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ISO/IEC 27003:2017 Information Technology — Security techniques — Information Security Management Systems — Guidance

ISO/IEC 27003:2017 Information Technology — Security techniques — Information Security Management Systems — Guidance

ISO/IEC 27003:2017 Information Technology — Security techniques — Information Security Management Systems — Guidance

Status: Live
Published: 01/01/2017
Security level: Official
Amended / Internally developed: No
Live on platform: 23/06/21
Retired on platform:
Target Audience: Technical / General
Authoring body: International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)
Grading: no grading applied
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Abstract

ISO (the International Organisation for Standardisation) and IEC (the International Electrotechnical Commission) form the specialised system for worldwide standardisation. National bodies that are members of ISO or IEC participate in the development of International Standards through technical committees established by the respective organisation to deal with particular fields of technical activity. In the field of information technology, ISO and IEC have established a joint technical committee, ISO/IEC JTC 1.

This document was created to provide guidance on the requirements for an information security management system (ISMS) and provides recommendations, possibilities and permissions.

The following areas are very important for ISMS:

  • understanding the organisation’s needs and the necessity for establishing information security policy and information security objectives;

  • assessing the organisation's risks related to information security;

  • monitoring and reviewing the performance and effectiveness of the ISMS

  • practising continual improvement

The ISMS also has key components such as policies, defined responsibilities, documentation and management processes pertaining to policy establishment, planning, implementation, operation, performance assessment, management review and improvement.

Category: Security