PECB Joins Cloud Security Alliance

Featured News 2019-03-05

Montreal, March 1st, 2019 – PECB today announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. 

The agreement between PECB and CSA grants PECB Management Systems the eligibility to perform audit services and issue certificates against the requirements of the CSA Security, Trust, and Assurance Registry (STAR) certifications to organizations. 

PECB MS offers management system certifications globally on a wide range of international standards. The CSA STAR audit and certification will be offered to interested clients in combination with ISO/IEC 27001 certification.

‘’PECB’s collaboration with CSA will lead to innovative and industry-specific certification audit services, that will provide a professional program that will establish trust and assurance to the PECB network and end clients. I am pleased that our vision for PECB MS future will be enriched by the support of CSA’s program’’, said Mr. Faton Aliu, President & COO of PECB HQ.

"We are seeing increasing demand for companies to certify against the requirements of CSA STAR, as a way to demonstrate to their customers their commitment to following security best practices around cloud computing. PECB is delivering high value-add to their customers by performing audit services and issuing certificates against the requirements of the CSA STAR certification to organizations, and we are excited to have them join CSA," said J.R. Santos, Executive Vice President of Research, Cloud Security Alliance.


PECB is a certification body for persons, management systems, and products on a wide range of international standards.

PECB MS (a division of PECB) is an accredited management systems certification body that operates globally and offers expertise on multiple fields, including but not limited to Information Security, Cloud Security, IT, Anti-Bribery, Business Continuity, Service Management, Quality Management Systems, Risk & Management, Health, Safety, and Environment. Its mission is to provide its clients with comprehensive certification services, and prove that the management systems being audited comply with the requirements of the standard/s it wishes to get certified against. For further information, visit us at

About the Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA harnesses the subject matter expertise of industry practitioners, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, certification, events and products. CSA’s activities, knowledge and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by cloud — from providers and customers, to governments, entrepreneurs and the assurance industry — and provide a forum through which diverse parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem. CSA has developed the definitive best practices for the industry, such as the “Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing”, the “Cloud Controls Matrix”, “Top Threats to Cloud Computing” and 50 other cloud security research artifacts. For further information, visit us at