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ISO/IEC 27018:2019

ISO/IEC 27018:2019 is one of the critical components of cloud security – protecting data. There is sensitive data on the cloud, especially personally identifiable information (PII), company proprietary, and other sensitive data which is important to protect for organizations. ISO 27018 standard focuses on security controls that are built upon existing ISO/IEC 27002 security controls and provides new controls for personal data protection.

MongoDB's cloud services are ISO/IEC 27018:2019 certified, the result of an independent third party audit.

What is ISO/IEC 27018:2019?

ISO/IEC 27018:2019 certification focuses on protecting data as part of the cloud privacy security controls. ISO/IEC 27018 establishes control objectives, controls and guidelines for implementing measures to protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII). It also provides a set of additional controls and associated guidance intended to address public cloud PII protection requirements not addressed by the existing ISO/IEC 27002 control set.

Are MongoDB’s cloud services ISO/IEC 27018:2019 certified?

Yes, MongoDB’s cloud services have achieved ISO/IEC 27018:2019 certification. This includes MongoDB Atlas – Atlas Database, Atlas Search, Atlas Data Lake, and Charts – and Atlas App Services.

What is the scope of ISO/IEC 27018:2019 certification for MongoDB?

The scope of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification is limited to the Information Security Management System (ISMS) covering the documented policies, procedures and controls managed by the MongoDB Cloud globally distributed workforce, in accordance with the Statement of Applicability, version 3.0, and aligned to the control sets in ISO/IEC 27017:2015 and ISO/IEC 27018:2019. The ISMS preserves the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the end-to-end Customer Sensitive Information (CSI) flows, as these relate to the MongoDB Cloud Platform, which is hosted in AWS, GCP, and Azure, and comprises MongoDB Atlas, MongoDB Realm, MongoDB Atlas Data Lake, MongoDB Charts, MongoDB Cloud Manager, and MongoDB Atlas Serverless Database. Any products or features that are in beta, preview, or similar are not in scope.

The MongoDB ISMS is centrally managed out of the MongoDB Inc. headquarters in New York, United States of America.

The departmental scope includes Cloud Engineering, Technology Operations, Technical Services Support, Data Lake Engineering, Charts Engineering, Professional Services, Product, HR, Legal, Procurement, and the CISO (Security and GRC) organizations.

MongoDB's cloud services is hosted on multiple third-party Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) environments, which are not included in the scope of this ISMS.

Do MongoDB Atlas hosting providers have ISO/IEC 27018:2019 certification?

MongoDB Atlas is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure, which have each achieved ISO/IEC 27018:2019 certification. More information about the ISO/IEC 27018:2019 compliance for these providers is available at their respective websites:

What is the difference between ISO/IEC 27017:2015 and 27018:2019 certification?

ISO 27017 certification demonstrates cloud service security to users, while ISO 27018 certification ensures that personal data is processed securely.

Where can I download the ISO/IEC 27018:2019 certificate for MongoDB?

The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certificate for MongoDB is available here.

Who performs the independent third-party audit of MongoDB for ISO/IEC 27018:2019?

Schellman and Company, LLC.

This page is for informational purposes only, and MongoDB does not intend the information or recommendations presented here to constitute legal advice. Each customer is responsible for independently evaluating its own particular use of MongoDB's services as appropriate to support its legal and compliance obligations.

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