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Your guide to ISO 27001

A collection of helpful guides to help you improve your understanding of specific standards and their impacts on your business.

What is ISO:27001?

ISO Definition

The International Standard For Information Security (ISO 27001), defines best practices for how your organisation's information security management system (ISMS) should manage information security risks. This standard covers Policies, procedures and staff training.

What ISO 27001 aims to protect you from:

The kind of information risks your ISMS may face are:

  • Hacks
  • Cyber attacks
  • Theft
  • Data leaks

Being certified in this standard does not guarantee you won’t be a victim of these attacks however it does prove that your organisation has implemented the best practices in order to be secure and trustworthy when handling data. 

How being ISO compliant will benefit your organisation

1. Boosts your organisation’s credibility

Being certified in ISO 27001 gives your organisation credibility. This gives existing clients and new, the reassurance that you have gone above and beyond with your information security.

2. Reduces the risk of data breaches

The threat of cyber attacks is growing and will only get worse. Being the victim of a data breach not only tarnishes your existing relationships with clients but is extremely costly for an organisation. When By being certified with ISO 27001 your risk of a data breach is significantly reduced.

3. Saves you time

Due to the nature of ISO and the standard, all of the annex controls and requirements all must have someone.

 

  • Responsible
  • Accountable
  • Supporting
  • Consulted
  • Informed

 

RASCI, is the anagram for the distribution of responsibility. By having each control owned by individuals, this makes keeping the corresponding documentation both up to date and correct. When it comes to both internal and external audits of your ISO implementation, this distribution of responsibility results in an ease of management and implementation.

How you can get ISO 27001 certified with Inverifi

Inverifi has been designed from the ground up to help you pass your audits, simplify compliance and align your people.

 

A core part of Inverifi’ ethos is User Experience (UX), this is how we will simplify your compliance. If members of your organisation actually read through your policies, that’s the first step towards a compliant organisation.

 

Before Inverifi was built, we had an internal issue where people would not be reading policies or it was just not easy and straightforward. This issue is what drove our focus towards UX being a priority, this focus has already been praised both internally and externally.

FAQ

What are the requirements of ISO:27001?

 

  • Scope of the Information Security Management System
  • Information security policy and objectives
  • Statement of Applicability
  • Risk Treatment Plan
  • Risk assessment and risk treatment report
  • Definition of security roles and responsibilities
  • Inventory of assets
  • Acceptable use of assets
  • Access control policy
  • Operating procedures for IT management
  • Secure system engineering principles
  • Supplier security policy
  • Incident management procedure
  • Business continuity procedures
  • Legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements
  • Records of training, skills, experience and qualifications
  • Monitoring and measurement of results
  • Internal audit programme and results
  • Results of the management review
  • Non-conformities and results of corrective actions

 

What are the three principles of ISO 27001?

 

  • Confidentiality 
  • Integrity
  • Availability