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What is ISO 17799?


This presentation on provides a range of information, including the history of ISO17799 and why the standard may be of relevance to your organization. It was originally published on a stand alone website, but is now an integral part of this site. Notes have also been included to set the context with the more recent ISO 27001 standard.



Table of Contents

ISO 17799

WHAT IS ISO17799?

WHY HAS IT EMERGED?

HISTORY OF 17799 PART 1

HISTORY OF 17799 PART 2

WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW?

WHY WAS THERE A CHANGE IN CLIMATE?

WHAT ARE THE RISKS?

YOUR ISO 17799 & ISO 27001 OPTIONS

OUR RECOMMENDATION


ISO 17799
Eventually, an ISO security standard HAD to emerge for information technology (IT). It was equally inevitable that it would have a significant impact upon the whole area of information technology itself.

This presentation describes ISO17799 from an general perspective and viewpoint. It explains the background to the standard and to some degree why it cannot simply be ignored or put to oneseide. This is particularly so with the emergence of the 'sister' publication, which to some degree 'governs' ISO 17799: ISO 27001. This became an international standards late in 2005. Hopefully, however, this presentation serve as a helpful introduction to the whole topic area.

Specific information and assistance with the ISO17799 standard itself can be found at: ISO 17799 Compliance & Positioning.