Achieving the gold standard for cloud service providers - CSA STAR Certification
BSI, in partnership with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) developed a third party
certification scheme for cloud security called STAR certification. The scheme
incorporates the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001, along with the cloud specific CSA Cloud
Controls Matrix (CCM). STAR certification provides a maturity rating to indicate how
well organizations comply with the CCM and assesses the organization's capability
and complexities as well.
This new scheme assists businesses with the adoption of cloud services by promoting
greater transparency and allowing cloud service providers (CSPs) to furnish their
customers and stakeholders with the confidence that the necessary controls are in place
to secure data they hold.
Building a successful management system that meets the rigor of CSA STAR Certification
is a journey, not a destination. Cirrity, a channel focused cloud provider with
locations throughout the continental United States, is the first CSP in the United
States to be certified to CSA STAR. Cirrity is a channel-focused cloud provider
delivering to partners and customers a secure and readily available platform to achieve
the advantages of cloud computing. Cirrity is an example of an organization meeting its
This case study webinar featuring Dan Timko, Cirrity's President & CTO, will
detail Cirrity's journey to STAR Certification. Dan will share his best practices
and information that could help improve your own organization's journey to building
a management system that meets and maintains the requirements of STAR Certification.
Who should attend?
- Anyone associated with managing, evaluating or using Cloud Service Providers
- Management Representatives
- Risk Managers
- Understand the structure and requirements of CSA STAR Certification
- Understand the certification road map taken by a successful cloud service provider
- Be introduced to implementation best practices
- Lessons learned and pit falls to avoid
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.
Dan Timko is Cirrity's President and Chief Technology Officer. Dan
brings more than 15 years of information technology and information security industry
experience to Cirrity and is focused on designing, creating and maintaining a resilient
cloud environment for customers and partners with high security and regulatory