ISO/IEC 27035: Information security incident management
The standard is a guide for incident management
It is divided into two parts:
ISO/IEC 27035-1: 2016 - Part 1: Principles of incident management – presents principles and stages for building a structured approach: preparation and planning, identification, reporting, evaluation, response, implementing lessons learned.
These general principles are applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size or nature. The organization may adapt the guidance to its risk map.
The standard is also applicable to external organizations that provide information security incident management.
ISO/IEC 27035-2: 2016 is Part 2: Guidelines to plan and prepare for incident response are re based on the Plan and Prepare and Lessons Learned stages of ISO/IEC 27035-1.
The main points within the Plan and Prepare stage include:
- Information security incident management policy and commitment of top management
- Information security policies
- Information security incident management plan
- Establishment of an incident response team (IRT)
- Establishment of relationships and connections with internal and external organizations
- Technical, organizational, and operational support
- Awareness and training
- Information security incident management plan testing.
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