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ISO 27001

Information Security Management systems - Requirements

ISO 27001 Overview

Obtaining ISO 27001

ISO 27001 Links

ISO 27001 Overview

ISO 27001 defines a management system and requires implementation of ISO 17799.

Section 0 - Introduction

Introduces the Information Security Management System (ISMS) and presents a Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)-model for the ISMS
Plan - Establish the ISMS
Do - Implement and operate the ISMS
Check - Monitor and review the ISMS
Act - Maintain and improve the ISMS

It is pointed out that ISO-27001 is aligned with ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 to enable organisations to integrate its ISMS with related management system requirements.

Section 1 - Scope
States that the standard covers all types of organisations and that it specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining, and improving an ISMS within the organisations context.

Says that the requirements in the standard are generic and mandatory for compliance to the standard.

Section 2 - Normative References
States that ISO 17799 is an indispensable reference for this standard.

Section 3 - Terms and Definitions
The following terminology is defined: asset, availability, confidentiality, information security, information security event, information security incident, information security management system, integrity, residual risk, risk acceptance, risk analysis, risk assessment, risk evaluation, risk management, risk treatment, and statement of applicability

Section 4 - Information Security Management Systems
Requirements for ISMS are stated under the following headings: General requirements, Establishing and managing the ISMS, and Documentation requirements.

Section 5 - Management Responsibility
Management commitment and Resource management is specified in this section.

Section 6 - Internal ISMS Audits
Sets out the requirement that the ISMS shall be audited at planned intervals.

Section 7 - Management Review of the ISMS
Requires the Management to review the ISMS at planned intervals and lists the inputs and outputs of such a review.

Section 8 - ISMS Improvement
Requires that the ISMS is continuously improved and through corrective and preventive actions.

Annex A
Control objectives and controls derived from ISO 17799.

Annex B
OECD principles and ISO 27001

Annex C
Correspondence between ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 27001

Obtaining ISO-27001

ISO-17799 is published by ISO. The standard is not free, it has to be purchased. The ISO-17799 standard can be downloaded as part of the ISO-17799 Toolkit stand alone from the ISO17799 Shop, or from ISO.

ISO 27001 Links

The ISO 17799 forum page contains much useful information about the standard.


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