Microsoft Receives Cloud Security Mark (Gold) Accreditation

More great news in the Microsoft cloud compliance space!

Microsoft has received Cloud Security Mark (Gold) Accreditation.

Alice Rison reports on the blog that her team worked closely with the Japan Information Security Audit Association (JASA) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) to obtain the new certification that is based on the ISO/IEC 27017 standard.

The CS Mark promotes the use of cloud services and provides:

  • A common standard that CSPs can apply to address common customer concerns about the security and confidentiality of data in the cloud and the impact on business of using cloud services.
  • Verifiable operational transparency and visibility into the risks that customers face when they use cloud services.
  • Objective criteria that enterprises and government can use to choose a CSP, and clarification of the security requirements that CSPs must follow to be accredited

As of February 10, 2016 – CS Mark accreditations have been received for:

  • Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Microsoft Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Microsoft Office 365 (SaaS)

To learn more, check out Alice’s post Microsoft first global CSP to receive the Cloud Security Mark (Gold) accreditation.



Tom Shinder
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