ISO/IEC 27001

Published under Risk Management

ISO/IEC 27001 (BS7799-2:2002)

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General information
Basic information to identify the product

Method or tool name : Information security management systems - Requirements
Vendor name : ISO (The former BS7799-2 was the responsibility of the British Standards Institute)
Country of origin : International (organisation based in Switzerland)

Level of reference of the product
Details about the type of initiator of the product

International Standardization body : ISO

Specify the phases this method supports and a short description

R.A. Method phases supported

  • Risk identification : Generic requirement that a threat identification has to be made through a recognized method, but no support is provided.

R.M. Method phases supported

  • Risk assessment: Generic requirement that risk assessment has to be made through a recognized method but no support is provided.
  • Risk treatment : Generic recommendation that risk treatment has to be made
  • Risk acceptance : Indirectly implied through "statement of applicability".

Brief description of the product

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  • This standard is dedicated to a process of certification. It enables the comparison of an information security management system through a series of controls. This standard does not cover risk analysis or certification of the Risk Management. Of UK origin, this standard has been adopted by ISO with some modifications. A certificate granted according to this standard confirms the compliance of an organization with defined requirements to information security management and a set of security controls.

Date of the first edition, date and number of actual version

Date of first release : 1993
Date and identification of the last version : 2005

Useful links
Link for further information

Official web site :
User group web site : N/A
Relevant web site :
Relevant web site :

List the available languages that the tool supports

Availability in European languages : English, French

Specify the price for the method

  • € 130

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Target organisations
Defines the most appropriate type of organisations the product aims at

  • Government, agencies
  • Large companies

Specific sector : N/A

Geographical spread
Information concerning the spread of this tool

Used in EU member states : Many
Used in non-EU member states : Many

Level of detail
Specify the target kind of users

  • Management
  • Operational

License and certification scheme
Specify the licensing and certification schemes available for this method

Recognized licensing scheme : Yes
Existing certification scheme : Yes

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Users viewpoint

Skills needed
Specify the level of skills needed to use and maintain the solution

  • To introduce : Specialist
  • To use : Standard
  • To maintain : Standard

Consultancy support
Specify the kind of support available

Consultancy : Open market & Company specific

Regulatory compliance
There is a given compliance of the product with international regulations

  • N/A

Compliance to IT standards
There is a compliance with a national or international standard

Trial before purchase
Details regarding the evaluation period (if any) before purchase of the product.

Availability : No

Maturity level of the Information system
The product gives a means of measurement for the maturity of the information system security

It is possible to measure the I.S.S. maturity level : No

Tools supporting the method
List of tools that support the product

Non commercial tools

Commercial tools

Technical integration of available tools
Particular supporting tools (see C-7) can be integrated with other tools

Tools can be integrated with other tools : No

Organisation processes integration
The method provides interfaces to existing processes within the organisation

Method provides interfaces to other organisational processes : Human resource management, business continuity planning.

Flexible knowledge databases
It is possible to adapt a knowledge database specific to the activity domain of the company.

Method allows use of sector adapted databases : In commercial tools

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