What advantages do cloud standards and certificates offer?
Unless, it belongs to their core business, hardly any entrepreneur or decision maker is expert in the field of cloud services. This automatically means uncertainty when it comes to selecting the appropriate service. How can users know whether a service is legally compliant, for example, or will handle their data securely?
Certificates and standards gives initial guidance and facilitate expansion into this innovative technology. Based on a qualified and independent audit, they make statements about the security and trustworthiness of a service.
Now there is not "one certificate" or "one standard", but a variety of different standards and certificates with various areas of emphasis. Depending on what your requirements are, different standards or certificates can be consulted to help you make the right choice.
How do I know which cloud standards and certificates are relevant to me?
Various factors may be relevant to finding the right cloud provider for your business. To help you make the right choice among the various providers of cloud solutions, it is worth taking a look at their certification. You should ask yourself:
Do I work for a nationally or internationally operating business?
If your company is predominately active at national level, certificates with a regional focus on your country may be sufficient. If you work for a global company, you should also look for providers who hold European and international certificates.
Which certificates are most important to me in the use of cloud computing?
Different certificates also set different priorities with regard to the inspection and assessment of cloud services. While some certificates focus on data and information security, others put emphasis on transparency and service orientation.
You will find an overview of the most important cloud standards and certificates in the download section below.