Posts Tagged ‘Information Security Management System’

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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Cyber warfare and possibility of cybergeddon

Cyber warfare poses a serious threat to critical infrastructure of a country. It has been a major challenge for DoD officials, cyber attackers have already stolen tera byte of data from their infrastructure. Most of the security expert and FBI agree that cyber attacks pose biggest threat to US vital infrastructure. “Cybergeddon” our daily economy […]

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Open Network and Security

Open networks are heterogeneous environment where users like to use all the applications and systems at any given time. In a heterogeneous environment, each department run different hardware and software, but you can control the protocols which will work on this environment. Universities are famous for open network. Most Universities network is comprised of a […]

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ISO27k and compliance

Security review is performed to identify and analyze risks and weaknesses in the current security posture of an organization. An ISO assessment is performed utilizing international standard ISO 27002 and company security policy, the purpose of the review is to evaluate the information security posture of an organization based on international standard. The level of […]

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