Posts Tagged ‘ISMS’

ISMS Certification Does Not Equal Regulatory Compliance

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Last week I got the following question:

“By becoming ISO 27001 certified does that automatically mean we comply with HIPAA and HITECH requirements?  Are there any requirements of HIPAA/HITECH that are not required to meet ISO 27001 standards?”

This is not the first time I’ve gotten this question, and others similar. As new technology businesses, cloud services and other businesses are popping up to provide services to large regulated organizations, start-ups are increasingly looking for a way to differentiate themselves from their competitors, and also prove that they have not only effective security controls in place, but that they also (more…)

ISO/IEC 17799:2005 By Another Name Is Still The Same

Friday, September 21st, 2007

I’ve been doing some compliance gap analysis work comparing the policies of one of my clients with ISO/IEC 17799:2005. It was renamed in July of this year to ISO/IEC 27002:2005. So, along with the name change, did the content also change? Having the 2005 tacked on the end of the new name would seem to possibly indicate not. Hmm…


The Pursuit…or Not…of ISO 27001/ISMS/BS7799 Certification

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Last week my blog poll was, “Is your organization planning to pursue ISO 27001 certification in 2007 or 2008?”
I asked this after reading an SC Magazine article that I recently blogged about, “Are the U.S. Numbers Planning For ISMS (ISO 27001) Certification Really At 80%?”
As I had indicated, based upon my many discussions with a very wide range of CISOs, I thought this number was way too high.
And now for the results of my *ADMITTEDLY UNSCIENTIFIC WEBPOLL*…drum roll, please; Thhuudddrrrrrrrrrrrrr…


ISMS/ISO27001 Certification Poll…Ending Sunday

Friday, August 17th, 2007

If you have not yet clicked a button on my poll regarding ISMS/ISO27001 certification (see right side of page and scroll down a little) please do so! I’m finding it interesting that a large portion (36%) of those who have clicked for the poll so far are not aware of the certification. This perhaps calls to question the folks at BSI who forecast that 80% of U.S. companies will be pursuing certification in the next couple of years.
See my original post for more information about it.

Are the U.S. Numbers Planning For ISMS (ISO 27001) Certification Really At 80%?

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Over the weekend I was reading the latest issue of SC Magazine, and some of the statements within the article “U.S. lags in ISO 27001 compliance” made me go, “Huh?”