Information Security Roles and Responsibilities in ISO 27001

By |2024-07-14T12:47:50+01:00July 15th, 2024|BUSINESS, Information Security, ISO27001 Certification|

Information Security Roles and Responsibilities in ISO 27001 ISO 27001 is the international standard for information security management systems (ISMS). A key aspect of implementing ISO 27001 is clearly defining roles and responsibilities related to information security and the management system. This ensures that all aspects of the ISMS are properly managed and that there's accountability throughout the organisation. There are some common roles which should be considered in every organisation considering obtaining ISO27001 Certification and they are: 1. Top Management - This could be Board [...]

What is Threat Intelligence?

By |2024-06-10T11:22:40+01:00June 10th, 2024|Cyber Security, Information Security, ISO 27001 Controls|

What is Threat Intelligence? Very simply put, threat intelligence is the ways and means of finding out about new cyber threats globally and working out whether they are relevant to your organisation. We all know that cyber attackers are continually growing new ways to threaten businesses and gain an advantage whether that is through access to data or financial information. All organisations should have methods in place to support their threat intelligence framework. This can be something as simple as signing up for newsletters from respected [...]

Do I need special Software to get ISO27001?

By |2024-05-31T14:05:39+01:00May 20th, 2024|Information Security, ISO27001 Implementation|

This is a question we get asked regularly "Is the software that is designed to monitor ISo27001 worth the investment?" If your organisation is ISO 27001 certified, you know how important it is to have a systematic approach for monitoring and managing your information security policies and controls. While there are software solutions specifically designed for this purpose, some organisations opt to use spreadsheets to track their compliance efforts. Let's look at the pros and cons of each approach. Dedicated ISO 27001 Compliance Software The advantages [...]

How to create an effective Policy

By |2024-05-06T11:37:26+01:00May 6th, 2024|Information Security, policies and procedures|

Creating Effective Policy and Procedure Documents Having well-written and easy-to-follow policies is crucial for ensuring consistency and compliance within an organisation. However knowing what the format should look like can be a challenge and getting it wrong means lots of changes. We've written hundred of policies for clients and so I am going to share our format for creating easy to understand and follow policies. Here's the structure we use for creating effective policy documents: Front Cover I know a lot of people think that having [...]

Demystifying ISO 27001: Your Simple Project Guide

By |2024-04-26T18:29:52+01:00April 29th, 2024|ISO27001 Implementation|

Demystifying ISO 27001: Your Simple Project Guide Embarking on the journey towards ISO 27001 certification for your business can seem like a daunting project. However, with the right approach and understanding, achieving this milestone can be a rewarding and transformative experience. Let's delve into how ISO 27001 can be viewed as a project and how you can navigate through it successfully. Project Planning Phase Setting Objectives: Just like any project, defining clear objectives is crucial. Identify why you are pursuing ISO 27001 certification and what outcomes [...]

Embracing Least Privilege for Stronger Information Security

By |2024-03-29T12:00:15+00:00April 1st, 2024|Cyber Security, ISO 27001 Controls|

Embracing Least Privilege for Stronger Information Security The principle of least privilege is a fundamental concept in information security that aims to restrict user access rights to only what is essential for performing their job role. By granting users the minimum level of access necessary, organisations can significantly reduce the risk of accidental or intentional misuse of sensitive data and systems. Least Privilege requires software and folders to be managed in a way that each user's access can be restricted to that information that they need [...]

ISO27001 – Control 5.2 – Information Security Roles and Responsibilities

By |2024-04-19T16:39:05+01:00March 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: [...]

How to Choose an ISO27001 Certification Body

By |2024-01-03T12:48:35+00:00January 3rd, 2024|ISO27001 Certification|

Choosing the Right ISO 27001 Certification Body Gaining ISO 27001 certification evidences that your organisation has implemented a robust information security management system (ISMS). A key decision to make on your ISO 27001 journey is selecting which certification body to work with for the formal certification process. Here are some tips on choosing the best ISO 27001 certification body for your needs: Make Sure They Are UKAS Accredited The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) provides oversight to certification bodies operating in the UK. Confirm that potential [...]

What is the purpose of Internal Audit for ISO27001 Certification?

By |2023-12-07T17:09:27+00:00December 7th, 2023|Internal Audit, ISO27001 Certification, ISO27001 Implementation|

What is the purpose of Internal Audit for ISO27001 Certification? The Key Role of Internal Audits in ISO 27001 Compliance Obtaining ISO 27001 certification provides numerous benefits for organisations, demonstrating that your organisations is serious about information security. To achieve certification, an extensive information security management system (ISMS) needs to be implemented and rigorously maintained. A crucial component for maintaining an effective ISMS as required by ISO 27001 is conducting regular comprehensive internal audits. Internal audits examine all aspects of your security controls, policies, and procedures [...]

ISO 27001 – Risk Assessment Requirements

By |2023-11-23T12:18:47+00:00November 23rd, 2023|Risk Assessment|

ISO27001 - Risk Assessment Requirements Managing Risk: A Core Element of ISO 27001 Certification For organisations seeking ISO 27001 certification, implementing a comprehensive risk management program is essential for obtaining the certification. ISO 27001 requires a formal risk assessment policy and procedure to be in place. This can be a bit intimidating when you haven't done any formal risk management practices before. But remember that you are managing risk as a business owner or department head all the time. You may not see it that way [...]

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