BIOS Middle East achieves Cloud Security Alliance STAR Level 2 certification

BIOS Middle East has achieved the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Security Trust Assurance and Risk (STAR) Level 2 certification, a stringent third-party assessment of the security of a cloud service provider.

BIOS owns, operates and manages its own cloud called CloudHPT, with datacentres in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Jeddah and Muscat. It offers fully managed IaaS and Gartner-recognized DRaaS for over 500 customers in the GCC and beyond.

Dominic Docherty, Managing Director, BIOS said, “Achieving CSA certification is a testament to BIOS’s continuous investment and improvement in security practices, services and products. We are always ensuring the highest levels of security for our customers.”

This certification demonstrates that a cloud service provider conforms to the applicable requirements of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 management system standard and has addressed requirements critical to cloud security as outlined in the CSA Cloud Controls Matrix criteria. BIOS is also certified for ISO-IEC 27001 (Information Security Management Systems), ISO-IEC 27017 (Information Security Controls for Cloud Services), ISO-IEC 27018 (Protection of Personally Identifiable Information in Public Clouds) and ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems).

Adam Wolf, Technical Director, BIOS said, “We use industry-leading products and services to offer layered security on our cloud. Protecting customer data is of utmost importance and we monitor all traffic in and out of our cloud through a state-of-art Security Operations Centre (SOC).”

BIOS certification is available for download from the CSA STAR Registry. In addition, BIOS’s CSA STAR Level 1 Self-Assessment and the completed Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) are also available on the registry.