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Azure is Gold: CSA STAR Certification achieved

We are happy to announce that Azure recently obtained the CSA STAR Certification.

CSA STARWe are happy to announce that Azure recently obtained the CSA STAR Certification. This is very exciting for us since Microsoft Azure is the only major public cloud service provider to earn this certification with the highest possible Gold Award for the maturity capability assessment.

With CSA STAR Certification, customers can gain confidence that Microsoft Azure is meeting customer needs and relevant regulatory requirements, as well as actively monitoring, measuring, and continually improving the effectiveness of our management system. In addition, Microsoft Azure has proved its diligence and effective methods around corrective actions, addressing customer complaints, and implementing a systematic process to remediate issues.

The CSA STAR Certification for Microsoft Azure can be downloaded from the CSA Registry. The certificate covers Microsoft Azure, Intune, and Power BI. If you would like additional information, you can star-gaze at our Microsoft Trust Center.

NOTE: The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) maintains the Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR), a free, publicly accessible registry in which cloud service providers can publish their CSA-related assessments. STAR Certification represents a rigorous third-party independent assessment of cloud provider’s security posture based upon achieving ISO 27001 certification and the specified set of criteria outlined in the CSA Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM), which has been mapped to industry accepted security standards, regulations, and control frameworks such as ISO 27001, PCI DSS, HIPAA, AICPA SOC 2, FedRAMP, and NIST. It demonstrates that Microsoft, as a cloud service provider, conforms to the applicable requirements of ISO 27001, addresses issues critical to cloud security as outlined in the CCM, and has been assessed against the STAR Capability Maturity Model for the management of activities in CCM control areas.