du becomes first Blockchain platform provider worldwide to receive Cloud Security Alliance Stage 2 Gold Star certification

du becomes first Blockchain platform provider worldwide to receive Cloud Security Alliance Stage 2 Gold Star certification

  • The leading UAE telco provider earned the accolade following a comprehensive external auditing process
  • du’s Blockchain edge platform excelled across security, trust, assurance, and risk categories

Dubai, UAE, 3rd February, 2022: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has reaffirmed its industry-leading status as digital transformation and security enabler, becoming the first telecommunications provider worldwide to receive the prestigious Stage 2 Gold Star recognition from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). The CSA is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of cloud security best practices, ensuring cloud computing environments across verticals are secure in line with the highest possible standards. du’s New Business Innovation (NBI) department gained the certification following a stringent validation process conducted by external auditors, with the leading UAE telco provider’s Blockchain edge platform meeting specific CSA requirements across every audit area.

Being the first Blockchain platform provider worldwide to obtain the CSA Stage 2 Gold Star is a testament to du’s hands-on approach to enterprise security, something made possible by its experienced professionals and talented teams who implement proactive and continuous measures to ensure that Blockchain services’ users are able to conduct business and complete transactions seamlessly, securely, and without risk.

du completed the CSA external audit following a week of intensive assessments, all of which validated the cloud security policies, procedures, and protection du implements and upholds to safeguard customer data within its Blockchain service. The Stage 2 Gold Star certification highlights the efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainable nature of du’s Blockchain edge service capabilities, as well as the organisation’s enduring commitment to ensure transparency and harmonization across security, trust, assurance, and risk (STAR) registry standards. Moreover, this latest announcement has enhanced du’s security and compliance posture, showcasing the emphasis du places on unconditional abidance with essential regulations and frameworks.


About du

Operating under the steadfast umbrella of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), du is an integral driver of the UAE’s economic, social and digital transformation. Thriving on digitally innovating all facets of the contemporary telecom experience, we touch the lives of millions of customers everyday as a dedicated enabler of connectivity, continuity and growth across consumer and enterprise segments. Whether delivering state-of-the-art Smart City infrastructure, bespoke enterprise ICT solutions, government communications, secure data solutions, or the very best in home entertainment and value, we are a reliable telco and ICT player shaping the future of communication for a more connected tomorrow.


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