BS 10754-1:2018 Information technology - Software Trustworthiness - Part 1 – Governance and management specification

BS 10754-1:2018

Information technology. Systems trustworthiness. Governance and management specification

Status : Current   Published : February 2018



What is this standard about?

It provides a specification for improving the trustworthiness of systems, software and services. It’s intended to be a widely applicable approach that can be customized for any organization and software.

Who is this standard for?

This standard is applicable to any organization aiming to adopt system trustworthiness practices. It can be used by all three major segments of the IT industry, namely: 

  • Specifiers (procurement/acquisition)
  • Realizers (developers and system integrators)
  • Software end users

Why should you use this standard?

Its requirements define the overall principles for effective trustworthiness, and include technical, physical, cultural and behavioural measures alongside effective leadership and governance.

The standard identifies the necessary tools, techniques and processes, and covers the five facets of trustworthiness: safety, reliability, availability, resilience and security.

It includes a comprehensive Trustworthiness System Framework (TSFr), which provides a domain- and implementation-agnostic way to reference the large existing body of knowledge, including functional safety, information security, and systems and software engineering and collate good practice for software trustworthiness.

It can be deployed as a stand-alone document for organizations with no current approach to software trustworthiness. Conversely, where organizations already address system trustworthiness through one or more of the five facets, this specification provides a companion and complement to other relevant standards.

Use of this standard will help an organization improve its:

  • Controls
  • Operational effectiveness and efficiency
  • Organizational learning
  • Stakeholder confidence and trust
  • Risk management
  • Business reputation
  • Likelihood of achieving objectives

By helping improve software trustworthiness, this specification could result in significant savings for the economy and reduce the risk major disruptions to a range of sectors.

NOTE: This document does not specify how any technique should be applied to a specific application. This information is available in other standards, such as ISO/IEC 15408‑1 and ISO/IEC 27001 for information security, and IEC 61508 for functional safety. 

Standard NumberBS 10754-1:2018
TitleInformation technology. Systems trustworthiness. Governance and management specification
Publication Date28 February 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS ISO/IEC 11179-5, BS ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015, BS EN ISO/IEC 27002, BS ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010, BS EN ISO/IEC 27001
Informative References(Provided for Information)ITU-T Recommendation X.1520, BS ISO 31000, BS ISO/IEC 19770-1, BS EN ISO/IEC 27000, BS EN ISO/IEC 17024, ITU-T Recommendation X.1521, ITU-T Recommendation X.1525, BIP 0008-1, BS EN 61508 (all parts), BS ISO/IEC 20000-1, BS EN ISO/IEC 17043, BS EN ISO 9001, BS ISO/IEC 15408-1, BS ISO/IEC 19770-2, BS ISO/IEC 27034-1, BS ISO/IEC 15504 (all parts), ITU-T Recommendation X.1544, BS EN ISO/IEC 17025, ITU-T Recommendation X.1524, BS ISO/IEC 33001:2015, BS EN ISO 22301:2014, BS EN ISO 9000:2015, BS EN ISO/IEC 27043:2016
Draft Superseded By17/30351843 DC
DescriptorsInformation exchange, Management, Classification systems, Documents, Technical documents, Computers, Data security, Maintenance, Data processing, Anti-burglar measures, Computer technology, Records (documents), Information systems, Data storage protection, Computer networks
ISBN978 0 580 96464 0
File Size1.987 MB
NotesBS 10754-1:2018 was derived from PAS 754:2014, which is now withdrawn

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