Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ)

The Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) is a standardized security and vendor assessment questionnaire created by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). (And yes, it's pronounced like cake 🍰).

The CAIQ is an industry-accepted way to document security controls for SaaS services (among others), using a Yes/No set of questions. We have completed STAR Level 1 by submitting our CAIQ, which is a self-assessment.

This CAIQ and related materials are accessible through the CSA's Star Registry. For many organizations, the CAIQ is an acceptable alternative to having KnowledgeOwl staff complete a vendor security assessment, and it is available for free at the Star Registry listing for KnowledgeOwl.

If your evaluation or use of KnowledgeOwl requires some type of security assessment or review, this publicly-available CAIQ can be a great place to start discussions with your security review team!

If you need a more detailed, individual assessment:

  • If you are an Enterprise Extras customer, we include these assessments for free as one of your "extras."
  • If you're not an Enterprise Extras customer, you can pay per assessment as a Subscription add-on.