The ISO 27017 Cloud Security Lead Implementer Course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills required to implement cloud security controls and best practices according to ISO/IEC 27017:2015. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of cloud security principles, risk management, and technical controls necessary to secure cloud-based environments effectively.

Target Audience:

  • Information security managers
  • Cloud architects
  • IT professionals responsible for cloud security
  • Compliance officers
  • Risk managers
  • Anyone involved in the implementation and management of cloud-based services

Reference Standards: The course is aligned with the ISO/IEC 27017:2015 standard, which provides guidance on information security controls for cloud computing environments. Additionally, it references other relevant standards and frameworks, including:

  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 – Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)
  • NIST Special Publication 800-53 – Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations
  • CSA Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing


  • Understand the principles and concepts of cloud security
  • Learn about the requirements and recommendations of ISO/IEC 27017:2015
  • Gain practical knowledge of implementing cloud security controls and measures
  • Develop skills for assessing cloud security risks and implementing appropriate controls
  • Prepare for certification as an ISO 27017 Lead Implementer

Learning Outcome: By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 27017:2015 and apply them to cloud environments
  • Implement cloud security controls and measures in accordance with ISO/IEC 27017:2015
  • Assess cloud security risks and develop risk mitigation strategies
  • Establish and maintain an effective cloud security management system
  • Prepare for and pass the ISO 27017 Lead Implementer certification exam

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to Cloud Security
    • Overview of cloud computing and its security challenges
    • Introduction to ISO/IEC 27017:2015 and its objectives
  2. Scope and Applicability of ISO/IEC 27017:2015
    • Understanding the scope and applicability of ISO/IEC 27017:2015
    • Differentiating between cloud service models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)
  3. Cloud Security Principles and Concepts
    • Confidentiality, integrity, and availability in cloud environments
    • Shared responsibility model and cloud security roles
  4. Risk Assessment and Management in Cloud Computing
    • Cloud security risk assessment methodologies
    • Identifying and evaluating cloud security risks
  5. ISO/IEC 27017 Controls and Implementation Guidelines
    • Security controls for cloud service providers and customers
    • Implementing technical and organizational controls in cloud environments
  6. Cloud Security Architecture and Design
    • Designing secure cloud architectures
    • Secure configuration and deployment of cloud services
  7. Incident Response and Business Continuity in Cloud Environments
    • Cloud incident response planning and procedures
    • Business continuity and disaster recovery planning for cloud services
  8. Monitoring, Measurement, and Continual Improvement
    • Monitoring cloud security controls and performance
    • Conducting audits and assessments of cloud security practices
  9. Legal and Compliance Considerations
    • Legal and regulatory requirements applicable to cloud computing
    • Data protection and privacy considerations in cloud environments
  10. Case Studies and Practical Exercises
    • Real-world case studies and scenarios in cloud security implementation
    • Hands-on exercises to reinforce learning objectives