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What is the ISO standard that helps entities to implement security processes, concepts in the application security field ?

  • I Googled "security processes, concepts in the application security field" and got many links to ISO/IEC 27034. Please do some research before posting here else your answers will end up being links to well-known resources (like the answer you accepted). – schroeder Apr 29 '18 at 22:45
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You are looking for the ISO/IEC 27034-1:2011. The target audience is:

The following audiences will benefit from ISO/IEC 27034 while carrying out their designated organizational roles:

a) managers;
b) provisioning and operation teams;
c) acquisition personnel;
d) suppliers; and
e) auditors

To understand what this norm is actually for, read the following quote:

The purpose of ISO/IEC 27034 is to assist organizations in integrating security seamlessly throughout the life cycle of their applications by:
a) providing concepts, principles, frameworks, components and processes;
b) providing process-oriented mechanisms for establishing security requirements, assessing security risks, assigning a Targeted Level of Trust and selecting corresponding security controls and verification measures
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c) providing guidelines for establishing acceptance criteria to organizations outsourcing the development or operation of applications, and for organizations purchasing from third-party applications;
d) providing process-oriented mechanisms for determining, generating and collecting the evidence needed to demonstrate that their applications can be used securely under a defined environment;
e) supporting the general concepts specified in ISO/IEC 27001 and assisting with the satisfactory implementation of information security based on a risk management approach; and
f) providing a framework that helps to implement the security controls specified in ISO/IEC 27002 and other standards.

ISO/IEC 27034:
a) applies to the underlying software of an application and to contributing factors that impact its security, such as data, technology, application development life cycle processes, supporting processes and actors; and
b) applies to all sizes and all types of organizations (e.g. commercial enterprises, government agencies, non-profit organizations) exposed to risks associated with applications.

But:

ISO/IEC 27034does not:

a) provide guidelines for physical and network security;
b) provide controls or measurements; or
c) provide secure coding specifications for any programming language.

All controls can be found in ISO/IEC 27002 and other standards. Read more towards that in ISO/IEC 27000 and 27001.

All quotes are taken from: ISO/IEC 27034-1:2011(en) Information technology — Security techniques — Application security.

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