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Does Microsoft Have Third-Party Certification Other Than ISO Or ASD?

Yes. Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Intune, and Microsoft Power BI have obtained CSA STAR Certification, which involves a rigorous independent third-party assessment of a cloud provider’s security posture. This STAR certification is based on achieving ISO/IEC 27001 certification and meeting criteria specified in the CCM. It demonstrates that a cloud service provider conforms to the applicable requirements of ISO/IEC 27001, has addressed issues critical to cloud security as outlined in the CCM, and has been assessed against the STAR Capability Maturity Model for the management of activities in CCM control areas. 

During the assessment, an accredited CSA certification auditor assigns a Maturity Capability score to each of the 16 CCM control areas. The average score is then used to assign the overall level of maturity and the corresponding Bronze, Silver, or Gold award. Azure, Intune, Power BI, and Microsoft Cloud App Security were awarded Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) STAR Certification at the Gold level. 

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