Introduction To ISO 27011 (ISO27011)

The telecommunications sector standard, ISO 27011 has now reached FDIS ballot stage within its development cycle (Technical Committee JTC 1/SC 27).

The standard itself provides guidelines and principles for initiating, implementing, maintaining, and improving information security management (ISM) within in telecommunications organizations based upon ISO 27002. Its objectives are to offer practical guidance specially suited for telecommunications organizations


ISO state the benefits of implementation of this standard to be the following:
  • To be able to assure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the global telecom facilities/services
  • To be able to lower risks in the delivery of telecoms services
  • To be able to redeploy resources to other productive activities
  • To be able to improve personal awareness and increase public trust
ISO27011 and ISO 27011 Information security management guidelines for telecommunications organizations