Nowadays, and even more in the future, Internet of Things will be present (it is already now) in our personal and professional life.
The more assets are “shared” (including Critical Infrastructures) in this new “environment”, the more risk we are assuming, so more effort we will need to do to improve our security.
It is clear that we are “opening” many doors (too many?) to give opportunities to hackers to attack our Critical Infrastructures, environments and assets, steal or destroy our data (think about Big Data also) and maybe we can also think all it is not logical because it is an attitude with too much risk appetite.
We will need more effort to improve our security, but are we doing it properly ?
I had created a presentation where the relationship between these 3 concepts is explained in detail:
see here: http://www.slideshare.net/RamiroCid/the-relation-between-internet-of-things-critical-infrastructure-and-cyber-security
Cybersecurity, also known as “IT security” or “Computer security” is information security applied to computing devices such as servers, computers and mobile devices (as smartphones, tablets), etc., as well as computer networks such as private and public networks, including the whole Internet.
Network outages, data compromised by hackers, social attacks, computer viruses and other security incidents could affect our lives in ways that range from inconvenient to life-threatening. As the number of mobile users and devices, web applications and data networks increase, so do the opportunities for exploitation.
The 3 principles of Information, confidentiality, integrity and disponibility are protected by Cybersecurity.
People is often the weak link in the chain in IT Security. The best technical security efforts will fail if their company has a weak security culture. Companies which want to have a correct IT Security Awareness need to develop a plan to do the rollout of trainning about this awareness.
More data about the Cyber Security Awareness here: http://www.slideshare.net/RamiroCid/cyber-security-awareness-41375715
The ISO 22301 Societal security – Business continuity management systems – Requirements
is the standard created by leading experts on this area to provide the best framework for business continuity management in an organization.
ISO 22301 is not that different from BS 25999-2 in most business continuity areas like business impact analysis, strategy or planning; the biggest changes are in the management part of the standard.
ISO 22301:2012 specifies requirements to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve a documented management system to protect against, reduce the likelihood of occurrence, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disruptive incidents when they arise.
The requirements specified in ISO 22301:2012 are generic and intended to be applicable to all organizations, or parts thereof, regardless of type, size and nature of the organization. The extent of application of these requirements depends on the organization’s operating environment and complexity.
If an organization wants to implement this standard, the following documentation is mandatory:
- List of applicable legal, regulatory and other requirements
- Scope of the BCMS
- Business Continuity Policy
- Business continuity objectives
- Evidence of personnel competences
- Records of communication with interested parties
- Business impact analysis
- Risk assessment, including risk appetite
- Incident response structure
- Business continuity plans
- Recovery procedures
- Results of preventive actions
- Results of monitoring and measurement
- Results of internal audit
- Results of management review
- Results of corrective actions
More data about the ISO 22301 in: http://www.slideshare.net/RamiroCid/iso-22301-business-continuity-management
There are some important changes introduced on version ISO/IEC 27001:2013
Regarding the structure of this new version:
14 domains in version 2013 instead of 11 in version 2005.
The 3 new domains are:
- A.10: Cryptographic technology
- A.12: Operational security
- A.15: Security for suppliers and third parties
114 controls in version 2013 instead 133 in version 2005
The new controls are:
- A.6.1.5 Information security in project management
- A.12.6.2 Restrictions on software installation
- A.14.2.1 Secure development policy
- A.14.2.5 Secure system engineering principles
- A.14.2.6 Secure development environment
- A.14.2.8 System security testing
- A.15.1.1 Information security policy for supplier relationships
- A.15.1.3 Information and communication technology supply chain
- A.16.1.4 Assessment of and decision on information security events
- A.16.1.5 Response to information security incidents
- A.17.2.1 Availability of information processing facilities
More data about the comparison of these 2 versions in: http://www.slideshare.net/RamiroCid/iso-270012013