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Because your business is dependent on ICT, it is essential that you implement and manage your ICT systems in the most effective way possible. BSI publishes a wealth of information help you achieve industry compliance and best practice.

This includes national and international standards, guidance documents and multimedia solutions – all ensuring that your organization’s ICT is well-managed and meets your business needs.

The latest information security standards BS ISO/IEC 27001 & 27002

Since their conception in the early 1990s, globally recognized standards in Information Security have grown in rigor and recognition. So have information security threats and the best ways to manage them.

BS ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information technology - Security techniques - Information security management systems - Requirements provides recommendations to help you establish your own Information Security Management System (ISMS), monitor its performance and implement improvements where necessary. 

The latest standard offers:

Greater flexibility on how requirements are met• Easier integration when implementing more than one management system 

A streamlined approach to ensure more effective risk management

More freedom to implement requirements in a manner best suited to you.

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BS ISO/IEC 27002:2013 Information technology - Security techniques - Code of practice for information security controls is the updated reference handbook for selecting controls for use within an Information Security Management System (ISMS) based on ISO/IEC 27001, or as a guidance document for any organization wishing to implement commonly accepted information security controls. 

The latest standard offers:

New and revised controls to reflect best practice in today’s highly interconnected world  

Recognition of developments in technology and new management challenges 

Confidence you are aligned with current best practice. 

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New information security books also available

From a more detailed understanding of the new standard to guidelines on implementation, certification and audits, we have a number of books to help you make your transition. 

Choose from the topics below for standards, publications and further information.

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Sustainability for and by Information Communications Technology (ICT) White paper

This white paper describes the problem of energy growth and considers the carbon-reducing solutions that some ICT applications make possible. It raises the question of the future traffic of the internet and possible regulation, access, pricing, taxation or even bandwidth limitation. We hope that it stimulates debate surrounding the value of the digital services that the internet provides.

BS 8878:2010  Web Accessibility. Code of Practice

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BS 8878:2010  Web Accessibility. Code of PracticeBS ISO/IEC 27001:2013
Information technology. Security techniques. Information security management systems. Requirements 

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BS ISO/IEC 27002:2013 
Information technology. Security techniques. Code of practice for information security controls

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BS EN 60950-1:2006 + Amendment 1:2010
Information technology equipment. Safety. General requirements

BS EN 61010-1:2010
Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use. General requirements

BS ISO/IEC 27001:2005/BS 7799-2:2005
Information technology. Security techniques. Information security management systems. Requirements

BS ISO/IEC 27003:2010
Information technology. Security techniques. Information security management system implementation guidance

Books for Information Security

We have a comprehensive range of books to help you implement an information security management system.

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BS ISO/IEC 38500:2008

Corporate governance of information technology

BS ISO/IEC 27005:2008

Information technology. Security techniques. Information security risk management

BS ISO/IEC 27031:2011

Information technology. Security techniques. Guidelines for information and communication technology readiness for business continuity

A recent survey on information security breaches* reported that 68% of large respondents had been asked by their customers to demonstrate their compliance with security standards. Read PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ technical report, Information Security Breaches Survey 2010.

Need ICT training?

BSI offers a range of courses at different levels, on all key subjects related to IT, including IT service management, information security management, information management and the law, data protection, freedom of information, ITIL and ISEB certificates. ISEB (Information Systems Examinations Board) is a worldwide exam body and a part of the British Computer Society.

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Universal Decimal Classification (UDC)

The world’s foremost classification scheme for all fields of knowledge, used for sophisticated indexing and retrieval. The alternative to the Dewey Decimal System. Find out about the BSI Universal Decimal Classification Online tool and the other UDC publications.

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Standards are essential for any government or commercial biometric project procurement. Read about standards available, standards in development and biometrics news.

Read our latest case studies >

To demonstrate how this standard can help your organization, BSI has produced a set of case studies to illustrate the benefits of BS 10500 in action.

Draft standards are available for you to download and comment on now!
The Draft Review system gives you an easy way to access drafts of British Standards (Drafts for Public Comment - DPC) and Publicly Available Specifications (PAS) in order to give us feedback before full publication. View all current drafts at www.bsigroup.com/drafts  

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