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The “ISO27k” suite comprises more than seventy standards, about fifty of which have been published so far:

  1. Click to see the full listing as a PDF fileISO/IEC 27000:2018 - an overview and introduction to the ISO27k standards plus a glossary for the specialist vocabulary.  FREE!  Recommended
  2. ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is the Information Security Management System requirements standard, formally specifying a certifiable ISMS. Recommended
  3. ISO/IEC 27002:2013 is the code of practice for information security controls describing good practice information security control objectives and controls. Recommended
  4. ISO/IEC 27003:2017 provides pragmatic guidance on how to implement ISO/IEC 27001. Recommended
  5. ISO/IEC 27004:2016 covers information security management measurement. Recommended
  6. ISO/IEC 27005:2018 covers information [security] risk management.
  7. ISO/IEC 27006:2015 is a guide to the certification process used by accredited ISMS certification bodies.
  8. ISO/IEC 27007:2017 is a guide to auditing the management system elements of an ISMS.
  9. ISO/IEC TS 27008:2019 concerns the assessment of ‘technical’ security controls.
  10. ISO/IEC 27009:2016 advises those producing sector- or industry-specific ISO27k standards, in effect an SC 27 guideline.
  11. ISO/IEC 27010:2015 provides guidance on information security management for inter-sector and inter-organisational communications.
  12. ISO/IEC 27011:2016 is an information security management guideline for telecommunications organizations (= ITU-T X.1051).
  13. ISO/IEC 27013:2015 provides guidance on the joint implementation of both ISO/IEC 27001 (ISMS) and ISO/IEC 20000-1 (IT service management or ITIL).
  14. ISO/IEC 27014:2013 offers guidance on the governance of information security (= ITU-T X.1054).
  15. ISO/IEC TR 27016:2014 concerns the economics of information security management.
  16. ISO/IEC 27017:2015 concerns information security controls for cloud computing (= ITU-T X.1631).
  17. ISO/IEC 27018:2019 concerns Personally Identifiable Information in public clouds.
  18. ISO/IEC 27019:2017 concerns information security for process control in the (non-nuclear) energy industry.
  19. ISO/IEC 27021:2017 explains the competencies, skills and knowledge required by information security management pro’s.
  20. ISO/IEC 27022 will cover ISMS processes.
  21. ISO/IEC TR 27023:2015 mapped between the 2005 and 2013 versions of both ISO/IEC 27001 and 27002.
  22. ISO/IEC 27030 will cover security and privacy for Internet of Things.
  23. ISO/IEC 27031:2011 concerns ICT resilience and recovery for business continuity.
  24. ISO/IEC 27032:2012 concerns ‘cybersecurity’, whatever that means (term poorly defined).
  25. ISO/IEC 27033:2010+ concerns IT network security in 6 parts.
  26. ISO/IEC 27034:2011+ provides guidance for application security (in 6 parts).
  27. ISO/IEC 27035:2016 concerns information [security] incident management (2 of 3 parts published).
  28. ISO/IEC 27036:2013-2016 is a security guideline for supplier relationships including the relationship management aspects of cloud computing (in 4 parts, of which part 1 is FREE).
  29. ISO/IEC 27037:2012 concerns identifying, gathering and preserving digital evidence.
  30. ISO/IEC 27038:2014 is a specification for redaction of digital documents.
  31. ISO/IEC 27039:2015 concerns Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS).
  32. ISO/IEC 27040:2015 conerns storage security.
  33. ISO/IEC 27041:2015 concerns assurance in eForensics.
  34. ISO/IEC 27042:2015 concerns analysis and interpretation of digital evidence.
  35. ISO/IEC 27043:2015 concerns incident investigation (and eForensics).
  36. ISO/IEC 27045 will define the processes for security and privacy of “big data”.
  37. New project Oct ISO/IEC 27046 will offer guidance on implementing “big data” security and privacy processes
  38. ISO/IEC 27050:2016+ concerns eDiscovery/digital forensics (in 3 parts plus a 4th possibly.  Part 1 is FREE).
  39. ISO/IEC 27070 will lay out security requirements for establishing virtualized roots of trust in the cloud.
  40. ISO/IEC 27071 will recommend security controls for establishing trusted connections between devices and [cloud] services
  41. ISO/IEC 27099 will identify information security management requirements for PKI Trust Service Providers.
  42. ISO/IEC 27100 will be an overview of cybersecurity concepts.
  43. ISO/IEC 27101 will be a guideline on developing cybersecurity frameworks.
  44. ISO/IEC 27102:2019 covers cyber-insurance (sic).
  45. ISO/IEC TR 27103:2018 explains how ISO27k and other ISO and IEC standards can be applied to ‘cybersecurity’ (term not defined).
  46. Published Sept 2019 ISO/IEC TR 27550:2019 covers privacy engineering in ICT systems.
  47. ISO/IEC 27551 will specify requirements for attribute-based unlinkable entity authentication.
  48. ISO/IEC 27553 will specify requirements for biometric authentication on mobile devices.
  49. ISO/IEC 27554 will advise on using ISO 31000 to assess the risk relating to identity management.
  50. ISO/IEC 27555 will offer guidance on deleting personal data (PII).
  51. ISO/IEC 27556 will generate a user-centric framework for handling PII based on privacy preferences.
  52. New project in Nov ISO/IEC 27557 will concern an organization’s management of privacy risks.
  53. Vvisionary guidance, Nov update ISO/IEC TS 27570 will offer privacy guidance for smart cities.
  54. ISO/IEC 27701:2019 specifies [potentially certifiable] requirements and offers guidance on extending ISO/IEC 27001 & 27002 to manage privacy as well as information security. [This standard was originally numbered ISO/IEC 27552 during drafting.]
  55. ISO 27799:2016 provides health sector specific ISMS implementation guidance based on ISO/IEC 27002:2013.

The ISO27k standards are being actively developed, hence the information on this website is somewhat vague in respect of draft standards and those that are changing rapidly*. The content, scope and titles of standards often change during the slow drafting and approvals process. Once published, however, the standards generally remain static for several years, giving us time to catch up!

The other ISO27k standards page notes Study Periods and New Work Item Proposals for additional standards that haven’t yet been fully scoped, approved or numbered.

 

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