Cloud Security Standards

What are Cloud Security Standards ?

The data security management system standard contains a set of security controls “ISO/IEC 27001”. PII processing in a cloud service depends on these cloud security standards.
The plethora of industry standards and control frameworks for cloud information security can be intimidating at first. With so many out there, it’s hard to know which standards apply to your business and which to prioritize. The CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark and ISO-27001 compliance are fantastic places to start for any organization that processes sensitive data.
Using these standards’ processes and controls will help ensure data security. Adding ISO certification and SOC 2 attestation will boost trust in your organization and provide you with a competitive advantage among security-conscious customers.
Implementing these frameworks will also help businesses prevent financial losses due to security breaches, ensure data security and reliability, comply with regulations, and define data handling roles and duties.

Best 10 cloud security standards

We’ve compiled a list of the top ten cloud security standards and management systems for your business to consider. It is worth noting that many of the standards listed below do not fully address cloud data security but rather basic cybersecurity. Your business may have other more important requirements.

ISO 27001/ISO27002

This standard is beneficial to organizations with sensitive data. ISO-27001 is the international standard for the security management system.
There are several ways to ensure conformity with ISO-27001, as described in ANSI/ISO-27002. Compliance with ISO-27001 indicates to your clients that your management places a high value on data security and has implemented industry-leading security solutions.


Incorporating provisions about cloud-based information security into the ISO-27001 standard Along with ISO-27001, ISO-27017 compliance should be evaluated.


Personally identifiable information (PII) is secured against unauthorized access in public clouds that act as PII processors.
Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are the major targets of this standard; although, PII controllers are also subject to some responsibility standards under this standard.
If you are a SaaS provider who handles personally identifiable information, you should consider meeting this standard.

System and Organization Controls

There are the five trust principles.

  • Security
  • Access
  • Processing Integrity
  • Privacy
  • Security

It is important to note that a SOC 2 audit report shows that your organization has policies, methods, and controls in place to comply with these five principles.
Potential clients may ask for proof of SOC 2 compliance from SaaS providers.

The General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR is a piece of legislation that protects personal data? It is a data protection and privacy law issued by the European Union. Collect, store, or otherwise process personal data about individuals in the European Union. You must evaluate all of your choices, even if the rule only applies to the EU.

PCI Data Security Standard

Designed specifically for businesses that handle cardholder data. This standard sets the technical and operational standards for securing cardholder data at the lowest possible level.

Medical insurance portability and accountability act

Specific to medical data management organizations. This Security Rule (HSR) applies especially in the context of data security.
This rule stipulates criteria for protecting individuals’ digital personal health information created, received, used, or stored by a dedicated organization.

AWS Foundations v1.2 is used in CIS.

It has been identified that the best practice security processes for Amazon Web Services are in place.

The top twenty CIS controls.

To protect against cyber threats, a prioritized set of tasks has been designed.

The Essential Eight of the ACSC

To prevent and minimize the extent of cyberattacks, eight key techniques have been created.

Despite the huge quantity of standards and control systems, many share fundamental themes. Compliance with one typically leads to compliance with another.
After deciding on the standards and control frameworks, you must define policy, processes, and technology controls. Putting in place technical controls may seem like a hassle for your team (who are busy producing business value), but you are not alone.
For inexperienced teams, implementing and maintaining these rules and documentation might take a long time.
Do you want to refocus a team that is already providing business value? You’ll need to update infrastructure, manage workloads, and defend against malware to stay compliant with regulations. It would be better if a professional performed this.
That way, your team can focus on growing your firm. L7defence can help you get started by deploying cloud infrastructure with the above security standards and management frameworks in place.

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