WILMINGTON, Del., April 17, 2020 – Planbox, a pioneer in cloud-based AI-powered agile innovation management solutions, today announced that it received the Security Trust Assurance and Risk (STAR) program certification—the industry’s most powerful program for security assurance in the cloud—from Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment.

STAR is the most popular cloud security provider certification program documenting the security and privacy controls provided by cloud computing offerings, all of which is publicly accessible for users to assess the security and data protection capabilities of cloud providers they currently use or are considering using. 

STAR encompasses key principles of transparency, rigorous auditing, and harmonization of standards based on the following foundational tools:

  • The CSA Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM)
  • The Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ)
  • The CSA Code of Conduct for GDPR Compliance

Qualifying for the CSA STAR Certification indicates Planbox’s compliance with CSA-published best practices. The accreditation also validates the security posture of the company’s cloud offerings, and demonstrates Planbox’s commitment to promoting industry transparency by providing public visibility into the company’s specific security practices.

In addition to the CSA STAR Level 1 Certification, Planbox maintains compliance with SOC Type II Security, Availability & Confidentiality since 2018, as well as a number of other security standards including GDPR and Cyber Security Essentials.

“Information security, transparency and trust are just as important to us as they are to our customers, and a testament to this is Planbox’s compliance with the internationally recognized standards for cloud security protocols set by the CSA STAR program,” said Menno Groen, DevOps Lead at Planbox.

Visit the STAR registry to view the Planbox’s CSA STAR listing. To learn more about the Security Trust Assurance and Risk certification, please visit the Cloud Security Alliance STAR webpage.

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About Planbox: 

Planbox’s AI-powered cloud-based Agile Innovation Management Suite is a modular platform for full lifecycle Innovation Portfolio Management, Emerging Tech Empowerment and Ecosystem Enablement. The AI engine mines your data for insights while your community collaborates to discover, develop and capitalize on the best strategically aligned ideas within your ecosystem of employees, customers, partners, academia and startups. Planbox accelerates business outcomes by pursuing breakthrough innovations, creating a sustainable continuous improvement program, building a framework for corporate venturing and actioning on consumer insights. Planbox is the comprehensive innovation management platform trusted by some of the world’s most recognized brands, including Blue Cross, Cargill, Caterpillar, Dow Chemical, Exxon Mobil, Honeywell, John Deere, Novartis, Ontario Power Generation, Sun Life Financial, Whirlpool and Verizon, with millions of internal and external users.