What is ISO 27017 certification?
In conjunction with ISO 27001, ISO 27017 provides controls for cloud service providers and cloud service customers. The Code of Practice clarifies both parties’ roles and responsibilities to help to make cloud services safe and secure. This certification will bring them in line with the rest of the data included in a certified information management system.
Achieving UKAS-accredited certification to ISO 27017 provides independent assurance to your existing and potential cloud service customers and other interested parties that you have the appropriate confidentiality, integrity and availability controls in place for your organisation’s current Information Security Management processes. It can also give you a vital edge over your competitors.
How it can make a difference to your organisation
Build customer trust
A core requirement for engaging and building trust with customers to manage their data in the cloud
Win more business
ISO 27017 Certification can be a key differentiator or a condition to supply, opening the doors to more opportunities and increased sales.
Provides a best-practice framework for ensuring the appropriate protection and management of information in the cloud.
This international best-practice certification will demonstrate your compliance with recognised legal and regulatory obligations when it comes to cloud service security.
ISO 27017 is a privacy extension to ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management and ISO/IEC 27002 Security Controls.
Independently verifies that your cloud security risks are properly identified, assessed and managed
Our ISO 27017 certification lifecycle
We compare your current processes against cloud security best practice
We project manage your implementation, developing key documentation and providing consultancy support
We liaise with the external ISO assessors to organise the assessment and support you through the certification process.
Following certification, we help you to maintain and improve your system to ensure continued compliance
Why choose Teamwork IMS?
Since 2007, Teamwork has been solving compliance challenges for a huge range of organisations, from SMEs to large international corporates. Our team of professionals includes CISSP, PCI Security Standards Council QSA, MBCI, GDPR, IEMA, ESOS, NEBOSH and CMIOSH qualified consultants.
Our knowledge and experience across a broad base of management and technical Standards make us uniquely equipped to help organisations to develop an information security management system (with cloud security) and integrate with existing management systems to achieve significant savings and efficiencies.
Part of your business
Our success has been firmly based on two key principles: the ability of Teamwork consultants to look beyond the standard in question and identify, define and align with the real business drivers of our customers, and our innate ability to become one with our customer’s own management teams.
We have developed and led UKAS-accredited ISO and other standards-based service improvement programmes for private and public-sector organisations across an international client base.
Have you considered multiple standards?
- Save time and money by implementing standards in parallel
- Create an effective integrated management system and avoid duplication
- Become globally recognised for best practices with multiple standards
- Add value to your business and strengthen your sales proposition
- Gain a long-term compliance partner with our passionate consultants
- Protect your business from threats by complying with all relevant standards
Frequently asked questions
The time it takes to implement an ISO 27017-compliant ISMS can vary depending on the size and complexity of your organisation, but it typically takes between 4 to 6 months.
ISO 27017 provides a framework for securing data and services in the cloud. For organisations with existing high standards of information security, the effort required to achieve ISO 27017 may be relatively low. The benefits of having a systematic, benchmarked approach to managing the security of cloud services will enhance protection from Cyber threats, meet regulatory compliance requirements, and possibly most significantly of all helps build customer trust by demonstrating a commitment to data security.
We have a 100% success rate guiding our clients through ISO 27017 certification, however, it’s important to note that the certification we support you through is carried by an entirely separate, accredited certification body and by its nature is not something we can ever guarantee. We believe that this gives you a level of compliance that is second to none.
We stay up to date with the latest ISO standards and best practices by maintaining active involvement in industry associations and participating in ongoing training and education programs. We also regularly review updates and revisions to the standard to ensure our clients are always receiving the most current guidance and advice.
We can help you at every step of the way, firstly by conducting a gap analysis of your current cloud security practices, then by developing a customised implementation plan, providing training and support to your staff, and finally by helping you navigate the certification process.
For a consultancy team who routinely manage compliance programs for other organisations, progressing through our own certification process is always a valuable reminder of how the experience feels and we think that this contributes towards our efficient but sympathetic approach to consulting for others.