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

ISO17799 News - Issue 5

Welcome to this, the fifth edition of The ISO27000 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:


The advent of ISO17799 has had a dramatic impact on the way consultancy firms offer their security services. Not only is it a benchmark for security itself, but from a deliverable point of view it can provide a benchmark on the quality of the security service actually delivered.... simply by virtue of the fact that something measurable IS delivered. The latter of course could be a compliance level against the standard, or perhaps certification.

One of the first firms to re-act to this is 7safe Ltd. 7safe is a recognized consultancy firm for a range of information security services, but recently re-organized to address the growing demand for ISO17799 related services. Alan Philips, the company's Managing Director told us: "The majority of our customers are now aware of ISO17799 and the number of inquiries we receive on this is growing rapidly. It made sense to address this demand by creating a specialist unit within 7Safe. It is obvious that ISO17799 is here to stay, and that it will continue to grow".

The company offer a range of services designed to support those embracing the standard to different degrees, including training and consultancy. They can be contacted via the following email address:




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