ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 IT Security Techniques is a standardization subcommittee of the Joint Technical Committee ISO/IEC JTC 1 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), that develops and facilitates international standards, technical reports, and technical specifications within the field of IT security techniques. Standardization activity by this subcommittee includes general methods, techniques and guidelines to address both security and privacy aspects. Drafts of international standards by ISO/IEC JTC 1 or any of its subcommittees are sent out to participating national standardization bodies for ballot, comments and contributions. Publication as an ISO/IEC international standard requires approval by a minimum of 75% of the national bodies casting a vote. The international secretariat of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 is the Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN) located in Germany.
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 was established in 1990 at ISO/IEC JTC 1’s plenary in Paris, France. The group was formed when ISO/TC 97/SC 20, which covered standardization within the field of security techniques, such as “secret-key techniques” (ISO/TC 97/SC 20/WG 1) and “public-key techniques” (ISO/TC 97/SC 20/WG 2), was disbanded. This allowed for ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 to take over the work of ISO/TC 97/SC 20 (specifically that of its first two working groups) as well as to extend its scope to other areas within the field of IT security techniques. Since 1990, the subcommittee has extended or altered its scope and working groups to meet the current standardization demands. ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27, which started with three working groups, eventually expanded its structure to contain five. The two working groups were added in April 2006, at the 17th Plenary Meeting in Madrid, Spain.
The scope of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 is “The development of standards for the protection of information and ICT. This includes generic methods, techniques and guidelines to address both security and privacy aspects, such as:
- Security requirements capture methodology;
- Management of information and ICT security; in particular information security management systems (ISMS), security processes, security controls and services;
- Cryptographic and other security mechanisms, including but not limited to mechanisms for protecting the accountability, availability, integrity and confidentiality of information;
- Security management support documentation including terminology, guidelines as well as procedures for the registration of security components;
- Security aspects of identity management, biometrics and privacy;
- Conformance assessment, accreditation and auditing requirements in the area of information security;
- Security evaluation criteria and methodology.
SC 27 engages in active liaison and collaboration with appropriate bodies to ensure the proper development and application of SC 27 standards and technical reports in relevant areas."
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 is made up of five working groups, each of which carries out specific tasks in standards development within the field of IT security techniques. The focus of each working group is described in the group’s terms of reference. Working groups of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 are:
|Working Group||Working Area|
|ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27/WG 1||Information security management systems|
|ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27/WG 2||Cryptography and security mechanisms|
|ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27/WG 3||Security evaluation, testing and specification|
|ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27/WG 4||Security controls and services|
|ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27/WG 5||Identity management and privacy technologies|
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 works in close collaboration with a number of other organizations or subcommittees, both internal and external to ISO or IEC, in order to avoid conflicting or duplicative work. Organizations internal to ISO or IEC that collaborate with or are in liaison to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 include:
- ISO/IEC JTC 1/SWG 6, Management
- ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG 8, Governance of IT
- ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 6, Telecommunications and information exchange between systems
- ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7, Software and systems engineering
- ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 17, Cards and personal identification
- ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 25, Interconnection of information technology equipment
- ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31, Automatic identification and data capture techniques
- ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 36, Information technology for learning, education and training
- ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37, Biometrics
- ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 38, Distributed Application Platform & Services (DAPS)
- ISO/TC 46, Information and documentation
- ISO/TC 68, Financial services
- ISO/TC 171, Document management applications
- ISO/TC 176, Quality management and quality assurance
- ISO/TC 215, Health informatics
- ISO/TC 223, Societal Security
- ISO/TC 247, Fraud countermeasures and controls
- ISO/PC 251, Asset management
- ISO/PC 259, Outsourcing
- ISO/TC 262, Risk management
- ISO/CASCO, Committee on Conformity
- ISO/TMB/JTCG, Joint technical Coordination Group on MSS
- ISO/TMB/SAG EE 1, Strategic Advisory Group on Energy Efficiency
- IEC TC 57, Power systems management and associated information exchange
- IEC TC 65, Industrial-process measurement, control and automation
- Attribute-based Credentials for Trust (ABC4Trust)
- Article 29 Data Protection Working Party
- Common Criteria Development Board (CCDB)
- Consortium of Digital Forensic Specialists (CDFS)
- CEN/TC 377
- CEN/CENLEC/ETSI/SGCG Smart Grid Coordination Group
- Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)
- Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC)
- European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)
- European Payments Council (EPC)
- European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
- European Data Centre Association (EUDCA)
- Future of Identity in the Information Society (FIDIS)
- Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST)
- Latinoamerican Institute for Quality Assurance (INLAC)
- International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners
- International Smart Card Certification Initiatives (ISCI)
- International Standardized Commercial Identifier (ISCI)
- Information Security Forum (ISF)
- Kantara Initiative
- Technology-supported Risk Estimation by Predictive Assessment of Socio-technical Security (TREsPASS)
- Privacy and Identity Management for Community Services (PICOS)
- The Open Group
- Trusted Computing Group (TCG)
Countries pay a fee to ISO to be members of subcommittees.
The 52 "P" (participating) members of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 are: Algeria, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Uruguay.
The 17 "O" (observing) members of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 are: Argentina, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ghana, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Lithuania, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Swaziland, and Turkey.
|ISO/IEC 27000 free||Information technology – Security techniques – Information security management systems – Overview and vocabulary||Published (2012)||Describes the overview and vocabulary of ISMS||1|
|ISO/IEC 27001||Information technology – Security techniques – Information security management systems – Requirements||Published (2013)||Specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, monitoring, and maintaining documented a documented ISMS within an organization. “Transition mapping” document published by WG 1 provides a set of tables showing the correspondence between editions 1 and 2 of the standard.||1|
|ISO/IEC 27002||Information technology – Security techniques – Code of practice for information security controls||Published (2013)||Provides guidelines for information security management practices for use by those selecting, implementing, or maintaining ISMS “Transition mapping” document published by WG 1 provides a set of tables showing the correspondence between editions 1 and 2 of the standard.||1|
|ISO/IEC 18033-1||Information technology – Security techniques – Encryption algorithms – Part 1: General||Published (2005)||Specifies encryption systems for the purpose of data confidentiality||2|
|ISO/IEC 19772||Information technology – Security techniques – Authenticated encryption||Published (2009)||Specifies six methods for authenticated encryption with the security objectives of:
|ISO/IEC 15408-1 free||Information technology – Security techniques – Evaluation criteria for IT security – Part 1: Introduction and general model||Published (2009)||Establishes the general concepts and principles of IT security evaluation, and specifies the general model of evaluation given by various other parts of ISO/IEC 15408.||3|
|ISO/IEC 19792||Information technology – Security techniques – Security evaluation of biometrics||Published (2009)||Specifies the subjects to be addressed during the security evaluation of a biometric system||3|
|ISO/IEC 27031||Information technology – Security techniques – Guidelines for information and communication technology readiness for business continuity||Published (2011)||Describes the concepts and principles of ICT readiness for business continuity and the method and framework needed to identify aspects in which to improve it.||4|
|ISO/IEC 27034-1||Information technology – Security techniques – Application security – Part 1: Overview and concepts||Published (2011)||Addresses the management needs for ensuring the security of applications and presents an overview of application security through the introduction of definitions, concepts, principles and processes||4|
|ISO/IEC 27035||Information technology – Data Centres – Taxonomy and Maturity Model||Published (2011)||Provides a structured and planned approach to:
|ISO/IEC 27037||Information technology – Security techniques – Guidelines for identification, collection, acquisition and preservation of digital evidence||Published (2012)||Provides guidance for the handling of digital evidence that could be of evidential value||4|
|ISO/IEC 24760-1 free||Information technology – Security techniques – A framework for identity management – Part 1: Terminology and concepts||Published (2011)||Provides a framework for the secure and reliable management of identities by:
|ISO/IEC 24761||Information technology – Security techniques – Authentication context for biometrics||Published (2009)||Specifies the structure and data elements of Authentication Context for Biometrics (ACBio), which checks the validity of biometric verification process results||5|
|ISO/IEC 29100||Information technology – Security techniques – Privacy framework||Published (2011)||Provides a privacy framework that:
|ISO/IEC 29101||Information technology – Security techniques – Privacy architecture framework||Published (2013)||Defines a privacy architecture framework that:
Applicable to entities involved in specifying, procuring, architecting, designing, testing, maintaining, administering and operating ICT systems that process PII. Focuses primarily on ICT systems that are designed to interact with PII principals.
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