Posts Tagged ‘Information Security Management System’

Why ISO 27001 certification should be a priority

Why ISO 27001 certification is unavoidable Now a days, the ISO27001 standard has become an almost unavoidable factor in the field of information security. Compliance is unavoidable because most industries are heavily regulated. Seems like more legislations are on our way to redefine our actions on the internet. Because ISO 27001 requirements are largely a […]

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New Draft ISO27001 and ISO27002 Standards

Industry Update New Draft ISO27001 and ISO27002 Standards It has been announced that new Drafts of the two international information security standards ISO27001 (ISMS Requirements) and ISO27002 (Code of Practice) have been published. These Drafts have been published for the purpose of public consultation. As these are international standards, the consultation process operates internationally, via […]

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Impact of an Effective Risk Assessment to ISO 27001

First to start with a definition of risk – Risk is a function of the probability that an identified threat will occur and then impact the mission or business objectives of an organization. The kind of risks we deal with information assets are mostly those risks from which only loss can occur, which may be […]

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Project Planning outline for (ISO 27001) ISMS

The project planning process includes steps to estimate the size of the project, estimate the scope of the effort and resources, assess project risks, and produce an acceptable schedule after negotiating with control owner. Steps below provide a bullet list of project plan outline phases and action items of ISMS (ISO 27001). This is not […]

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New ISO27013 Standard helps integrate ISO27001 with ISO20000

IT Governance Ltd, the global leader in IT governance, risk management and compliance, has announced that the highly anticipated ISO27013:2012 Standard has been published and is now available to buy from the company’s online shop at ITG ISO27013:2012 focuses exclusively on the integrated implementation of ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 20000-1 – two of the world’s […]

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Separation of Duties and ISO 27001

 Separation of Duties (SoD) is not only an important principle of security but SoD control  A10.1.3 of ISO 27001  wants organizations to implement this control. For separation of duties we don’t want to give any individual so much control that they become a security risk without proper check and balance inplace. SoD is utilized to avoid […]

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Operation Procedures and ISMS

In ISO 27001 Annex A control 10.1.1 makes it a requirement to identify all necessary operating procedures at policy level and then document these operating procedure based on the current environment. All of these operating procedures should be under strict document control meaning these procedures should be reviewed and updated at regular intervals based on […]

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ISO 27001 Securing offices and facilities

Physical Security Titles Control 9.1.3 of annex A requires organizations to secure perimeter to protect offices and facilities to protect information n and physical assets which have been classified as critical or within the scope of ISO 27001. It is not just protection of computer room or telecomm room HR might need secured cabinet area […]

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Human Resources Security and ISO 27001

  Pre-Employment Background Investigations for Public Safety Professionals One of the most popular misconceptions about ISO27001 is that this standard may only deal with IT related information security controls. The truth is ISO27001 covers information security controls for several different business functions of an organization including human resources. Section 8 of ISO27001 specification in annex […]

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5 reasons why vsRisk v1.6 is the definitive risk assessment tool

by Melanie Watson It is extremely difficult to carry out a risk assessment that will meet the requirements of ISO27001 without using a specialist information security risk assessment tool. While there are a wide range of products on the market that claim to meet these requirements, the reality is that there are very few. There’s […]

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ISO 27001 Information Security Incident Management

Section 13 of Annex A handle information security incident management. One of the important thing to know about this section is the difference between an event and an incident. Information Securty Event: is an occurance of a system, service or netwrok state indicating a possible breach of information security policy or failure of safeguards. Informtaion […]

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IT Governance helps SMEs protect themselves from cybercrime

IT Governance Ltd, the global provider of cyber security management solutions, has announced a value-add offer in March. Organisations that buy the No3 ISO27001 Comprehensive Toolkit before the end of March will receive the Cybersecurity Self Assessment Tool free, making double savings on resource and time. The No3 ISO27001 Comprehensive Toolkit contains highly practical books, […]

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Security controls and ISO 27002

Usually security breach occurs due to lack of basic security controls or lack of effective control which is not relevant over the time. Security controls also disintegrate over the time due to lack of maintenance and monitoring. According to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse survey, the top three breaches resulted from laptop theft, software or human error, […]

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SB1386 and ISO27002

In April 20007, California state IT council adopted the information security program guide which help organizations to comply with SB 1386. The council advised the use of information security standard ISO 27002 framework to comply and meet the needs of SB 1386. [Table = 13] Which businesses are affected by SB 1386 law? o If […]

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ISO 27k and CMMI

To become a successful business in today’s market, optimized information security controls may be the panacea for unmet security needs. One way to achieve optimized information security control is to perform ISO assessment and assess the organization security posture based on ISO 27002 code of practice and map each control with Capability Maturity Model Integration […]

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