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by CSO Contributor

ISO 17799

Apr 01, 20031 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Information security management standards set by the Geneva, Switzerland-based International Organization for Standardization. ISO 17799 was based on an existing British standard, BS 17799. Despite the fact that ISO 17799 is called a standard, it functions more like a guideline, with wording that companies “should” do things, not that they “shall.” Companies cannot be certified against ISO 17799, but nevertheless ISO 17799 is the most widely recognized international security standard.