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Ribose becomes world’s first casual collaboration platform to achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification

Achieves internationally recognized standard for quality management systems 

Hong Kong, 13 October 2014Ribose has become the world’s first casual collaboration platform to be awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certification for international quality management systems.

ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognized standard for quality management systems. This latest certification verifies Ribose’s ability to consistently meet the needs of customers and other key stakeholders in both the delivery and continuous improvement of products and services.

Ribose’s certification – awarded by BSI (British Standards Institution), the originator of the ISO 9001 standard – covers all processes within the company, ranging from the design and development of services to ongoing customer support for the company’s online collaboration platform. Ribose’s adoption of ISO 9001:2008 standards will help ensure customers receive consistently high-quality products and services as the company continues to grow. 

“Ribose is committed to helping people work together more effectively and efficiently,” said Ronald Tse, founder of Ribose. “Quality improvement has always been a cornerstone of that commitment – which is why our ISO 9001:2008 certification represents a powerful validation of our systematic framework for service improvement, and the effectiveness of our information security, business continuity and management systems.”

BSI awarded Ribose the ISO 9001:2008 certification after validation of all applications, systems, processes and services within the company by an independent accredited auditor.

“As the world’s most widely adopted quality management system certification standard, ISO 9001 represents a badge of confidence between customers and companies,” said Emmanuel Herve, Managing Director of BSI Hong Kong. “Ribose’s certification demonstrates its firm commitment to delivering quality services which help people work together better.”

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About Ribose

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/IEC 27001, CSA STAR, CDSA CPS and IDA MTCS. Ribose is also certified to the ISO 9001, ISO 22301 and PAS 99 standards. Also available as part of the UK Government's G-Cloud program, Ribose is free to use: http://www.ribose.com.

About BSI

The British Standards Institution is the business standards company that helps businesses turn best practices into habits of excellence. As the world’s first national standards body and a founding member of ISO, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe: http://www.bsigroup.com.

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Ribose first Cloud Service Provider to achieve Multi-Tier Cloud Security certification

Compliant to Singapore Standard SS 584, world’s first multi-tiered cloud standard

Singapore/Hong Kong, 5 August 2014 – Ribose has become the world’s first cloud service provider (CSP) to achieve Singapore’s Multi-Tier Cloud Security (MTCS) certification.

Initiated by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and developed under the Information Technology Standards Committee (ITSC), the MTCS is a Singapore Standard (SS 584:2013) that specifies stringent security and operational requirements for CSPs to encourage adoption of sound risk management and security practices. The certification specifies three tiers of security certification, with level three being the highest.

Ribose’s level one MTCS certification was awarded after thorough evaluation by BSI (British Standards Institution), a participating Certification Body for the MTCS standard.

IDA Assistant Chief Executive Khoong Hock Yun said, “Cloud computing is a key enabler for Singapore’s drive to become a Smart Nation. Security of the cloud is a critical concern answered by the Multi-Tier Cloud Security standard. We are heartened that global industry players have taken a keen interest in it and are signing on to adopt the measures.”

“BSI has demonstrated its leadership position in cloud security certification by delivering the world’s first MTCS certification to Ribose. Through our global network of BSI offices, we are proud to have been Ribose’s certification partner in several milestone security certification -- including ISO/IEC 27001:2013, CSA’s STAR and now MTCS,” explained Owen Xu, General Manager of BSI Singapore. “These multiple certifications stand as clear testament of Ribose’s dedication to data security and privacy.”

According to Ribose founder Ronald Tse, “By achieving MTCS certification, Ribose has reached another milestone in our commitment to data security and protection. This latest achievement further enhances our comprehensive portfolio of security certifications, giving users the peace of mind to collaborate online with confidence using the Ribose platform. We thank the IDA and BSI for their guidance and support, which have enabled Ribose to become the world’s first MTCS certified cloud service provider.”

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About Ribose

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/IEC 27001, CSA STAR, CDSA CPS and IDA MTCS. Also available as part of the UK Government's G-Cloud program, Ribose is free to use: http://www.ribose.com.

For further details, see Ribose on IDA’s Infocomm Resource Marketplace.

About IDA

The mission of the IDA is to develop information technology and telecommunications within Singapore with a view to serve citizens of all ages and companies of all sizes. IDA does this by actively supporting the growth of innovative technology companies and start-ups in Singapore, working with leading global IT companies as well as developing excellent information technology and telecommunications infrastructure, policies and capabilities for Singapore. For more news and information, visit http://www.ida.gov.sg.

About BSI

The British Standards Institution is the business standards company that helps businesses turn best practices of into habits of excellence. As the world’s first national standards body and a founding member of ISO, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe: http://www.bsigroup.com.

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Ribose approved for use by all UK Government departments through G-Cloud

Powerful internationally-certified collaboration platform available free of charge

London, 30 July 2014 – Cloud collaboration platform Ribose has been approved for use by all UK Government agencies through the G-Cloud 5 framework. Ribose’s services are now available to over 29,000 UK public sector bodies free of charge.

Consisting of a series of framework agreements with suppliers, the G-Cloud initiative aims to ease procurement of cloud computing information technology services for UK Government departments by eliminating the need for full tenders or competitive procurement processes.

“Now available to all UK Government departments through the G-Cloud framework, Ribose helps agencies collaborate efficiently and effectively online,” explained Ronald Tse, founder of Ribose. “Users can set up online communities within minutes on Ribose, allowing government personnel to work together with external parties in a secure cloud environment – accessible from anywhere in the world at any time, completely free of charge.”

As a leader in cloud security, Ribose is the world’s first collaboration platform to achieve ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, the first organization to achieve Multi-Tiered Cloud Security (MTCS) certification from the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the first and only organization to have achieved Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA) STAR Certification at the highest possible Gold rating - satisfying the latest cloud security standard, CCM 3. Ribose has also achieved the CDSA CPS certification for intellectual property security and has consistently been awarded the lowest risk rating possible.

Ribose is also certified to the international standard for business continuity, ISO 22301:2012, as well as the international standard for integrated management systems, PAS 99:2012.

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About Ribose

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/IEC 27001, CSA STAR, CDSA CPS and IDA MTCS. Ribose is available through the UK Government's G-Cloud and is free to use: http://www.ribose.com.

For further details, find Ribose on CloudStore and see Ribose’s G-Cloud service.

About G-Cloud

Core to the “Cloud First” strategy, the UK Government G-Cloud consists of a series of framework agreements with suppliers, from which public sector bodies can start using services without going through complex tendering processes.

All government departments, devolved administrations, local authorities, wider public sector bodies and arm’s length bodies are eligible to buy services on CloudStore, an online marketplace listing G-Cloud services available to the public sector.

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Ribose joins CSA to promote international standards for cloud security

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.”

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About Ribose

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.

About CSA

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

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Ribose awarded PAS 99 certification for integrated management systems

Ribose awarded PAS 99 certification for integrated management systems

Achieves internationally certified corporate governance and compliance management

Hong Kong, 17 June 2014 – Ribose has achieved PAS 99:2012 certification, the internationally accepted framework for integrated management systems (IMS).

Ribose is the first collaboration platform in the world and the first organization in Hong Kong to achieve this certification. Ribose’s IMS integrates its existing business continuity and information security management systems, satisfying both ISO 22301:2012 and ISO 27001:2013, the international standards for business continuity and information security, respectively.

Ribose’s certification was awarded by BSI (British Standards Institution), the originator of the PAS 99, ISO 22301 and ISO 27001 standards. Certification is awarded only after an independent accredited auditor has thoroughly checked all applications, systems, processes and services.

PAS 99 is a framework for integrating management systems built on different management systems standards (MSS). It specifies requirements for streamlining and managing MSSs, allowing for improved business focus, a more universal approach to risk mitigation and improved operational efficiency.

“Ribose is dedicated to providing our users with the highest standards of service. Achieving PAS 99 certifies that our management systems are tightly integrated – including our highly dynamic information security management system, which has been awarded numerous security certifications such as ISO 27001, CSA STAR and CDSA CPS,” explained Ronald Tse, founder of Ribose. “We believe the holistic approach is key to effective collaboration, and we’ve taken that to heart in integrating our management systems – which will augment service for all users.”

Emmanuel Herve, Managing Director of BSI Hong Kong, stated: “By achieving PAS 99 certification for its IMS, Ribose has again demonstrated its commitment to industry-leading corporate governance. The certified efficiency of its management systems allows Ribose to focus its resources on enhancing its platform, and delivering effective solutions to users.”

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About Ribose

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.

About BSI

The British Standards Institution is the business standards company that helps businesses turn best practices of into habits of excellence. As the world’s first national standards body and a founding member of ISO, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe: http://www.bsigroup.com

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