Consensus Assessment Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ)
Founded as a research organization in 2008, the Cloud Security Alliance defines standards, certification programs and best practices for a secure cloud computing environment.
The Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) is an industry-accepted cloud security questionnaire covering a comprehensive range of security controls against which customers may assess a cloud provider. Authorized users can access related documentation in the Standardised Information Gathering (SIG) Core Questionnaire.
The SIG questionnaire was created by Shared Assessments, an organization that provides best practices and tools for third-party risk management teams.
The SIG Core is an extensive set of questions used to ascertain the security posture of third-party vendors. The SIG measures security risks across 18 distinct control areas and aligns with the most updated international regulatory guidance and standards. Authorized users can access related documentation in the Customer Trust Portal.