French SecNumCloud by ANSSI

SecNumCloud is a French cloud security certification program, created and managed by ANSSI (Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information), the French National Cybersecurity Agency, aiming to improve protection for public authorities and Operators of Vital Importance (OVIs).

French SecNumCloud requires organizations to meet strict technical and organizational security standards in order to be eligible for the certification. The process can involve a rigorous assessment with several steps that need to be completed, making it difficult to obtain. Fortunately, we are a recognized SecNumCloud advisor that can help make the lengthy certification process more efficient to achieve France’s highest level of security compliance. Trust Us to Get You There.

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38North Is Your Expert SecNumCloud Advisor

38North is recognized as an expert security organization for France’s compliance certification process. We prepare organizations to tackle the SecNumCloud — working side-by-side with them throughout the full process.

A little or a lot, we can provide guidance — or help with documentation development, gap analyses, and security engineering — to help you achieve your SecNumCloud certification.

What is the SecNumCloud Process?

The French SecNumCloud is one of the most difficult security certifications to obtain due to its strict and detailed requirements. It requires an extensive audit, testing and assessment of existing information systems as well as new implementations to ensure that they are able to withstand multiple attack scenarios. The Security Visas issued by ANSSI make it possible to easily identify the most reliable solutions that are recognized as such.

No matter where you are in your SecNumCloud process, 38North can make certification easier. ‌Talk with one of our SecNumCloud experts.


An evaluation is performed by licensed evaluation centers in accordance with rigorous and tested methods. In particular, this evaluation involves in-depth testing and analysis to make sure that the solutions are compliant with the corresponding standards.


Upon successful completion of the French SecNumCloud audit and review process, ANSSI decides whether or not to issue the applicable Visa for the product or service provider evaluated. At this point, the organization is granted French SecNumCloud certification.

SecNumCloud Certification Challenges

Companies must also implement comprehensive policies and procedures to ensure their systems remain secure over time. To pass French SecNumCloud certification, companies must demonstrate an exceptionally high level of security protocols that are enforced by regularly conducting ongoing monitoring activities.

38North’s SecNumCloud Certification Services

38North can help you with your SecNumCloud, no matter where you are in the process.

SecNumCloud Scoping

We start by helping you understand what data you have that must be protected and at which level. This lets us know what assets are in scope, and excludes those that aren’t.

SecNumCloud Workshops

Our workshops get you started — with SecNumCloud training and consulting. We also help you understand SecNumCloud confusion by using ANSSI practices to design systems and approaches that will withstand SecNumCloud assessments.

SecNumCloud Gap Analysis

Gap analyses help cloud providers and contractors understand what they need to do to comply with the SecNumCloud. Our SecNumCloud gap analysis will find your gaps against the varying levels and deliver a prioritized roadmap of actions required to close gaps and ensure a clean assessment.

SecNumCloud Advisory Support

38North’s senior security advisors can help you design, deploy, document and maintain a scalable security approach that meets SecNumCloud requirements.

SecNumCloud Remediation Support

If you must remediate findings from the assessment, 38North is your team to help. We will assist or lead in the planning, development, and implementation of remedial measures to get you back on track quickly.

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Book an initial SecNumCloud conversation with one of our French cloud security experts today and we’ll help you achieve your goal of SecNumCloud compliance — and stronger security.

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