Information technology — Security techniques — Security guidelines for design and implementation of virtualized servers (Adopted ISO/IEC 21878:2018, first edition, 2018-11)
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).
The International Standard was reviewed by the CSA TCIT under the jurisdiction of the CSA Strategic Steering Committee on Information and Communications Technology and deemed acceptable for use in Canada. From time to time, ISO/IEC may publish addenda, corrigenda, etc. The TCIT will review these documents for approval and publication. For a listing, refer to the Current Standards Activities page at standardsactivities.csa.ca. This Standard has been formally approved, without modification, by the Technical Committee and has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This document specifies security guidelines for the design and implementation of VSs. Design considerations focusing on identifying and mitigating risks, and implementation recommendations with respect to typical VSs are covered in this document.
This document is not applicable to: (see also 5.3.2 Exclusions)
— desktop, OS, network, and storage virtualization; and
— vendor attestation.
This document is intended to benefit any organization using and/or providing VSs.