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ISO/IEC 27033-1:2015 IT Security Techniques — Network Security — Part 1: Overview and Concepts

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.

In todays modern world, most organisations have their information systems connected by networks either within the organisation, between different organisations or between the organisation and the general public. The purpose of this International Standard is to provide detailed guidance on the security aspects of the management, operation and use of information system networks, and their inter-connections. 

This part of ISO/IEC 27033 provides an overview of network security. It defines and describes the concepts associated with, and provides management guidance on, network security. It also defines how to identify and analyse network security risks and then define network security requirements. It also introduces how to achieve good quality technical security architectures, and the risk, design and control aspects associated with typical network scenarios and network technology areas.

Published 01/01/2015
Authoring body: International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)
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ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018 IT Service Management — Part 1: Service Management System Requirements

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 international standard has been created for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving a service management system (SMS). An SMS supports the management of the service lifecycle, including the planning, design, transition, delivery and improvement of services, which meet agreed requirements and deliver value for customers, users and the organisation delivering the services. Implementation and operation of an SMS provides on-going visibility, control of services and continual improvement, leading to greater effectiveness and efficiency.

This standard can be used by

  • Customer seeking services and requiring assurance regarding quality of the service being provided

  • Customer requiring consistent approach to the service lifecycle by all its service providers

  • an organisation to demonstrate its capability for the planning, design, transition, delivery and improvement of services

  • an organisation to monitor, measure and review its SMS and the services

  • a provider of training or advice in service management.

Published 01/01/2018
Authoring body: International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)
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ISO/IEC 27018:2019 IT Security Techniques — Code of Practice for Protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in Public Clouds acting as PII Processors

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.

Cloud service providers who process Personally Identifiable Information (PII) under contract to their customers need to operate their services in ways that allow both parties to meet the requirements of applicable legislation and regulations covering the protection of PII.

PII is sometimes referred to as personal data or personal information. A public cloud service provider is a “PII processor” when it processes PII for and according to the instructions of a cloud service customer. 

This standard was created to help the public cloud service provider to comply with applicable obligations when acting as a PII processor, enable the public cloud PII processor to be transparent in relevant matters, assist the cloud service customer and the public cloud PII processor in entering into a contractual agreement and provide cloud service customers with a mechanism for exercising audit and compliance rights and responsibilities.

There are three main requirements an organisation must identify for the protection of PII:

  1. Legal, Statutory, Regulatory and Contractual Requirements

  2. Risks Assessment

  3. Corporate policies

Published 01/01/2019
Authoring body: International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)
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ISO/IEC 27004:2016 IT Security Techniques — Information Security Management — Monitoring, Measurement, Analysis and Evaluation

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 international standard was created to help organisations evaluate the information security performance and the effectiveness of an information security management system. The results of monitoring and measurement of an information security management system (ISMS) can be supportive of decisions relating to ISMS governance, management, operational effectiveness and continual improvement. It also helps to establish

  1. the monitoring and measurement of information security performance

  2. the monitoring and measurement of the effectiveness of an information security management system (ISMS) including its processes and controls

  3. the analysis and evaluation of the results of monitoring and measurement.

Published 01/01/2016
Authoring body: International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)
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ISO 22301:2019 Security and Resilience — Business Continuity Management Systems — Requirements

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 standard speaks into  the structure and requirements for implementing and maintaining a business continuity management system (BCMS) that develops business continuity within an organisation experience disruption.

A BCMS emphasises the importance of:

  • understanding the organisation’s needs and the necessity for establishing business continuity policies and objectives;

  • operating and maintaining processes, capabilities and response structures for ensuring the organisation will survive disruptions;

  • monitoring and reviewing the performance and effectiveness of the BCMS;

  • continual improvement based on qualitative and quantitative measures.

The purpose of a BCMS is to prepare for, provide and maintain controls and capabilities for managing an organisation’s overall ability to continue to operate during disruptions.

  • supporting its strategic objectives

  • creating a competitive advantage

  • protecting and enhancing its reputation and credibility

  • reducing legal and financial exposure

  • reducing direct and indirect costs of disruptions

  • protecting life, property and the environment

  • providing confidence in the organisation’s ability to succeed

  • improving its capability to remain effective during disruptions

  • addressing operational vulnerabilities

The management process of BCMS are categorised by the following:

  • policy

  • planning

  • implementation and operation

  • performance assessment

  • management review

  • continual improvement

The outcomes of maintaining a BCMS are shaped by the organisation’s legal, regulatory, organisational and industry requirements, products and services provided, processes employed, size and structure of the organisation, and the requirements of its interested parties.

Published 01/01/2019
Authoring body: International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)
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ISO/IEC 27013:2015 IT Security techniques — Guidance on the integrated implementation of ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 20000-1

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.

The relationship between information security management and service management is so close that many organisations already recognise the benefits of adopting the two International Standards for these domains. There are a number of advantages in implementing an integrated management system.

Benefits:

  • Enhanced credibility, with internal and external customers

  • Lower cost of an integrated programme of two projects

  • Reduction in implementation time due to the integrated development of processes common to both standards

  • Better communication, reduced cost and improved operational efficiency through elimination of unnecessary duplication

  •  a greater understanding by service management

This International Standard is intended for use by persons with knowledge of both of the International Standards ISO/IEC 27001 (information security management system (ISMS) and ISO/IEC 20000-1 (a service management system (SMS)) and provides guidance on the implementation of both international standards.

Published 01/01/2015
Authoring body: International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)
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ISO/IEC 27001:2013 IT Security techniques — Information Security Management Systems — Requirements

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.

The implementation of an information security management system is a strategic decision for an organisation that is influenced by the organisation’s needs and objectives, security requirements, the organisational processes and thus the International Standard has been setup to establish, implement, maintain and continually improve an information security management system.

The information security management system preserves the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information by applying a risk management process and gives confidence to interested parties that risks are adequately managed.

This International Standard specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of the organisation. This also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the organisation and is applicable to all organisations, irrespective of size and structure.

Published 01/01/2013
Authoring body: International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)
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ISO/IEC 27000:2020 IT Security techniques - Information Security management systems - Overview & Vocabulary

The International Organisation Standardisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) form the specialised system for worldwide standardisation. National bodies that are apart of the ISO or IEC participate through technical committees in the development of International standards to deal with particular areas of technical activities.

ISO/IEC in light of information technology provides an international standard and overview by for management systems by which a model can be followed in setting up and operating a management system. Information Security Management System (ISMS) is responsible for ensuring continuous development of the international management system standards.

Through the various standards developed, organisations can develop and implement a framework for managing and protecting the security of the information assets and systems including financial information, intellectual property, employee details, customer, client and third parties personal details.

The ISMS Standard includes standards that define requirements for an ISMS, provides direct support and guidance for the overall process to implement and maintain an ISMS standard, address conformity assessment for ISMS and provide terms and definitions for the international standard.

Published 01/01/2020
Authoring body: International Organisation Standardisation (ISO)
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ISO/IEC 27002:2013 IT Security techniques - Code of Practice for Information Security Controls

This document informs the implementation of controls within an information security management system based on ISO 27001.

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 International Standard is designed for organisations to use as a reference for selecting controls within the process of implementing an Information Security Management System (ISMS) based on ISO/IEC 27001. It can also be used as guidance for implementing commonly accepted information security controls.

All types of organisations including public and private sector, commercial and non-profit organisations collect collect, process, store and transmit information in many forms including electronic, physical and verbal and therefore the value of information goes beyond the written words, numbers and images. Knowledge can also be intangible such as concepts, ideas, knowledge, brands, reputation – these are all forms of intangible information. As a result vital information can be very valuable to an organisation’s and as such deserves and require protection against various hazards.

Therefore it is essential that an organisation identify its security requirements by 1. Assessing risk 2. Observing all statutory, regulatory and contractual requirements that an organisation has to satisfy 3. Setting principles, objectives and business requirements for information handling, processing, storing, communicating and archiving that an organisation has developed to support its operations.

Published 01/01/2013
Authoring body: International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)
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Security Policy Framework for HMG Organisations

This Framework describes the Cabinet Secretary and Official Committee on Security expectations of how HMG organisations and third parties handling HMG information and other assets will apply protective security to ensure HMG can function effectively, efficiently and securely.

The Security Policy Framework should be applied across Her Majesty’s Government and assets that are held by third parties in the wider public sector and by our commercial partners and personal responsibility and accountability should be undertaken to uphold the policy as attitudes and behaviours are key for exercising good security.

It is important to note that proper management, risk management, good governance and judgment and discretion remain the most form of effective security protection. 

Published 01/01/2018
Authoring body: Government Digital Service (GDS)
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