Amazon has received the ISO 27001 certification for its Infrastructure as a Service platform: EC2. Amazon received this certification after completing a SAS 70 type II audit a year earlier.
ISO 27001 certification is an information security standard. Its full name is: ISO/IEC 27001:2005 – Information technology — Security techniques — Information security management systems — Requirements. ISO 27001 specifies the management system needed to bring information security under explicit management control. SAS 70 certification specifies the depth of security and controls by thorough investigation and testing of each defined control.
Goal of this certification is that Amazon can prove to its customers a certain maturity for its cloud computing platform EC2.