IT disaster recovery, cloud computing and information security news

New ISO 15489-1 records management standard will help organizations protect data

ISO has announced the availability of ISO 15489-1, ‘Information and documentation -- Records management -- Part 1: Concepts and principles’.

ISO 15489-1 establishes the core concepts and principles for the design, implementation and management of policy, information systems and processes allowing people, organizations, governments, private enterprises and collaborative coalitions to: 

  • Create and capture records to meet requirements for evidence of business activity;
  • Take appropriate action to protect the authenticity, reliability, integrity and useability of records, as well as their business context, and to identify requirements for their management over time.

By taking a principles-based approach, ISO 15489-1 allows for flexibility in implementation while retaining strong direction on what those implementations should be achieving. It describes concepts and principles relating to:

  • Records, metadata for records and records systems;
  • Policies, assigned responsibilities, monitoring and training supporting the effective management of records;
  • Recurrent analysis of business context and the identification of records requirements;
  • Records controls;
  • Processes for creating, capturing and managing records.
www.iso.org/iso/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=62542


Want news and features emailed to you?

Signup to our free newsletters and never miss a story.

   

A website you can trust

The entire Continuity Central website is scanned daily by Sucuri to ensure that no malware exists within the site. This means that you can browse with complete confidence.

Business continuity?

Business continuity can be defined as 'the processes, procedures, decisions and activities to ensure that an organization can continue to function through an operational interruption'. Read more about the basics of business continuity here.

Get the latest news and information sent to you by email

Continuity Central provides a number of free newsletters which are distributed by email. To subscribe click here.