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What is ISO 27000
ISO 27000 (ISO / IEC 27000) is a family of international standards focused on information security in organizations.

ISO 27000 (ISO / IEC 27000) is a family of international standards focused on information security in organizations. All standards of the family ISO 27000 are issued by the International Organization for Standardization ISO.

Individual standards target on various aspects of information security in organizations. They provide practical tools for organizations that want to identify and manage environmental impact of their behavior and constantly maintain and improve environmental performance.

  • ISO 27001 - the major standard for information security management systems
  • ISO 27002 - Code of practice for information security management
  • ISO 27003 - Information security management system implementation guidance
  • ISO 27004 - Information security management - Measurement
  • ISO 27005 - Information security risk management
  • ISO 27006 - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of information security management systems
  • ISO 27007 - Guidelines for information security management systems auditing
  • ISO 27008 - Guidelines for auditors on information security controls
  • ISO 27010 - Information security management for inter-sector and inter-organizational communications
  • ISO 27011 - Information security management guidelines for telecommunications organizations based on ISO/IEC 27002
  • ISO 27031 - Guidelines for information and communication technology readiness for business continuity
  • ISO 27032 - Guidelines for cybersecurity
  • ISO 27033 - Standard focused on network security including three parts
  • ISO 27034 - Security techniques - Application security
  • ISO 27035 - Information security incident management
  • ISO 27799 - Information security management in health using ISO/IEC 27002

Use of the ISO 27000 in practice: ISO 27000 is only overarching family. The organization must always choose one specific standard with which solves its specific needs. ISO 27001 is key and most widely used standard.

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