Code of practice for information security controls based on ISO/IEC 27002 for cloud services

ISO/IEC 27017 is a security standard developed for cloud service providers and users to make a safer cloud-based environment and reduce the risk of security problems. It was published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) under the joint ISO and IEC subcommittee, It is part of the ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards, standards which provides best practice recommendations on information security management. This standard was built from ISO/IEC 27002, suggesting additional security controls for the cloud which were not completely defined in ISO/IEC 27002. This International Standard provides guidelines supporting the implementation of information security controls for cloud service customers, who implements the controls, and cloud service providers to support the implementations of those controls. The selection of appropriate information security controls and the application of the implementation guidance provided, will depend on a risk assessment and any legal, contractual, regulatory or other cloud-sector specific information security requirements.

Strcuture of Standard-

The official title of the standard is "Information technology — Security techniques — Code of practice for information security controls based on ISO/IEC 27002 for cloud services". ISO/IEC 27017:2015 has eighteen sections, plus a long annex, which cover:
1. Scope
2. Normative References
3. Definitions and abbreviations
4. Cloud sector-specific concepts
5. Information security policies
6. Organization of information security
7. Human resource security
8. Asset management
9. Access control
10. Cryptography
11. Physical and environmental security
12. Operations security
13. Communications security
14. System acquisition, development and maintenance
15. Supplier relationships
16. Information security incident management
17. Information security aspects of business continuity management
18. Compliance