Welcome to the third edition of the ISO17799 newsletter, designed to keep you abreast of news and developments with respect to 17799 and information security.
The information contained in this newsletter is absolutely free to our subscribers and provides guidance on various practical issues, plus commentary on recent Information Security incidents.
Guidance and information included in this months issue:
ISO17799 MARCHES ON
The anticipated advance of ISO17799, as it becomes established as core currency within information security circles and beyond, continues unabated.
This is evident not just from those seeking formal certification, but via more peripheral statistics:
* Weekly sales of ISO17799 via the 17799 Electronic Shop have increased by 50% in just three months.
* Visits to ISO17799 web sites (including our own) have doubled in the same period. Subscription to this newsletter increases at a rate of 10-20 every DAY.
* Sales of supporting software, such as COBRA, have increased similarly.
Some observers argue that ISO publication of the standard (from BS7799) made this inevitable. However, the need for a common set of terms of reference for information security greatly pre-dated this. ISO17799 simply filled the void that has been clearly evident for many years.
Its success not only reflects the quality of the standard itself, but the actual need for an international standard in the first place.