Cloud Security Alliance Mission to Raise Awareness Gains Steam with the Addition of Ardoq

Ardoq, a SaaS company focused on “reinventing Enterprise Architecture (EA) for today’s digital enterprise,” has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment.

Ardoq joins CSA as a member of the Security, Trust, Assurance, and Risk (STAR) Registry, a publicly accessible registry that documents the security and privacy controls provided by popular cloud computing offerings. STAR encompasses the key principles of transparency, rigorous auditing, and harmonization of standards outlined in the Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM).

“The STAR Registry makes clear to prospects and customers the security regulations, standards, and frameworks organizations adhere to, taking the guesswork out of finding secure cloud solutions,” said Jim Reavis, CSA co-founder and CEO. “Publishing on the registry is a testament to Ardoq’s ongoing commitment to information security, and we are thrilled to have the company join CSA.”

Erik Bakstad, Ardoq CEO, said “protection of customer data is critical” to his company. “We are proud to join an organization dedicated to not only bringing security best practices to the cloud, but creating transparency for organizations seeking secure cloud solutions.”

Ardoq’s “data-driven EA platform enables organizations to implement and execute change across their projects, strategies, processes, applications, infrastructure, and capabilities,” according to the company. “Unlike traditional EA platforms, Ardoq is a cloud-native solution that enables broad collaboration and crowdsourcing of data. Ardoq leverages open APIs to tie in directly to an organization’s source data and automates visualizations so users can focus on delivering value.”