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As the global cloud services industry is growing rapidly from the projected $148.8 billion by 2014 towards $241 billion by 2020, Information Security is becoming a critical factor driving cloud adoption. SGS, the world’s leading independent inspection, verification, testing and Certification Company based in Geneva, Switzerland now helps Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) further improve the security of the information they handle by providing independent assurance through involving a partnerships with CloudeAssurance, Inc. and the Holistic Information Security Practitioner Institute (HISPI).  Independent validation of the self-assessment performed by  a Cloud Service provider against the requirements of the Cloud Assurance Assessor Program (CAAP) represents an important step towards enabling a CSP to preserve and improve customer confidence and expand business relationships.

The CAAP provides assurance of the qualifications of those purporting to have the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies as Cloud Security Assurance Assessors engage to independently validate Cloud Service Provider’s security scores derived from the CloudeAssurance rating system platform.  Additionally, a validated cloud score can be used to help manage supply chains and reduce risk, while giving top performers the means for powerful market differentiation.

“As a leading independent audit and certification body in Information Security, SGS is proud to enable the Cloud Service industry to raise the bar in maintaining and strengthening customer confidence by keeping their information safe”, states François Marti, Executive Vice President, Systems and Services Certification at SGS.

About CloudeAssurance and HISPI

CloudeAssurance, Inc. is the software division of eFortresses, Inc. focused on Cloud Security Scoring through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) licensing and delivery model. eFortresses, Inc. is a 10-year old Cyber Security & Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance Solutions company with a focus on cloud computing security. CloudeAssurance’s Rating System is based on a proven “holistic approach” to Security & GRC management field tested over 10 years by eFortresses, Inc. HISPI is the oversight body of the Cloud Assurance Assessor Program (CAAP). To learn more about CloudeAssurance and CAAP, please visit the CloudeAssurance website

For further information, please contact:
 
Todd Begerow
Systems & Services Certification
SGS North America Inc
201 Route 17 North
Rutherford, New Jersey 07070
United States
t: +1 770-262-3658

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 75,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,500 offices and laboratories around the world.