Posts Tagged ‘ISO/IEC 27001’

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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Monitoring and reviewing third party InfoSec services

Control A10 of ISO 27001 mandates for outsourcing organization to monitor and review the performance of third party service provider on regular basis which includes the contractor working on critical assets within the scope. Service level Agreement (SLA) or Operation level Agreement (OLA) are the binding legal agreement which includes all the important services to […]

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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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PCI view of Risk Assessment

  Organizations that need to comply with PCI-DSS need to create their own risk assessment methodology that works for their specific business needs, according to a new report by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). PCI Risk Assessment Special Interest Group says When developing their own risk assessment methodology, organizations may consider adapting an industry-standard methodology […]

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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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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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2010 Compliance Laws

Image by purpleslog via FlickrIn 2010 there will be two important compliance laws introduced which will affect the majority of North American organizations and many global organization too. 45 US States followed California when they introduced “SB1386“, the Security Breach Information Act, which has specific and restrictive privacy breach reporting requirements. From the 1st January […]

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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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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 threats and overall security assessment

Image via Wikipedia In the past when senior management (execs) needed to understand the financial implication of cyber threats and their exposures, they turned their questionnaires toward IT for relevant answers. In other words IT risk assessment was the answer in the past to understand the financial implications of cyber threats. The IT risk assessment […]

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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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