Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
This document provides cloud service customers and cloud service providers with guidance on
a) gaining visibility into the information security risks associated with the use of cloud services and managing those risks effectively, and
b) responding to risks specific to the acquisition or provision of cloud services that can have an information security impact on organizations using these services.
This document does not include business continuity management/resiliency issues involved with the cloud service. ISO/IEC 27031 addresses business continuity.
This document does not provide guidance on how a cloud service provider should implement, manage and operate information security. Guidance on those can be found in ISO/IEC 27002 and ISO/IEC 27017.
The scope of this document is to define guidelines supporting the implementation of information security management for the use of cloud services.