Keeping data safe - what's your back up?

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Securely storing and protecting data requires a whole lot more than a simple back up. A new IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) International Standard for data storage security ensures your valuable information stays in safe hands.

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ISO/IEC 27040:2015 Information technology - Security techniques - Storage security provides detailed technical guidance on how to effectively manage all aspects of data storage security

An organization's data is often its most valuable asset, and keeping it stored safely and effectively is increasingly a commercial and legal imperative. However the process of managing it can be complex, covering not only how it is stored but how to access it securely and communicate it across a wide range of media and devices.

IEC and ISO's latest International Standard, ISO/IEC 27040:2015 Information technology - Security techniques - Storage security provides detailed technical guidance on how to effectively manage all aspects of data storage security, from the planning and design to the implementation and documentation.

It includes guidance on mitigating risks of data breaches and corruption and takes into account new technologies and the complexities of connectivity and supports the requirements of an Information Security Management System according to ISO/IEC 27001:2013, Information technology -- Security techniques -- Information security management systems -- Requirements.

ISO/IEC 27040:2015 aims to:

  •     help draw attention to risks
  •     assist organizations in better securing their data when stored
  •     provide a basis for auditing, designing and reviewing storage security controls.

ISO/IEC 27040:2015 was developed by ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 IT security techniques.

More information about ISO/IEC 27040:2015 and ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 IT security techniques.

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