ISO 17799 for Information Security Management

British Standard BS 7799 is the basis for the new ISO/DIS 17799 standard for information security management. Key concerns for the standard will be the confidentiality, integrity, availability, and accountability of all kinds of sensitive information. 

The new standard is being developed to make sure organizations have the most appropriate controls and systems in place to manage the storage and exchange of information, whether it is in paper or electronic form. Registration to the standard is expected to demonstrate the effectiveness of your information security management to customers, especially for organizations dealing in e-commerce. 

Part 1 of ISO 17799-1 will be the Code of Practice. A second part will cover the Specification of Requirements. For more information, see http://www.iso.ch.