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Are You Meeting ISO 27000 Standards for Information Security Management?

The ISO 27000 standard was developed by The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and International Standards Organization (ISO). The ISO 27000 is an industry standard and internationally accepted for information security management.

The ISO 27000 family provides an extensive list of requirements and codes of practice. Of which, ISO 27001 is a specification that sets out the specific requirements that must be followed that a companies information security management system (ISMS) can be audited and certified against.

All the other ISO 27000 standards are codes of practice. Therefore ISO 27002, 27003, 27004, 27005, and 27006 will provide non-mandatory but considered as best practice guidelines that companies can choose to follow as required.

With the surge of hack's and website breaches that have involved many large organizations and their customers information being obtained and leaked has cause for many to realize that no matter how protected you think you are it may require much more consideration than previously thought. This is why there is legislation and requirements in place to help protect that data and all consumers from having their data stolen. As such all companies dealing with sensitive information must comply with the following regulations.

The ISO 27001 currently will help any organization to protect information and is increasingly being adopted and many are now choosing to be compliant regardless of the implementation costs that may be required.

There are many agencies that exist who will perform independent and expert reviews on current systems in place to help show pitfalls and compare against the current industry standards. The benefits of becoming compliant for a business can be that after any iso 27001 gap analysis, based on the information that is obtained from the review an information security framework can be established and recommendations can be made to help bring the security levels up to an industry standard and being accredited with certification can be very advantageous for customers. Once the security levels have been raised there will be an option to educate internal staff with the knowledge to help maintain and progress the internal security infrastructure.

Although being compliant with the ISO 27001 requirements there are other legislative requirements that exist for any company who are store, process or transmit payment card data must be compliant within the following areas of information security management known as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (DSS PCI).

This is just the beginning of the requirements on not just companies but local councils and anyone who is dealing with sensitive information. As technology is ever advancing and changing the legislation and requirements are updating and keep up-to-date to ensure that there is minimal risk to users information.

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Mandatory documents required by ISO 27001

Security Management Systems (ISMS) scope
ISMS policy and objectives
Risk assessment methodology
Risk assessment report
Statement of Applicability
Risk treatment plan
Description of how to measure effectiveness of controls
Procedure for document management
Controls for record management
Procedure for internal audit
Procedure for corrective action
Procedure for preventive action

Records required by the standard:

Records related to effectiveness of the ISMS
Records of management decisions
Records of significant security incidents
Records of training, skills, experience and qualifications
Results of internal audit
Results of management review
Results of corrective actions
Results of preventive actions

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