ISO 27017 Certification
Code of Practice for Information Security Controls Based on ISO 27002 for Cloud Services

More and more organisations are turning to cloud services to help them run their businesses and store vital information. But this has opened up new security questions and created a need for more relevant security controls.

The ISO (International Organisation for Standards) has recognised this need and created an extension to their Information Security Management Standard (ISO 27001). By achieving ISO 27017, you can demonstrate that you have relevant controls in place to keep information safe within your cloud service, giving your business a competitive advantage and a stronger reputation for security.

WHAT IS ISO 27017?

ISO 27017 is a code of practice designed to tighten security in the cloud.

It is an extension of ISO 27001, the Standard for Information Security Management, and it was designed to provide more detail and guidance on cloud security.

It also expands on the requirements featured within ISO 27002, which lays out the specific controls for ISO 27001. ISO 27017 builds on these controls and includes ones that are more focused on cloud services. This can help you to choose the right security controls for your business and ensure you can keep your cloud secure.

ISO 27017 also has requirements for the customer. It details the responsibilities of IT teams or other clients so that they know what to look for in a cloud service. By taking this approach, the Standard aims to make cloud services as safe and secure as possible, building both customer and business confidence in the service.


Here are the top benefits of using the ISO 27017 framework:

  1. Robust, focused and relevant controls for the protection of information in the cloud.

  2. Reassurance to customers and stakeholders that their information in the cloud will be protected.

  3. Compliance with legislation and regulations.

  4. Informed customers who understand their responsibilities and what they need from their cloud host.


The cost of ISO 27017 depends on whether you already have an existing ISO 27001 Information Security Management System. If you do, you can add the ISO 27017 extension to your existing Information Security Management System.

ISO 27017 is an extension of this Standard, which means it cannot be implemented as a standalone product. If you haven’t yet achieved certification in this Standard, you will therefore need to implement ISO 27001 alongside ISO 27017 in order to achieve the certification you are looking for.

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Do I need to get ISO 27001 in order to have ISO 27017?

What is the difference between ISO 27001 and ISO 27017?

How can QMS help your Business?

The QMS process gets your business certified for success:


Our nationwide team of consultants and auditors has provided certifications to clients ranging from SMEs to blue chip organisations across a broad spectrum of verticals and industries.


Our processes add value at every stage, without taking up unwarranted management time. We commit to providing you with the best possible value for money – including a price promise from the outset, along with the ability to stagger payments at no extra cost.


We remove the red tape and paperwork for you, making the process as smooth and uncomplicated as possible, and ensuring you get the framework that works for you.

How have businesses benefited from ISO 27017?

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    QMS completed our first external surveillance audit for the ISO 27001 and 27017 this week.The process was thorough and sometimes daunting, with lots of evidence checking and audit trails to follow and validate.Having now experienced this process, it was reassuring to see the rigour applied during the audit. The process demonstrated the value that a well-managed ISMS provides to the business and this assures clients that our working methods are professional, well manged and secure.
    Beverly Usher, Head of People, Hireserve Limited

3 Steps to Certification

With the help of QMS, the certification process can take as little as 45 days to complete

    Gap Analysis

    A QMS Consultant will visit your Organisation to review and document your current processes and procedures, highlighting any areas that do not meet the requirements of the Standard.

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    Now its time to make sure any required process or procedural changes are made, as highlighted in the Review. QMS can provide templates to assist you in doing this.

    3 Step Certification


    An Auditor must now visit your Organisation to check that the documented processed are being followed and that the necessary changes have been made. Once they are satisfied, you will be rewarded with your certification.

    3 Step Certification

Once you have achieved certification the certification cycle will commence. This is made up of surveillance and re-certification audits, one of which must take place each year, around the anniversary of your certification. These visits confirm your continued compliance with the Standard and verify the validity of your certification.

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QMS Connect delivers all the tools you need to achieve and maintain ISO compliance.

With simple navigation, real-time reporting and the ability to modify and update content on the go, QMS Connect keeps you in control. Accessible online via your computer, tablet or smartphone 24 hours a day, QMS Connect helps you manage your ISO Management System in real-time.

QMS Connect helps engage your teams, so that you can capture data that will drive business decisions – increasing repeat business, reducing customer complaints and ultimately saving you both time and money.

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    Guide to Information and Cyber Security

    A visual guide to the areas covered by each of the information security products

    A visual guide to the areas covered by each of the information security products

    Case Study: IT Services Jersey

    A real life case study of a company that obtained both ISO 27001 & ISO 20000-1 certification

    A real life case study of a company that obtained both ISO 27001 & ISO 20000-1 certification

    Beginner's Guide to ISO 27001

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    Guide to implementing ISO 27001

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    Checklist for ISO 27001:2013 implementation

    Understand what ISO 27001:2013 requires from your business

    Understand the impact of ISO 27001 on your business

    Case Study: IP House

    A real life case study of a company that has obtained ISO 27001 certification

    A real life case study of a company that has obtained ISO 27001 certification

    Top 10 Non-conformities for ISO 27001

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    Understand the areas of the GDPR which are covered by ISO 27001 Certification

    What Information Security Products are Available?

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    QMS International Company Profile

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At QMS we are constantly updating our approach and process to meet the latest changes in how ISO 27017 works.


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