What is ISO 27001 & why it is required ?




An International Standard has been created so you can establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and improve your Information Security Management System (ISMS). This system is critical for organizations as it determines how sensitive data is protected. An ISMS requires commitment from the company before an IT department can construct it – being informed of the benefits it will provide before engaging in this venture. The most successful management system occurs when people across departments work together as one unit towards common goals. To do this efficiently – each individual and their tasks must be identified from start to finish; business policies need to be established; code developers need information about documentation standards, and finally, communication channels will open up that allows everyone on board the ship to hear the messages passing by loudly & clearly. With all these elements incorporated – you’ll be able to attain perfect operation without fail or glitches!

The world has evolved dramatically throughout history. However, the need for continued evolvement is inevitable and persistent; in order to prepare accordingly, one can never be too prepared. Our entire lives revolve around this idea- the need to keep up or else you’ll find yourself out of a job. Keeping your career stable while also trying to lead a successful life- it’s easier said than done.

Just think about all those high-tech start-ups dominating Silicon Valley right now, filling that void left when corporations move overseas with ideas and manpower. Things change rapidly nowadays; you could go from unheard of to million-dollar startup overnight thanks to some clever combination you came up with through days spent battling inside of cubicles away from society; putting your name out there only for it to barely stick if you don’t work diligently on it every day- just waiting for someone else who will feel inspired by what they see from you.

Why ISO regulation is required 

Businesses are full of risks, and to ensure competitiveness and the achievement of objectives, organizations should do their best to identify, evaluate, and treat all of them – or, at least, the most relevant ones. This is called risk management, which can vary from subconscious decisions to fully aware choices based on complex methodologies and data arrangements, applicable to a wide variety of risk fields, including risks related to information security. The very nature of risks makes risk management a complex job, but it is often mystified unnecessarily, and many organizations make this process even more difficult by adopting needless or extremely complex activities

ISO 27001 risk Assessment and Management  plan

Although risk assessment and treatment is a complex job, we will summarize it in these 6 basic steps:

  1. ISO 27001 risk assessment methodology: You need to define rules for how you are going to perform the risk assessment to ensure that the whole organization does it the same way.
  2. Risk assessment implementation: Once you know the rules, you can start identifying the potential problems that could arise, and determining which ones are unacceptable and must be treated – you need to identify, analyze, and evaluate the risks.
  3. Risk treatment implementation: This is where you need to get creative and figure out how to decrease the risks with minimal investment. It is possible to achieve the same result with less money – and this paper will show you ways to do just that.
  4. ISMS Risk Assessment Report: Unlike the previous steps, this one is quite boring – you need to document everything you’ve done so far. You aren’t only doing this for the auditors; you may want to check out these results for yourself in a year or two.
  5. Statement of Applicability: This document summarizes the results of the risk treatment. It is very important because the certification auditor will use it as the main guideline for the audit.
  6. Risk Treatment Plan: This is the step where you must move from theory to practice, going from a purely theoretical job to showing some concrete results. You’ll need to define exactly who is going to implement each control, in what timeframe, within what budget, etc.

More to follow …… 




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Aquil Ahmad

SysYork Technologies

Dynamic & Details -Oriented with over 17 years of experience ranging from  IT Security, IT Service Operations, End User Services, Remote Infrastructure Management, Data Center Operations, Customer Relationship Management, Service Desk Operations, Cyber Risk and Compliance Management to Third Party Vendor Management .

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