ISO Security User Group Starting Up

Among the many ISO standards there's a set focused on security and governance, with ISO17799 being the big one. Wikipedia's article is here: ISO/IEC 17799. Just received notice that a local security user group is being formed for security knowledge sharing of the ISO kind.

Full announcement follows.

ISO Information Security User Group BC

Sharing Experiences


Wednesday, November 29, 2006


9:00 am to 4:30 pm


Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver

Lunch will be provided

Based on the positive and enthusiastic responses of the first ISO ISMS user group meeting in May 2006, a committee has been formed to continue the user group activities.

The purpose of the user group meeting is to share updates on the ISO-standards through presentations and share implementation and certification experiences through discussions. The next meeting will:

  • Provide an update on the user group and ISO information security standards
  • Present ISO/security management experiences from organizations that are of smaller size
  • Provide an overview of the linkages with other risk and control frameworks
  • Discuss how to position ISO to management
  • Feature representatives from the British Standards Institute and the ISO Standards Development Team.
  • Establish formalities to officially recognize the user group

This will be a great opportunity to connect with other companies that are using ISO information security guidelines to implement or enhance information security.




8:30 – 9:00

9:00 – 9:15

Registration and networking

Welcome and user group updates

9:15 – 10:15

The use of ISO Information Security guidelines/standards for smaller organizations

10:15 – 10:30

10:30 – 11:30

Refreshment Break

The link between ISO Information Security guidelines/standards and other risk/control frameworks

11:30 – 12:15

ISO information security standards update




12:15 – 1:00


1:00 – 2:00

The value of the ISO Information Security guidelines/standards where certification is not required. How to sell/position ISO to management?

2:00 – 2:45

Overview of tools supporting ISO

2:45 – 3:00

Refreshment Break

3:00 – 4.00

Roundtable discussion

4:00 – 4.15

Establish formalities to officially recognize the user group

4:15 – 4:30

Feedback and closure

To register

Contact Marlene Kirsten by Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at or (604) 640 3169 to register. This will provide us an idea on the attendance and catering requirements.

We look forward to seeing you.