Safeguard your cloud services through robust information security controls
World over, organisations are increasingly getting aware of the business value that cloud computing brings and are taking steps towards transition to the cloud. A smooth transition entails a thorough understanding of the benefits as well as challenges involved. One of the key challenges of cloud computing is how it addresses the security and privacy concerns of businesses planning to adopt it and those of cloud service providers (CSPs) implementing it.
The fact that the valuable enterprise data will reside outside the corporate firewall raises serious concerns. Hacking and various cyber-attacks to the cloud infrastructure can have a domino effect and affect multiple clients even if only one site is attacked. As the global usage of cloud technology continues to grow, businesses must strategically consider the risk of storing protected information and explore viable security options to protect their information systems.
ISO/IEC 27017 is a set of guidelines for safeguarding cloud-based environments and minimising the potential risk of security incidents. Any organisation which provides cloud-based services can benefit from ISO/IEC 27017 certification – from online email providers and document management platforms to cloud-based apps and tools. It demonstrates to customers that you are following the most stringent cloud services security standards and have processes in place to manage any unforeseen problems.
If your organisation provides cloud services, your customers will want assurances that their data, documents, messages and activity are protected under any circumstances. They will also want evidence that they will be able to retrieve and move their data whenever they wish. ISO/IEC 27017 standard gives them that confidence.
Cloud data security is vital, as clients will want to be sure that their data is safe while stored in the cloud. ISO/IEC 27017 cloud security standard allows the organisation to commit to a long-term goal. The organisation will have an internationally standardised framework to base their Cloud Security.
Upon the internalisation of the requirements needed, the organisation will be able to reduce operational and reputation risks and work towards a sustainable future. The ISO/IEC 27017 cloud standard extensively covers topics like asset ownership, recovery action if the CSP gets dissolved, disposal of assets with sensitive information, segregation and storage of data, alignment of security management for virtual and physical networks and others.
WHY CHOOSE TÜV SÜD?
TÜV SÜD is a world leader in cloud computing service auditing and assessments and works with companies around the globe to provide independent audits and certification. Based on years of technical experience, our auditors are able to rapidly understand your cloud system’s architecture and assess whether or not it conforms to the standard. If it is non-conformant, you can use our reports to see which areas you need to improve on and receive ISO 27017 certification.
As TÜV SÜD is vendor agnostic, our ISO/IEC 27017 standard assessments are both impartial and independent, and we follow the highest standards of auditing practice to ensure neutrality and reliability every time. Our rigorous approach ensures greater trust for your customers.
Implement robust information security controls to safeguard cloud services
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