The first 4 requirements of the ISO 27001

    Clause 5.3 of ISO 27000 : 27001 The first requirement standard

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    To understand the 1st four requirements of the ISO 27001 we need to understand the context. The context of each organization ensures that they all have a different Information security management systems (ISMS). This creates a big difference gap from company to company in the IT Security area.
    The ISO 27001 Lead implementer training is a key step to close the gap. The ISO 27001 training course helps bringing personalized solutions to implement security techniques to your organization. Every organization has different needs therefore the ISO IEC 27001 certification would bring the standards of information security up to date. This will maintain all the information secured.
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    Here are some of the advantages your organisation can benefit by taking the ISO/IEC 27001 certification:

    • Demonstrate to the market, your clients and third parties a clear commitment concerning the information security. Prove to the world that you are taking cybersecurity as an important part of the global company.
    • Increase your competitive advantage regarding your competitors. ISO 27001 certification will enable you to trade with other organisation within a particular sector.
    • Make your organisation compliant or help to be compliant in specific directive, legislation.
    • Lower the data breach and protect the company’s information and employee’s data.

    There are many other benefits and reasons why going forward to the ISO 27001 certification. Here is a list of some big companies that are ISO 27001 certified:

    • Microsoft
    • Verizon
    • Apple
    • Google
    • Intel
    • Amazon

    Lets go deeper in the first four requirements of the standard.

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    4.1 Understanding the organization and its context

    “The organisation shall determine external and internal issues that are relevant to its purpose and that affect its ability to achieve the intended outcome(s) of its information security management system.”

    An organization that wants to be ISO 27001 compliant should at least:

    • Be able to demonstrate that its ISMS is aligned with its mission, its objectives and business strategies.
    • Identify and document the organization’s activities, functions, services, products, partnerships, supply chains and relationships with interested parties.
    • Define the external and internal factors that can influence the ISMS.
    • Recognize and take into account issues related to information security within their industrial sector such as risk, legal and regulatory obligations and customer requirements.
    • Establish and document objectives for the ISMS.

    As both the external and internal issues will change over time, the issues and their influence on the scope, constraints and requirements of the ISMS should be reviewed regularly.

     

    4.2 Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties

    “The organization shall determine:
    1. Interested parties that are relevant to the information security management system; and
    2. The requirements of those interested parties relevant to information security.” 
    1. An organisation is a structured entity and is usually registered with a government body. This may be, for example: a company, institution, charity, self-employed, an association or a combination thereof. An organization can be public or private.
    2. That said, the use of ‘organisation’ in ISO/IEC 27001 can refer to a component of a registered or otherwise formally established entity, i.e. a separate department, business function, specific geographic location (such as an organization’s data center, but excluding their separate admin offices).
    3. “Infrastructure” can be used as a synonym of “supporting asset” as defined by ISO/IEC 27005.
    4. The organization’s requirements may come from different interested parties. They can be explicit (defined by contracts, agreements, regulations) or implicit (not documented).
    It is really important to understand the organisational chart of the organisation but also the indirect/informal links (Who is influencing whom?).
     
     

    4.3 Determining the scope of the information security management system

    “The organization shall determine the boundaries and applicability of the information security management system to establish its scope.
    When determining this scope, the organization shall consider:
    1. the external and internal issues referred to in 4.1;
    2. the requirements referred to in 4.2; and
    3. interfaces and dependencies between activities performed by the organization, and those that are performed by other organizations.
    The scope shall be available as documented information.”
    Some topics which should be considered when making the initial decisions regarding the ISMS scope include:
    • What are the mandates for ISMS established by the organizational management and the obligations imposed externally on the organization?
    • Is the responsibility held by more than one management team?
    • How will the ISMS-related documents be communicated throughout the organization?
      Can the current management systems support the organization’s needs.
    To establish the scope of an ISMS, a multi-step approach can be followed:
    • Determine the preliminary scope.
    • Determine the refined scope.
    • Determine the final scope.
    • Approve the scope.
    Besides, documented information describing the scope should include:
    • The organizational scope, boundaries and interfaces.
    • The information and communication technology scope, boundaries and interfaces.
    • The physical scope, boundaries and interfaces.

     

    4.4 Information security management system

    “The organization shall establish, implement, maintain and continually improve an information security management system, in accordance with the requirements of this International Standard.”
    An organization wishing to comply with ISO/IEC 27001 shall at least:
    1. Obtain management commitment and authorization to implement the ISMS.
    2. Obtain the resources needed to implement and maintain the ISMS.
    Keeping all the requirements has to be an effort from all the management levels. The support of the organization is key to maintain the ISO 27001.
     
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    Keeping all the requirements has to be an effort from all the management levels. The support of the organization is key to maintain the ISO 27001.

    In case you want to know more about our ISO IEC 27001 Lead Implementation courses you can find more information here.

    To sum up, ISO/IEC 27001 certification is the best solution to ensure your commitment in cybersecurity and decrease the data breach of your organisation. It ensures that the business security risk is managed cost-effectively and does the thing the correct way.

    At Ataya partners academy we provide the best learning enviroment in our professional trainings.
    Our ISO / IEC 27001 Course you will learn about ISMS Information Management Sistem Security and Information technology.
    We offer reduced size classes for our professional training in order to provide the best enviroment. Our professors are always open to questions during the sessions.
    The certification courses  have an interactive in person approach. We will make sure you have all the tools to succeed.
    ISMS trainings are a great way to learn about security systems and how to maintain International Standards inside your company.
    Risk management has to be considered a priority for every company dealing with sensity information.
    Improving Information Security Management  Sistems will help keeping your company secure.
     

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