AWS obtains ISO 27018 Certification


There is always a lot of discussion around data security and best practice. And ususally the conversation ends up at ISO/IEC 27018:2014. This Standard establishes commonly accepted control objectives, controls and guidelines for implementing measures to protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in accordance with the privacy principles in ISO/IEC 29100 for the public cloud computing environment. Today we look at Compliance Handling Discussions, in the Healthcare and Life Sciences Sector.

As ISO/IEC 27018:2014 is applicable to all types and sizes of organizations, including public and private companies, government entities, and not-for-profit organizations, which provide information processing services as PII processors via cloud computing under contract to other organizations Pendata is understandably a strong advocate of AWS’s position in facilitating compliance within cloud hosted applications.

“Amazon Web Services Cloud Compliance enables customers to understand the robust controls in place at AWS to maintain security and data protection in the cloud. As systems are built on top of AWS cloud infrastructure, compliance responsibilities will be shared. By tying together governance-focused, audit-friendly service features with applicable compliance or audit standards, AWS Compliance enablers build on traditional programs; helping customers to establish and operate in an AWS security control environment”




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