regarding information security, sustainability and business continuity such as Computer World, Quality Magazine, Continuity Insights, ABA Banking Journal, CPM Magazine, and Disaster Recovery Journal.