Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection — Governance of information security (Adopted ISO/IEC 27014:2020, second edition, 2020-12)
Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
This Standard supersedes CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 27014:18 (adopted ISO/IEC 27014:2013). At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 27014:2020 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
This Standard has been formally approved, without modification, by the Technical Committee and has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This document provides guidance on concepts, objectives and processes for the governance of information security, by which organizations can evaluate, direct, monitor and communicate the information security-related processes within the organization.
The intended audience for this document is:
— governing body and top management;
— those who are responsible for evaluating, directing and monitoring an information security management system (ISMS) based on ISO/IEC 27001;
— those responsible for information security management that takes place outside the scope of an ISMS based on ISO/IEC 27001, but within the scope of governance.
This document is applicable to all types and sizes of organizations.
All references to an ISMS in this document apply to an ISMS based on ISO/IEC 27001.
This document focuses on the three types of ISMS organizations given in Annex B. However, this document can also be used by other types of organizations.