Security Frameworks

While working in the area of information security, it is important to have an understanding of the common security standards or frameworks. While reading this article, you will obtain some knowledge of the controls specified by ISO/IEC 27001, the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), the NIST cybersecurity framework and NIST Special Publication 800-53, as well as COBIT5.


In telecommunications, security controls are defined as security services as part of the OSI Reference model

  • ITU-T X.800 Recommendation.
  • ISO ISO 7498-2

These are technically aligned. This model is widely recognized.