CITIC Telecom CPC secures ISO 27017 cloud security certification

CITIC Telecom secures ISO 27017 cloud security certificationCITIC Telecom International CPC has become the first infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider in Hong Kong to receive the new ISO 27017 certification for information security controls for cloud services.

The company has obtained the internationally-recognized ISO 27017 Code of Practice for Information Security Controls for Cloud Services for its SmartCLOUD Compute IaaS service.

The company has a total of 5 ISOs, including ISO 9001, 14001, 20000, 27001 and the new 27017.

“Being the leading IaaS provider in the market, CITIC Telecom CPC is committed to providing our customers with secured and flexible cloud platform, addressing to their varying needs. ISO 27017 is thus serving as the controls and guidance for us to follow in achieving high standard of cloud security,” CITIC Telecom CPC SVP for IT and security services Daniel Kwong said.

“This certification is a fitting recognition of CITIC Telecom CPC long standing pursuit for excellence within the cloud computing environment. It further reassures our customers that they will be giving the highest and trustworthy quality services backed by strong quality management standard.”

He said demand for compliance by certification with a globally recognized authority is crucial for both customers and cloud providers to ensure data remains where it should and risks are not taken.