The goal of cyber security standards is to improve the security of information technology (IT) systems, networks, and critical infrastructures. A cyber security standard defines both functional and assurance requirements within a product, system, process, or technology environment. A standard must address user needs, but must also be practical since cost and technological limitations must be considered in building products to meet the standard. Additionally, a standard’s requirements must be verifiable; otherwise, users cannot assess security even when products are tested against the standard.
Many organizations security needs are driven by compliance requirements. Azure Security Center measures compliance against the following:
|Azure CIS 1.1.0||Center for Internet Security||Set of security controls published by the Center for Internet Security|
|PCI DSS 3.2.1||Payment Card Industry Standards Council||Standards required for organizations that manage payment card data|
|ISO 27001||International Standards Organization||Set of security controls for information security systems. Standard 27017 is cloud computing specific.|
|NIST 800-53||National Institute of Standards and Technology||Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations.|