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Securely Connecting the World with Cyber Security Standards



Alicia Clay Jones, Michael Hogan


This paper focuses on some of the key roles that cyber security standards play in securely connecting our cyber world. Cyber security standards can be categorized as technical, management, or testing standards. All three types of standards are necessary to achieve the objectives of cyber security. Cyber threats and crimes will not be controlled without timely development and widespread use of comprehensive, quality cyber security standards. Three challenges key to preventing cyber-based crimes of connection are identity management, cyber security testing, and secure management of information systems. Technical and testing standards alone will not be enough to realize better cyber security. The development and use of comprehensive and sound international standards for information system security management is now the final frontier for securely connecting the world through standards.
Standards Engineering Society


cyber, identity, management, security, standards, testing


Clay Jones, A. and Hogan, M. (2004), Securely Connecting the World with Cyber Security Standards, Standards Engineering Society, [online], (Accessed April 24, 2024)
Created September 30, 2004, Updated October 12, 2021