The ISO27000 Newsletter - News & Views on the ISO/IEC Security Standard

ISO17799 News - Issue 10

Welcome to the tenth issue of ISO17799 News, designed to keep you abreast of developments and news with respect to ISO 17799 and information security. The information within the newsletter is totally free to subscribers and provides guidance on various practical issues, as well as commentary on recent Information Security incidents.

Included in this edition are the following topics:


SECURITY UPDATE
- Security Focus (www.securityfocus.net) reports that charges have been filed against a Florida man known as 'The-Rev', for his alleged role in the high profile 'Deceptive Duo' hacking team. The 'Deceptive Duo' are responsible for defacing a significant number of government and corporate websites.

- At time of publication a security alert has been issued regarding a new fast spreading worm, the 'Sasser' worm. This already has several variants and threatens to achieve similar notoriety to previous attacks last year (eg: Blaster). Now seems a pretty good time to update those anti-virus definition files. More information: www.symantec.com

- Currently, of course, we have ISO 17799 and BS7799-2. However, efforts are currently on-going to convert BS7799-2 to an ISO document as well ISO17799-2). We hope to provide an update on this in the next issue.





 

 





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