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METI Formulates the Information Security Management Standards (2016 Revised Version)

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has formulated the Information Security Management Standards (2016 revised version) in response to revisions of the international standards concerning information security management (ISO 27001 and ISO 27002).

1. Background to the formulation of the Standards

METI formulated the Information Security Management Standards (METI Public Notice No. 112 of 2003) in conformity with international standards in April 2003 and began to operate an information security audit system based on these Standards.

The aforementioned international standards have been revised, and in response to these revisions, METI has formulated the Information Security Management Standards (2016 revised version) (METI Public Notice No. 37 of 2016, hereinafter referred to as “the Standards”).

2. Outline of the Information Security Management Standards (2016 revised version)

The Standards were formulated in accordance with the revisions to the aforementioned international standards. Furthermore, the Standards were formulated so that the Standards would contribute to the smooth operation of the information security audit system, by adding the associated article numbers specified in ISO 27001, by adding further details to the simplified descriptions found in ISO 27001, and other measures, in response to opinions from external experts and public comment, etc.

3. Other

Due to the formulation of these Standards, the previous Information Security Management Standards (2008 revised version) were officially abolished on February 29, 2016.

Release date

March 1, 2016

Division in Charge

Office for IT Security Policy, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau

Related Information

Information Policy

Last updated:2016-03-08
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