What is Baseline Security
Method of selecting security measures for implementation within a company,
based upon measures used in similar organisations that are generally accepted to
Implementation of Baseline Security throughout a company provides a common
basis for units to develop, implement and measure effective information security
management and practice. It also provides confidence in inter-unit/inter-company
The International Standard for Information Security Management (ISO/IEC
17799) provides a list of baseline controls which should be implemented. Many of
these basic principles apply to smaller organisations as well as to large
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