Cloud Giant Microsoft Awarded ISO 27017 Security Certification

August 5, 2016
Cloud Giant Microsoft Awarded ISO 27017 Security Certification
Cloud giant Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) has been awarded the ISO 27017 security certification. Microsoft, which has headquarters in Redmond, Washington, United States, offers a range of services including its cloud-based Azure and Office 365 solutions. The certification it has achieved covers “cloud-specific threats”.

Established at the end of last year, ISO 27017 is part of the ISO international standards that address a wide range of industries and now include cloud activity. The standard provides guidelines designed to protect ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) and provides implementation guidance for relevant controls that specifically relate to cloud services. Microsoft first adopted the standard in February of 2015.

“We are happy to announce Microsoft Azure obtained the ISO/IEC 27017:2015 certification, an international standard that aligns with and complements the ISO/IEC 27002:2013 with an emphasis on cloud-specific threats and risks,” explained the Senior Director of Microsoft Azure, Alice Rison. “Organizations should care a great deal about ISO compliance in the cloud and ensure their partners and providers care as well,” he added. “ISO compliance in the cloud doesn’t have to be a nightmare, but you do need to approach the process with the level of rigor that the standard demands.”

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