Guide to ISO 27001

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Guide to ISO 27001

Becoming ISO 27001 certified is a major undertaking. If you are feeling unsure about how to create a compliant management system or if you are feeling overwhelmed by the certification process, rest assured you are not alone.

This guide will walk you through the process from start to finish, reducing the time and resources you would usually spend getting certified.

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  • All that you need to know about ISO 27001, and the advantages of having a certified information security management system (ISMS)
  • To create an ISO 27001 certified ISMS with step-by-step guide to certification
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Key Factors to Becoming ISO 27001 Certified

Organizational Commitment

Becoming ISO 27001 certified requires total organizational commitment from the top down, beginning with the leadership team. Having management engage in the certification process is not only an ISO requirement, but is key to a seamless implementation.

Defining Scope

Planning, or lack of can make or break a project. Your ISMS scope must be aligned with your organization’s strategic objectives, client expectations, and available resources to clearly establish the boundaries of your security policy and Statement of Applicability (SoA).

Annex A & the Mandatory Clauses

Having a thorough understanding of the mandatory clauses and Annex A is imperative to developing effective controls, policies and processes as well as accurate versions of required documents.

Monitoring Efficacy & the Audit Cycle

Obtaining ISO 27001 certification is a huge achievement, but that isn’t the end of the road as organizations must be recertified every 3 years. To help stay ahead of the audit cycle, organizations are required to monitor their efficacy and to continually improve the suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness of your ISMS.