Korea Information Security Management System


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[Scope of Certification] Operation of infrastructure of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Seoul region (excluded physical infrastructure not audited)
[Period of Validity] 2023.12.16 ~ 2026.12.15

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the first global cloud service provider to achieve the Korea-Information Security Management System (K-ISMS) certification. This certification helps enterprises and organizations across Korea to meet compliance requirements more effectively, and accelerate business transformation using the best-in-class technology delivered from the highly secure and reliable AWS Cloud.

Korea Information Security Management System (K-ISMS) is a Korean government-backed certification sponsored by Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) and affiliated with the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT).

K-ISMS was introduced in 2002 to meet local legal requirements and ICT environment in Korea based on Article 47 (ISMS certification) in Act on Promotion of Information Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection. K-ISMS serves as a standard for evaluating whether enterprises and organizations operate and manage their information security management systems consistently and securely such that they thoroughly protect their information assets.

With this certification, enterprises and organizations in Korea that need the K-ISMS certification can use the work that AWS has done to reduce the time and cost of getting their own certification.

AWS services in scope for the K-ISMS certification can be found at AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program. If you would like to learn more about using these services and/or have interest in other services please contact us.

K-ISMS Customer Testimonials

We have been closely working with AWS to accelerate our digital transformation while complying with the government’s financial services regulations. We believe the K-ISMS certification that AWS has become the first global cloud service provider to achieve, is the result of the company’s continuous effort to address considerations about cloud security adoption for some major industries including finance. We will continue to work closely with AWS to accelerate our decision making, and reduce IT costs as well as gain meaningful insights, thereby creating differentiated customer value.


The importance of information security is emphasized more than ever before, and I believe that the education sector is responsible for safely managing important information relating to schools and students. As AWS has now achieved K-ISMS certification, this will be a great opportunity for the education sector to enable cost-effective cloud services that will not only reduce the cost and effort of IT infrastructure management, but also help us to effectively fulfill the government’s requirements for information security and compliance.



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