BS 7799

The BS 7799 Mailing List is an open information forum for discussing topics relevant to this security standard. Topics include discussion around the roadmap for certification, controls related by the standard, interpretation of controls, compliance requirements and maintenance of certification. Latest enhancement in the standard, tools and templates used by implementers, links and downloads related to BS 7799 literature will also feature here. BS 7799 Mailing list should be a facilitator in enabling active exchange of ideas between customers seeking certifications, security consultants implementing the standard and auditors and accredited agencies charged with responsibility of certifying the implementation.

0 Administrivia

0.1 Charter
0.1.1 What is BS 7799?
0.1.2 What is appropriate content?
0.1.3 What is inappropriate content?
0.1.4 Is the list moderated?
0.1.5 Who is the moderator?
0.1.6 Do you verify the information on list?

0.2 History
0.2.1 When was the BS 7799 list created?

0.3 List Management
0.3.1 How do I subscribe?
0.3.2 How do I unsubscribe?
0.3.3 How do I disable mail delivery temporarily?
0.3.4 Is the list available in a digest format?
0.3.5 How do I subscribe to the digest?
0.3.6 How do I unsubscribe from the digest?
0.3.7 I seem to not be able to unsubscribe. What is going on?
0.3.8 Can you add a tag like "[BS 7799]" to the subject line of each message?
0.3.9 How can I tell whether i am subscribed to the list?



0 Administrivia
0.1 Charter
0.1.1 What is BS 7799?

The BS 7799 Mailing List is an open information forum for discussing topics relevant to this security standard. Topics include discussion around the roadmap for certification, controls related by the standard, interpretation of controls, compliance requirements and maintenance of certification. Latest enhancement in the standard, tools and templates used by implementers, links and downloads related to BS 7799 literature will also feature here. BS 7799 Mailing list should be a facilitator in enabling active exchange of ideas between customers seeking certifications, security consultants implementing the standard and auditors and accredited agencies charged with responsibility of certifying the implementation.

0.1.2 What is appropriate content?

As a general rule, ask your questions concisely and politely. Post should be respectful, contain no foul language or personal derogatory remarks. When voicing disagreement or dislike for something, again be polite and respectful. Substantiate posting of links/references with a meaningful explanation.
Post Guidelines:

The following are examples of general questions that could be posted to the mailing list:

0.1.3 What is inappropriate content?

0.1.4 Is the list moderated?

Yes.

0.1.5 Who is the moderator?

Jose Varghese <jose.varghese@paladion.net>.
The list moderator(s) are responsible for applying the charter fairly and equally to all received posts. As such the moderators maintain full discretion over deciding what appropriate content for the list is. Please communicate with Jose Varghese regarding any complaints or disputes for resolution.

0.1.6 Do you verify the information on the list?

No, information within list posts are not verified. The moderation process is used to apply the charter and keep the list discussion on topic. The moderators do not verify, endorse, validate, or recommend any solutions, opinions, products posted by members of the list. While moderators make every effort to remove malware from list traffic, moderators cannot be held responsible or liable for any damage caused by a post.

0.2 History
0.2.1 When was the BS 7799 list created?

The BS 7799 SecurityFocus mailing list was launched on September 13, 2005.

0.3 List Management
0.3.1 How do I subscribe?

Send an e-mail message to bs7799-subscribe@securityfocus.com. The contents of the subject or message body do not matter. You will receive a confirmation request message to which you will have to answer.

0.3.2 How do I unsubscribe?

Send an e-mail message to bs7799-unsubscribe@securityfocus.com from the subscribed address. The contents of the subject or message body do not matter. You will receive a confirmation request message to which you will have to answer.

If your email address has changed email listadmin@securityfocus.com and ask to be manually removed.

0.3.3 How do I disable mail delivery temporarily?

Unsubscribe from the list and resubscribe to start receiving mailing list traffic again.

0.3.4 Is the list available in a digest format?

Yes.

0.3.5 How do I subscribe to the digest?

Send an e-mail message to bs7799-digest-subscribe@securityfocus.com. The contents of the subject or message body do not matter. You will receive a confirmation request message to which you will have to answer.

0.3.6 How do I unsubscribe from the digest?

Send an e-mail message to bs7799-digest-unsubscribe@securityfocus.com from the subscribed address. The contents of the subject or message body do not matter. You will receive a confirmation request message to which you will have to answer.

0.3.7 I seem to not be able to unsubscribe. What is going on?

You are probably subscribed from a different address than that from which you are sending commands to the list from. Either send email from the appropriate address or email listadmin@securityfocus.com to be unsubscribed manually.

0.3.8 Can you add a tag like "[BS 7799]" to the subject line of each message?

Not at this time.

0.3.9 How can I tell whether I am subscribed to the list?

Send an e-mail message to bs7799-query@securityfocus.com. If you want to test whether you are subscribed to the digest send an e-mail message to bs7799-digest-query@securityfocus.com.


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