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2013 version of ISO/IEC 27001 on target for October release

ISO/IEC 27001, the information security management system standard, is in the final stages of its latest revision.

The information security threat landscape has changed substantially since the standard was last revised, in 2005. The 2013 version will bring the standard up to date, taking into account the experiences of users who have implemented, or sought certification to, ISO/IEC 27001:2005.

The ISO/IEC 27001 revision is now at the FDIS (Final Draft International Standard) stage. This will be completed in early September after which any typographical edits will be made ready for the expected launch in October. At this point the new edition of ISO/IEC 27001 will be available for purchase and the 2005 version withdrawn.

ISO states that organizations certified to the 2005 edition of the standard will need to upgrade their information security management system to comply with the requirements of the new edition of the standard.

“The transition period for upgrading has not yet been decided but it is likely to be two years from when the new edition is published,” says ISO.

•Date: 22nd August 2013 • World •Type: Article • Topic: ISM

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