Hackers new ISO IEC Standard proposes a solution


4 May 2011

Organisations are susceptible to cyber-attack and a new Standard on business continuity management processes can improve security measures taken against hacking, denial of service, and malware attacks. The new Standard is Information technology – Security techniques – Guidelines for information and communication technology readiness for business continuity, ISO/IEC 27031:2011. The Standard helps organisations to develop and implement a readiness plan for their information and communication technologies (ICT) services to help ensure business continuity in times of disruption.

'Organisations need to be ahead of the game and an excellent defence can be built around risk-based information security management system (ISMS) founded on ISO/IEC 27001, together with business continuity management processes based on ISO/IEC 27031,' says Prof. Edward Humphreys, Convenor of the working group that developed ISO/IEC 27001.

ISO/IEC 27031 specifies a framework for ICT readiness including performance criteria, design, and implementation. The Standard covers all events and incidents (including security related) that could have an impact on ICT infrastructure and systems. It includes and extends the practices of information security incident handling and management and ICT readiness planning and services.

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Related Standards

  • AS/NZS ISO/IEC 27001:2006 Information technology – Security techniques – Information security management systems – Requirements

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