Hong Kong, 23 June 2014 – Ribose, a start-up redefining the way people collaborate, has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) to help promote security in cloud computing. CSA developed the first industry-accepted standard for cloud security, the Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM), and its other members include tech luminaries such as Amazon, HP and Microsoft.
Ribose is the first organization in the world to adopt the CCM 3.0 security standard, achieving STAR Gold Certification, and is committed to developing and promoting industry best practice in cloud and security standards.
Ribose Founder Ronald Tse, who sits on ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC27, the committee responsible for the international information security standard ISO/IEC 27001, and is also a member of the CSA International Standardization Council, explains, “Ribose respects the privacy of our user data, and we are committed to promoting safe cloud computing over an open Internet. Working together with the CSA, we can drive cloud service providers to strengthen their cloud security and promote greater responsibility and accountability in the cloud service industry.”
Aloysius Cheang, Standards Secretariat and Managing Director APAC of CSA, said, “The CSA leads a lot of cloud research and continuously extends the possibilities of cloud computing through enhanced security. We are very glad that Ribose, a pioneer in cloud computing security in Asia, is joining the CSA. We also welcome Ronald, who brings his extensive technical experience to CSA’s International Standardization Council, which has been pivotal in the activities leading to the development of cloud security related international standards since 2011.”
Jim Reavis, Co-founder of the CSA, added, “As a pioneer in cloud security controls, Ribose is the very first provider worldwide to achieve STAR Certification with the latest CSA cloud standard, CCM3. We are delighted to welcome Ribose to the CSA, and we are certain that Ribose will contribute positively in protecting users' data in the cloud.”
In conclusion, Tse remarked, “With Ribose’s commitment to the highest levels of information security, our users can collaborate with confidence. By actively participating in the world’s leading security and standards bodies like the CSA, Ribose is helping to guide the industry towards increasingly secure and accountable cloud computing.”
Ribose makes collaborating easy and fun. Whether planning business projects or social events, the Ribose platform helps users collaborate through world-class security certified to the highest standards, including ISO 27001, CSA STAR and CDSA CPS. Also available as part of the UK Government’s G-Cloud program, Ribose is free to use: http://www.ribose.com.
The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization led by a broad industry coalition. Dedicated to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, the CSA also provides education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing: http://www.cloudsecurityalliance.org