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Monday, 14 May 2018

ISO 27001 Information Security Management

There is increasing pressure from customers to show that any supplier (external provider) has a robust information security management system is in place to ensure that data is kept confidential, integrity is assured and is available when required.  This C I A is the cornerstone of the information security management standard ISO 27001.

The standard consists of a number of requirements (using Annex SL)
ISO27001:2013 - Requirements

  1. Scope
  2. Normative references
  3. Terms and definitions
  4. Context of the organization
  5. Leadership
  6. Planning
  7. Support
  8. Operation
  9. Performance evaluation
  10. Improvement

However the nuts and bolts of the system is contained in ISO 27002 Code of practice
ISO27002:2013 – Code of Practice

  1. Scope
  2. Normative references
  3. Terms and definitions 
  4. Structure of this standard
  5. Information security policies
  6. Organization of information security
  7. Human resource security
  8. Asset management
  9. Access control
  10. Cryptography
  11. Physical and environmental security
  12. Operations security
  13. Communications security
  14. System acquisition, development and maintenance
  15. Supplier relationships
  16. Information security incident management
  17. Information security aspects of business continuity management
  18. Compliance

Once these requirements have been met an independent and Accredited Certification Body will assess the system and if compliant will issue a certificate.

The certificate issued in the UK by a UKAS accredited certification body is recognised world- wide and confirms that the holder takes information security seriously and can be trusted to look after data.

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