Because of the widespread nature of the data storage and protection, you will need to involve all levels of management and all areas of your organization to implement and maintain a system of effective information security management (ISMS). Information security is as much about people as technology.
To achieve accreditation you will need to create an internal information security forum and use the services of external consultants or technical experts to provide guidance and support through implementation and certification process.
You will need to appoint an accredited certification body to conduct an independent assessment of your information security management system. ACS Registrars has been audited and accredited by UKAS to provide certification to ISO 27001. Your organization, your customers and partners will feel confident that you have a competent ISMS audited with the requirements of international standards. Contact us to find out more.
ISO 27001 controls
To implement a powerful system and can be done you will need to consider the following:
- Determine the scope of the system
- Defining your information security policy
- Establish security objectives business
- Conduct an information security risk assessment
- Formulate a risk treatment plan
- Choose the most suitable control methods
- Establish policies and procedures
- Carry out an internal review and internal audit
- Monitor the performance of the controls to identify opportunities for improvement.
- Audit Certification
When you are satisfied that the documentation and processes are in place, then you are ready for your first examination. The auditor will review the documentation and make sure that the procedures are being followed throughout the organization.
If there are areas that need to be corrected, this should be done before you are issued a certificate of ISO 27001.
Regular ISO 27001 Audit Procedures
Audits can be performed by a number of certification bodies. However, it is important to note that not all organizations are UKAS accredited audit. If you are not using UKAS accredited auditor certification you could end up being worthless.