As SaaS delivery continues to be prevalent and cyber risks evolve, service providers must continue to demonstrate their commitment to security, availability, confidentiality, and privacy. This has forced enterprises like Cisco and SaaS organizations globally to adapt and find swift and responsive ways to meet these challenges for our customers and in the markets where we do business. Cisco recognizes the challenge of maintaining security compliance requirements and is here to assist.

In May 2022, we announced the general availability of the Cisco Cloud Controls Framework (CCF) V1.0 for public use. The Cisco CCF provides a simple, straightforward way to gain global market access using a “build-once-use-many” approach for achieving multiple regional and international certifications, while offering scalability and easing compliance strain.

Today, we are proud to deliver the Cisco Cloud Controls Framework (CCF) V2.0 along with the CCF Overview Video that shares more about our approach. This version extends our original CCF with additional, globally-accepted, security compliance frameworks and certifications. It continues to provide a global SaaS product compliance and certification strategy and methodology that will help meet your customer requirements and the ever-changing regulatory demands.

Today, the Cisco CCF covers these security compliance framework and certification standards:

We will update the framework as regulations evolve and new industrial frameworks are integrated into our compliance process.

What’s more, the updated Cisco CCF includes revised narratives — guidelines for users to understand how to implement the necessary controls — and audit artifacts that provide examples of what auditors generally request when testing the operating effectiveness of controls. As part of this latest release, we have updated these narratives and artifacts based on Cisco’s own experience and assessments. We offer these narratives and supporting artifacts to you as guidance to review, evaluate, and update according to your business needs and environments.

We hope the Cisco CCF can help you achieve your market access goals, keep pace with your evolving customer demands, and continue to maintain a secure cloud infrastructure for all. After all, trust is hard to earn, but easy to break.

View the CCF Overview Video and reach out to our team at ciscoccf@cisco.com with questions and to learn more.

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Gagandeep Singh

Director, GCC Strategy and Planning

Global Cloud Compliance