Information security standard revised – ISO/IEC 27000

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A new edition of the information security standard ISO/IEC 27000:2018 was published in February. It is a helpful overview – particularly for the ISO/IEC 27001 community – that brings together all the essential terminology used by other standards in the ISO/IEC 27000 family.

ISO/IEC 27000:2018 Information technology – Security techniques – Information security management systems – Overview and vocabulary provides:

  • the overview of information security management systems (ISMS)
  • terms and definitions commonly used in the ISMS family of standards
  • an understanding of how the standards in the ISO/IEC 27000 family fit together: their scopes, roles, functions and relationships to each other.

ISO/IEC 27000:2018 applies to all types and sizes of organisation, for example commercial businesses, government agencies, and not-for-profit organisations.

ISO/IEC 27000:2018 was developed by joint technical committee ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information technology, subcommittee SC 27, IT security techniques. New Zealand is a participating member on this committee.

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Related standard

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information technology – Security techniques – Information security management systems – Requirements

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