ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is a security management standard that specifies security management best practices and comprehensive security controls following the ISO/IEC 27002 best practice guidance. The basis of this certification is the development and implementation of a rigorous security program, which includes the development and implementation of an Information Security Management System (ISMS) which defines how AWS perpetually manages security in a holistic, comprehensive manner. This widely-recognized international security standard specifies that AWS do the following:
- We systematically evaluate our information security risks, taking into account the impact of threats and vulnerabilities.
- We design and implement a comprehensive suite of information security controls and other forms of risk management to address customer and architecture security risks.
- We have an overarching management process to ensure that the information security controls meet our needs on an ongoing basis.
AWS has certification for compliance with ISO/IEC 27001:2013, 27017:2015, and 27018:2014. These certifications are performed by independent third-party auditors. Our compliance with these internationally-recognized standards and code of practice is evidence of our commitment to information security at every level of our organization, and that the AWS security program is in accordance with industry leading best practices.
Which AWS Regions are covered?
How will this impact my server instances and data?
Your services will not be impacted. We continue to strive to provide the highest levels of security. The certification is a security credential for your reference.
Who is the certifying agent?
The AWS certification for ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is verified by EY CertifyPoint, an ISO certifying agent accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council, a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). Certificates issued by EY CertifyPoint are recognized as valid certificates in all countries with an IAF member. For a list of all countries with an IAF member, see the IAF Members and Signatories webpage.
Can my organization be ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified by association?
Your organization is not automatically certified by association. However, if you are pursuing ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification while operating part or all of your IT in the AWS cloud, the AWS certification may make it easier for you to certify. The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for AWS covers the AWS security management process over a specified scope of services and data centers.
What AWS services are in scope for the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification?
Can you provide a copy of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard?
No, AWS cannot distribute copies of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard. A preview of the ISO/IEC 27001:2103 standard is available for free, and the full text is available for purchase, on the ISO website. ISO has made the decision to copyright their standards in an effort to help fund the processes leading to development.