Welcome to this, the fifth edition of the ISO17799 newsletter, designed to keep you abreast of news and developments with respect to ISO 17799 and information security.
The information contained is free to our subscribers and provides guidance on a range of practical issues, plus commentary on recent Information Security incidents.
In this issue we focus specifically on the dangers of security complacency with everyday devices and technology. Included are the following topics:
ISO17799 OR BS7799?
We still receive questions from people asking what the differences between BS7799 and ISO 17799 actually are. Hopefully we can clear this up.
BS7799 Part 1 (BS 7799-1) and ISO 17799 (ISO/IEC 17799) are essentially the same. With one or two minor modifications, BS7799-1 was first published as ISO/IEC 17799 in December 2000.
Perhaps the confusion arises from the fact that there is a second part to BS7799. This is a discrete publication and covers information security management systems. It is not an ISO document at the time of writing this item.