We hear about the mounting danger posed by cyber threats on a daily basis. But these threats are no longer just threats – they pose real risks that require real interventions to protect businesses from the damaging consequences of cyber attacks.
The onus is on organizations’ leadership to ensure that those cyber risks are constantly monitored, and to provide the necessary resources to deal with them in an effective manner. Businesses must take a systematic approach to protecting key information assets, such as trade secrets, intellectual property, customer data, and other information.
ISO 27001 is an international standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which describes how to manage the risks to your organization’s information using an information security management system (ISMS).
Organisations around the world have come to realize that a well-managed ISMS can protect their information assets. A 13% global growth rate in ISO 27001 registrations is testament to that.
So just exactly how does ISO 27001 work?
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 formally specifies a management system for controlling and managing information security. It covers people (employees, stakeholders, managers), processes, and technology, and requires a process of continual improvement (because risks are dynamic, especially in cybersecurity).
By providing the framework and best-practice methodology for managing information risks, ISO 27001 offers organizations the ability to achieve an accredited registration (or certification) and benefit from the independent assurance that registration provides.
How should you go about implementing ISO 27001?
Businesses that plan to get registered to ISO 27001 are required to follow a certain number of steps, such as:
- securing leadership commitment and support for the project;
- developing the scope for the registration;
- conducting staff awareness training about information security;
- performing an information security risk assessment;
- developing a series of responses or actions to treat the identified risks;
- implementing a set of policies and procedures that serve as risk management controls;
- monitoring and measuring the ISMS (to ensure that the controls are working effectively);
- reporting on the performance of the ISMS;
- conducting an internal management system audit;
- establishing a management review process;
- applying for registration, which includes a stage 1 and stage 2 audit by an independent registrar.
How quickly can all this be done?
Depending on the complexity and size of the organization, an ISO 27001 ISMS can be developed and rolled out in as little as three months. The IT Governance Online FastTrack™ Consultancy is designed to do exactly that. Designed for the smaller business, this fixed-price online consultancy package offers complete ISO 27001 registration readiness in just three months.
The FastTrack™ service covers the risk assessment, development of ISMS documentation, staff security awareness training, management review meeting, internal audit, support during the registration audit, and selection of an accredited registrar – all of which are delivered online.
The ISO 27001 Online FastTrack™ Consultancy service is offered remotely and is available to organizations worldwide, which means that all associated travelling and consultancy expenses have been eliminated. It has been specifically designed for organizations in a single physical office location and with fewer than 20 employees.
We are so confident in our approach that we offer our clients a 100% registration guarantee.
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