Cloud Security Alliance teases first cohort of trusted cloud providers
Written by Finbarr Toesland Tue 27 Apr 2021
Qualys and Atlassian among 50 shortlisted for recognition
Cloud security standards organisation Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has announced the first cohort of its Trusted Cloud Providers.
The companies will receive the Trusted Cloud Provider ‘trustmark’, which is included on each firm’s Security, Trust, Assurance & Risk (STAR) registry to signify dedication to holistic security.
Qualys and Atlassian are two of the more than 50 providers who have already been pre-qualified for this recognition.
For Adrian Ludwig, Chief Information Security Officer at Australian software company, Atlassian, at a time of strong growth in cloud adoption, “it’s vital that business can quickly identify those cloud providers whose security practices align with theirs”.
Three requirements need to be met for organisations to become a CSA Trusted Cloud Provider, including:
- Currently having an entry in the CSA Security, Trust, Assurance & Risk (STAR) registry
- At least one current member of staff must have obtained the CSA Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)
- Being a corporate member of CSA and volunteering a minimum of 20 hours each year to the CSA for activities such as research working groups, chapter events, blog post and a range of other work for the common good
Jim Reavis, co-founder and CEO of the Cloud Security Alliance, believes being named a Trusted Cloud Provider is the pinnacle of success for companies looking to be holistic in demonstrating strong security practices.
“I am so proud of what the Cloud Security Alliance has built over the years, and the Trusted Cloud Provider designation reflects this. It aligns with CSA’s principles of making organisations stronger and more secure, and encouraging professionals to increase their knowledge of leading-edge security topics – all of which supports the community at-large,” adds Reavis.
The CSA is set to announce its first round of Trusted Cloud Providers during its annual conference called SECtember, which will take place from September 13th to 17th in Seattle.