Chapter 5. Application Security and ISO27001

As the threats to applications increase, we need a structured approach for managing the security of our applications. ISO27001 is the international standard for information security management best practice, and is the most comprehensive standard for information security. It provides a framework to manage the security of our applications.

ISO27001 defines controls for the acquisition, development, customisation, maintenance and operation of applications. The controls are process-centric and technology-independent, thus making the standard strong. The standard does not specify the technical details for the controls. It is expected that organisations will draw on the more detailed technical guidance available ...

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