ISO27005:2008 Information Security Risk Management

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This International Standard provides guidelines for information security risk management. This supports the general concepts specified in ISO/IEC 27001 and is designed to assist the satisfactory implementation of information security based on a risk management approach.
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This download includes the ISO/IEC 27005:2008- Information Security Risk Management document.

This International Standard provides guidelines for Information Security Risk Management in an organization,supporting, in particular, the requirements of an ISMS according to ISO/IEC 27001. However, this International Standard does not provide any specific methodology for information security risk management. It is up to the organization to define their approach to risk management depending for example on the scope of the ISMS, the context of risk management, or industry sector. A number of existing methodologies can be used under the framework described in this International Standard to implement the requirements of an ISMS.

This International Standard is relevant to managers and staff concerned with information security risk management within an organization and, where appropriate, external parties supporting such activities. This International Standard is applicable to all types of organizations (e.g. commercial enterprises, government agencies, non-profit organizations) which intend to manage risks that could compromise the organization's information security.

The information security risk management process consists of

  • Context establishment (Clause 7)
  • Risk assessment (Clause8)
  • Risk treatment (Clause 9)
  • Risk acceptance (Clause 10)
  • Risk communication (Clause11)
  • Risk monitoring and review (Clause 12)

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