Assured cloud services provider also adopts Cloud Security Alliance CAIQ framework

LONDON – November 17th 2016 – UKCloud, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company, today announced that it has achieved Level 1 certification against the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR), a comprehensive assertion of the security of a cloud service provider.

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The CSA STAR programme records compliance levels against a comprehensive framework of cloud-based security control objectives, which allow cloud service providers from around the world to assess and communicate their security posture to potential customers. As a listed CSA STAR provider on the programme’s publically accessible Registry, this adds an even greater level of transparency of UKCloud’s industry leading security capabilities.

UKCloud has an unparalleled heritage of achieving the highest levels of independent validation of its security controls. In addition to industry standards such as ISO27001, UKCloud was amongst the very few to achieve and retain Pan Government Accreditation by the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) at the highest level available to cloud providers, and is approved as a service provider on both the Public Services Network (PSN) and the NHS National Network (N3). UKCloud provides a wealth of assurance information to its customers through independent evidence of its accreditations, certifications and detailed descriptions about the security characteristics of each of its cloud services.

“In an increasingly competitive marketplace, we have found that some of our UK public sector customers are now referring to additional governance frameworks when assessing the suitability of their cloud providers,” said John Godwin, Director of Compliance and IA and UKCloud.

“UKCloud has always been able to demonstrate the security credentials of our cloud services through formal accreditations, such as NCSC Pan Government Accreditation, compliance with standards such as ISO27001 and ISO27018, and by co-operating with our public sector customers as they undertake their own due diligence activities. As such, we are pleased to adopt and populate the Cloud Security Alliance CAIQ (Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire) framework, so that we can more easily support those customers who may choose to use this as part of their formal assessment programme. UKCloud’s completed response, which is publically available to download via CSA STAR, has already been used as the basis for a successful customer assessment of our cloud services.”

UKCloud is the industry’s most highly accredited and certified cloud service providers. It provides a full range of secure network connectivity options to meet its UK public sector customers’ requirements; furthermore, its multiple UK data centres ensures that customer data is never subject to foreign data privacy issues.

UKCloud’s assured cloud services are specifically designed to meet the needs of the UK public sector, delivering UK sovereign solutions, with genuine and flexible pay-by-the-hour consumption models.

For more information regarding UKCloud’s CSA certification, please visit: https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/star-registrant/ukcloud-ltd/

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About UKCloud
UKCloud is dedicated to the UK Public Sector. We provide assured, agile and value-based true public cloud that enable our customers to deliver enhanced performance through technology.

We’re focused on cloud. Delivering a true cloud platform that is scalable, flexible, assured and cost-effective.

We’re open. You are never locked in. Using industry standards and open source software we enable flexibility and choice across multiple cloud solutions.

Dedicated to the UK Public Sector. Our business is designed specifically to serve and understand the needs of public sector organisations.

We develop communities. We bring together communities of users that are able to share datasets, reuse code, test ideas and solve problems.

Customer engagement. We will only be successful if our customers are successful. We embody this in the promise: Easy to adopt. Easy to use. Easy to leave.

Additional information about UKCloud can be found at www.ukcloud.com or by following us on Twitter at @ukcloudltd

UKCloud. The power behind public sector technology.

Media Contacts
Caitlin Mullally/Charlotte Martin
Finn Partners
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UKCloudteam@finnpartners.com

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