ISO27001 – Control 5.6 – Contact with Special Interest Groups

By |2024-04-11T14:58:45+01:00April 15th, 2024|Information Security, ISO 27001 Controls|

ISO27001 - Control 5.6 - Contact with Special Interest Groups Control The organization shall establish and maintain contact with special interest groups or other specialist security forums and professional associations. What this means As an organization, it's important to establish and maintain contact with special interest groups, security forums, and professional associations related to information security. Why is this important? The goal is to ensure there is an appropriate flow of information when it comes to information security. How can you do this? Here are some [...]

ISO27001 – Control 5.4 – Management Responsibilities

By |2024-03-11T12:09:45+00:00March 12th, 2024|Information Security, ISO 27001 Controls|

ISO27001 - Control 5.4 - Management Responsibilities Control Management should require all personnel to apply information security in accordance with the established information security policy, topic-specific policies and procedures of the organisation. What this means   For an organisation to effectively protect its information assets, it's not enough to just have security policies and procedures in place. The employees and personnel who handle that information daily need to be aware of the policies and diligent about following them. But ensuring this level of security awareness and [...]

ISO27001 – Control 5.3 – Segregation of Duties

By |2024-03-05T11:27:19+00:00March 5th, 2024|Information Security, ISO 27001 Controls|

ISO27001 - Control 5.3 - Segregation of Duties Control Conflicting duties and conflicting areas of responsibility should be segregated. What this means The purpose of this control is to ensure appropriate segregation of duties is in place to reduce the risks of fraudulent activities, human errors, and intentional bypassing of security controls that could compromise an organisation's information assets. In any organisation, there are certain roles and responsibilities that should never be combined under a single individual. This is because concentrating too many roles or privileges [...]

ISO27001 – Control 5.2 – Information Security Roles and Responsibilities

By |2024-03-01T15:01:23+00:00March 1st, 2024|ISO 27001 Controls|

ISO27001 - Control 5.2 - Information Security Roles and Responsibilities Control Information security roles and responsibilities should be defined and allocated according to the organization needs. What this means The purpose of this control is to ensure there is a formal approved structure for managing, implementing, and operating the information security management system (ISMS). When assigning security roles and responsibilities, an organisation should align responsibilities with the overarching information security policy and any other specific security policies. Common roles and responsibilities that should be covered include: [...]

ISO27001 – Control 5.1 – Policies for Information Security

By |2024-02-21T15:08:20+00:00February 21st, 2024|ISO 27001 Controls|

ISO27001 - Control 5.1 - Policies for Information Security Control Information security policy and topic-specific policies should be defined, approved by management, published, communicated to and acknowledged by relevant personnel and relevant interested parties, and reviewed at planned intervals and if significant changes occur. What this means This control is all about the importance of having robust security information policies in place and reviewing them regularly. Information security policies provide the foundation for managing risks and protecting information assets and there are certain policies required by [...]

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