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Google Cloud gains OSPAR attestation for 75 cloud products

09 Sep 2019
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Google Cloud has received Singapore’s Outsourced Service Provider Auditor Report (OSPAR) attestation for 75 of its cloud products, including Cloud Deployment Manager, Kubernetes Engine, and Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

The OSPAR framework was established by the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS), which formulated IT security guidelines for outsourced service providers (OSPs) that seek to provide services to Singapore’s financial institutions.

The guidelines specify the minimum required IT security controls that OSPs must offer if they wish to do business with financial institutions.

Attained through a rigorous audit of security capabilities by an independent third party, the OSPAR attestation requires a rigorous audit of security capabilities through an independent third party.

Google says that its accreditation ‘demonstrates that Google Cloud has met the requirements of the Guidelines on Control Objectives and Procedures for Outsourced Service Providers (ABS Guidelines)’.

Furthermore, the company states:

“We are happy to provide additional assurance to our financial institution customers in Singapore that Google Cloud is committed to:

- Maintaining a high level of security that meets the rigorous ABS Guidelines. This relates to our capabilities and controls related to third-party vendor management, technical and organizational security, and information protection.

- Driving innovation and digital transformation in the financial services industry. This allows our financial services customers who process high impact workloads to take advantage of the generational leap into cloud computing technology with confidence that their data will remain secure.

- Providing greater value and choice for the APAC region. It provides a much-needed boost to competition in Singapore’s public cloud market, giving FIs a greater range of choices in technology mix and cloud providers than ever before.”

The following Google Cloud products are now OSPAR-attested:

  • Access Transparency
  • Cloud Deployment Manager
  • Cloud SDK
  • GCP Marketplace
  • AI Platform Training and Prediction
  • Cloud DNS
  • Cloud Security Scanner
  • Genomics
  • App Engine
  • Cloud Endpoints
  • Cloud Shell
  • Google Service Control
  • BigQuery
  • Cloud Filestore
  • Cloud Source Repositories
  • Google Service Management
  • BigQuery Data Transfer Service
  • Cloud Firestore
  • Cloud Spanner
  • Identity Platform
  • Cloud Armor
  • Cloud Functions
  • Cloud Speech-to-Text
  • Kubernetes Engine
  • Cloud AutoML Natural Language
  • Cloud Healthcare
  • Cloud SQL
  • Network Service Tiers
  • Cloud AutoML Translation
  • Cloud HSM
  • Cloud Storage
  • Orbitera
  • Cloud AutoML Vision
  • Cloud Identity & Access Management
  • Cloud Storage Transfer Service
  • Persistent Disk
  • Cloud Bigtable
  • Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy
  • Cloud Talent Solution
  • Service Consumer Management
  • Cloud Billing API
  • Cloud Interconnect
  • Cloud Text-to-Speech
  • Stackdriver Debugger
  • Cloud Build
  • Cloud IoT Core
  • Cloud Translation
  • Stackdriver Error Reporting
  • Cloud CDN
  • Cloud Key Management Service
  • Cloud Video Intelligence
  • Stackdriver Logging
  • Cloud Console
  • Cloud Load Balancing
  • Cloud Vision
  • Stackdriver Profiler
  • Cloud Console Mobile App
  • Cloud Memorystore
  • Cloud VPN
  • Stackdriver Trace
  • Cloud Dataflow
  • Cloud Natural Language
  • Compute Engine
  • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Cloud Datalab
  • Cloud Pub/Sub
  • Container Registry