ISO/IEC 27000

ISO/IEC 27000

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ISO 27000 

1 Title/current version of ISO 27000 books
ISO/IEC 27000 Standard for Information Security Management

2 The basics of ISO 27000 books
ISO/IEC 27000 is a series of information security standards
developed and published by ISO and IEC. These standards
provide a globally recognized framework for best practices in
Information Security Management.

3 Summary of ISO 27000 books
The ISO/IEC 27000 series is owned by the International
Standards Organization (ISO) and the International
Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ISO 27001 is a specification
that sets out specific requirements, all of which must be followed,
and against which an organization’s Information Security
Management System (ISMS) can be audited and certified.
All the other Standards in the ISO 27000 family are Codes of
Practice; these provide non-mandatory best practice guidelines
which organizations may follow, in whole or in part, at their own
Key concepts that govern the standards are:

  • Organizations are encouraged to assess their own information
    security risks
  • Organizations should implement appropriate information
    security controls according to their needs
  • Guidance should be taken from the relevant standards
  • Implement continuous feedback and use of the Plan, Do, Check, Act model
  • Continually assess changes in the threats and risks to
    information security issues

The ISO 27000 standards family
ISO/IEC 27000:2014 provides a vocabulary of Information
Security Management Systems, which forms the subject of
the Information Security Management System (ISMS) family
of standards, and defi nes related terms.

ISO/IEC 27001:2013
is the specification for an Information
Security Management System (ISMS). It specifies the
requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining
and continually improving an Information Security
Management System within the context of the organization.

ISO/IEC 27002:2013
is a code of practice for information

ISO/IEC 27003:2010
focuses on the critical aspects needed for
the successful design and implementation of an Information
Security Management System (ISMS) in accordance with
ISO/IEC 27001:2005.

ISO/IEC 27004:2009
provides guidance on the development
and use of measures and measurement for the assessment of
the effectiveness of an implemented Information Security
Management System and controls, as specified in ISO 27001.

ISO/IEC 270005:2011
covers Information Security Risk

ISO/IEC 27006:2011
provides guidelines for the accreditation of
organizations which offer certifi cation and registration for an

ISO/IEC 27007:2011 provides guidance on managing an
Information Security Management System (ISMS) audit
programme, on conducting the audits, and on the competence
of ISMS auditors, in addition to the guidance contained in
ISO 19011.

ISO/IEC 27010:2012
provides guidelines in addition to
guidance given in the ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards
for implementing Information Security Management within
information sharing communities.

ISO/IEC 27011:2008:
The scope of this standard is to define
guidelines supporting the implementation of Information
Security Management in telecommunications organizations.

ISO/IEC 27013:2012
focuses exclusively on the integrated
implementation of ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 20000-1.

ISO/IEC 27014:2013
provides guidance on concepts and
principles for the governance of information security, by
which organizations can evaluate, direct, monitor and
communicate the information security-related activities
within the organization.

ISO/IEC 27031:2011
describes the concepts and principles of
information and communication technology (IT) readiness
for business continuity, and provides a framework of methods
and processes to identify and specify all aspects (such as
performance criteria, design, and implementation) for
improving an organization’s IT readiness to ensure business

ISO/IEC 27032:2012
provides guidance for improving the state
of cybersecurity, drawing out the unique aspects of that
activity and its dependencies on other security domains.

ISO/IEC 27033 -1 -2 -3 family provides an overview of network
security and related definitions. It defines and describes
the concepts associated with, and provides management
guidance on, network security. (Network security applies
to the security of devices, security of management activities
related to the devices, applications/services and end-users,
in addition to security of the information being transferred\
across the communication links.) It provides an overview of
the ISO/IEC 27033 series and a ‘road map’ to all other parts:
Guidelines for the design and implementation of network
security and reference networking scenarios – threats, design
techniques and control issues.

ISO/IEC 27034 -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6: Guideline for application
security. Part 1: Overview and concepts, Part 2:
Organization normative framework, Part 3: Application
security management process, Part 4: Application security
validation, Part 5: Protocols and application security controls
data structure and Part 6: Security guidance for specific

ISO/IEC 27035:2011:
Information security incident management
provides guidance on information security incident
management for large and medium-sized organizations.

ISO /IEC 27036:
Information security for supplier relationships.
Part 1: Overview and concepts, Part 2: Requirements.

ISO/IEC 27037:2012:
Guidelines for identification, collection,
acquisition and preservation of digital evidence.

ISO/IEC 27038:
Specification for digital redaction.

ISO 27000 books Target audience 
Senior managers; members of groups monitoring the resources
within the organization; external business or technical specialists,
such as legal or accounting specialists, retail associations,
or professional bodies; vendors of hardware, software,
communications and other IT products; internal and external
service providers (including consultants); IT auditors.

5  Scope and constraints of ISO 27000 books

The family of ISO/IEC 27000 standards is broad in scope: they
are applicable to any organization, in any sector, of any size.

By aligning itself with an ISO/IEC standard, an organization can:
• Secure its own critical assets
• Manage levels of risks
• Improve and ensure customer confidence
• Avoid loss of brand damage, loss of earnings or potential fines
• Evolve its information security alongside technological

Constraints / Pitfalls
• Few organizations formally state the scope of their ISMS or
document their risk assessment method and risk acceptance
criteria in accordance with the standard
• Many organizations lack formal procedures for reporting
security events, and mechanisms to quantify and monitor
• Business continuity plans are often either absent or outdated,
while continuity exercises are irregular and unrealistic
• Few organizations identify all the information securityrelevant
laws and regulations, and established mechanisms to
stay up-to-date on changes

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