ISO 27001 Compliance Made Easy With Apptega
ISO/EIC 27001 is an internationally recognized set of standards to guide your information security management systems (ISMS).Learn More
Some industries make ISO 27001 compliance part of industry standards, but even without the requirement, it’s a great foundation for ISMS management.Learn More
You can use Apptega to simplify ISO 27001 compliance and prepare your organization to successfully complete an audit for certification.Learn More
Check out this ISO 27001 compliance guide to learn how you can adopt ISO controls to create, implement, and manage your ISMS to reduce cyber risks.Learn More
ISO 27001 is an international standard that demonstrates to your clients, key stakeholders, and the public you have implemented an effective ISMS to protect data.Learn More
ISO 27001 is part of the ISO 27000 series. These standards are internationally respected for developing, implementing, and managing an ISMS.Learn More
There are seven core areas you must demonstrate compliance to become ISO 27001 certified, ranging from organizational context to plans for improvement.Learn More
There are 114 ISO 27001 controls organized across 14 categories. You do not have to implement all 114 controls to become ISO 27001 certified.Learn More
Want to know which steps you can take to become ISO 27001 certified? Check out this quick reference to begin your ISO 27001 compliance journey.Learn More
ISO 27001 audits happen in two stages: 1. documentation, policy, and process review, and 2. evaluation of practices and controls to see if they meet ISO requirements.Learn More
Want to know if your organization should become ISO 27001 certified? Check out this and other blogs to explore the benefits of ISO 27001 compliance.Learn More
Want to learn more about best practices to pass your ISO 27001 audit? Check out this and other webinars.Learn More
Apptega can help you simplify compliance with multiple frameworks, including cross-walking your ISO 27001 standards with other frameworks.Learn More
Searching for tools, guidance, and assistance with ISO 27001? Try the ISO 27001 Marketplace.Learn More
Have questions about ISO 27001? This FAQ provides answers to many of the most common questions.Learn More
ISO 27001 is a widely used framework that consists of policies and processes you can use to implement legal, technical and physical controls to enhance your organization’s risk management processes.
If you’re looking to protect your organization’s information security systems, you can use Apptega to automate ISO 27001 controls to achieve compliance including:
ISO 27001 was borne from a collaboration between the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), who united to develop a standardized system to guide the development, implementation, and management processes related to Information Security Management System (ISMS). ISO 27001 creates a unified approach for information security—one that can help your organization deal with an increasing number of vulnerabilities and security issues.
Today, ISO 27001, which is the first of 12 standards in the ISO 27000 set, consists of 114 controls organized into 14 categories. You do not have to implement all 114 controls, but they should be considered as part of your information security program. Your organization can use these controls to mitigate a wide range of security risks, including facilitating an assessment of how well you meet certain information security standards and where there are gaps, while serving as a guidepost for scaling your information security processes.
Many organizations choose ISO 27001 as a foundation for building an information security program, which can then be enhanced by adding controls and recommendations from other frameworks. The controls can also be customized for your organization’s unique and specific needs. It’s a great way to show your clients, the general public, and your key stakeholders that you take information security seriously and are committed to protecting data within your organization.
There are six core criteria areas for ISO 270001: leadership, planning, support, operation, performance evaluation, and improvement. To become ISO 27001 compliant, you must meet certain requirements in each of those six areas. ISO 27001 certification is not a mandatory process, although some industries may require it. Nonetheless, many organizations find it beneficial to implement ISO 27001 controls to build a strong information security framework to protect sensitive data and other information.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is not involved in the ISO 27001 certification process. It develops the standards from which external certification bodies can issues certifications.
ISO 27001, in general, is not a mandatory certification process, however, some industries require it as part of contractual or other legal obligations. While it may not be mandatory for your organization to become ISO 27001 certified, you may find it brings a number of benefits to your organizational security posture, especially if you’re just starting out building an information security program or if you’re looking for ways to identify gaps in your existing processes and mature your program as your organization scales.
To become ISO 27001 certified, you will need to complete a successful ISO 27001 audit. This process will include a review of your organization’s information security policies, implemented practices, and security infrastructure.
Want to know more about if ISO 27001 certification is right for you? Check out this blog.
ISO 27001 provides a foundation from which you can build and then mature an information security program for your organization. It can help you create, implement, monitor, and manage your information security management system (ISMS).
In this compliance guide, you’ll learn more about the 114 optional controls outlined in ISO 27001 and how you can adapt them to protect your ISMS.
Download this guide to learn more about the implementation steps including:
The guide will also walk you through ISO 27001 certification requirements and explain what you can expect during an ISO 270001 audit.
“We evaluated a variety of platforms and found many to be too complex and hard to use. In Apptega, we found an ideal fit for our need to align our cybersecurity program with leading frameworks and efficiently address the gaps to undergo a thorough audit and achieve certification.”
Like many security and compliance frameworks, there are a number of benefits of adopting the ISO 27001 as part of your organizational information security program.
For starters, ISO 27001 is a great starting point for developing your information security processes and policies. As an international standard, you’ll know that you’re developing a program that’s been tested and is respected by organizations of all sizes, crossing multiple industries, around the world.
ISO 27001 controls can help you improve the stability, reliability, and security of your ISMS. Not only can this help you build trust with your clients and key stakeholders, it can also help you establish practices that decrease your chance of a breach, thereby potentially avoiding the impact of heavy fines and other civil or criminal penalties. Data breach avoidance is also a great way to help protect your organization’s brand and reputation because significant damage such as loss of revenue, loss of customers, and potentially even business failure can result from even just one successful breach.
In some cases, you may find having an ISO 27001 certification gives you a competitive advantage, helping you attract and retain clients who trust that you take information security seriously and you’re implementing security controls to keep sensitive data safe.
Here are a few other important benefits of getting an ISO 27001 certification:
There are 14 control sets outlined in ISO 27001 Annex A. Each of these control sets has several controls within each, totaling 114 controls. It is not mandatory to implement all 114 controls for your organization, but they can serve as guidance to build and mature your program. Let’s take a quick look at each control set and explore what they’re designed to do:
As with other frameworks, ISO 27001 can help you establish policies and create standards and controls that can help you build a strong information security program. From there, you can demonstrate accountability and compliance by becoming ISO 27001 certified.
Here’s a high-level look at some of the steps you can take to become ISO 27001 certified.
For many organizations, the word “audit” instantly incites dread. You know you’ll have resources and employees tied up throughout the evaluation. You’ll need lots of proof and documentation about your practices. Your team members will need to be available to address issues and answer questions. And, you may worry about the impact of potential findings.ISO 27001 audits happen in two stages: The first reviews your documentation for compliance. The second evaluates your practices and controls, which, if compliant, pave the way for your ISO 27001 certification.Since knowledge is power, understanding what happens during in ISO 27001 audit can help you prepare, ensure you have adequate resources and documentation, and ease some of the worry. Here’s a quick look at what your ISO 27001 audit might look like:
Your ISMS auditor will set the scope of focus for your audit, including identification of all areas outside of audit scope.
The auditor will review audit evidence as it relates to information risks and related requirements.
The audit scope will be further specified, often as a checklist.
After evidence is reviewed, results are compiled in a report
This is where the auditor(s) should gather audit evidence as outlined by the plan checklist. Tests may be performed to evaluate performance and to validate evidence as collected.
The ISO 27000 series is designed to help you keep your data safe. This includes asset management such as financial data, customer data, employee information, intellectual property and more. By becoming ISO 27001 certified, you can demonstrate organizational commitment to data security and information security management. ISO certification in itself is not mandatory, however, many industries require it as a part of other standards or regulations. Even if it’s not a requirement, you may wonder if your organization would benefit from an ISO certification. Check out this blog to learn if an ISO 27001 certification may be right for you.Read More
Organizations of all sizes now face an increasing number of third-party risks that often originate within or span across the supply chain. Unfortunately, one missed vendor risk assessment or review could have devastating effects on your business. A single breach could result in thousands of dollars in fines and penalties—if not more—along with customer loss and brand and reputation damage. The ISO 27001 framework can help you effectively mitigate many of the risk often overlooked or unmanaged within your supply chain. Read part 1 of this blog to learn more about security frameworks and supply chain management.Read More
From NIST 800-30 to ISO 27001, there are a variety of cybersecurity frameworks you can use to help address information security and other issues within your supply chain. But how do you know which framework is right for you and which one can help you meet your compliance and regulatory requirements. In part two of this supply chain blog, you can take a deeper dive into framework types including information about why organizations increasingly need third-party risk frameworks to help keep their information and data safe. Read this blog to take a closer look at third-party risks and how you can identify and mitigate them.Read More
Your IT team can address the increased due diligence requests and questionnaires from your customers faster and easier with customer-driven cybersecurity supported by a cybersecurity framework management solution.
In this webinar, you’ll also learn:
1) How you can address challenges of building a stronger cybersecurity program with limited resources
2) How to build and maintain programs like SOC 2 and ISO 270001
3) How to build, manage, and report on your cybersecurity without adding staff
4) How to efficiently manage your entire cybersecurity lifecycle
In this webinar, cybersecurity experts share their experiences being involved in audit processes for organizations around the globe.
You’ll also learn more about:
1) Some of the potential pitfalls you may encounter during your audit
2) How you can mitigate risks for your audit
3) How to successfully pass your audit
4) Time-saving tips to help you better engage with your auditors
5) How to provide accurate, detailed information your auditors need with ease
Simplify your company compliance in Apptega with multiple cybersecurity and business continuity frameworks, including ISO 27001. Using Harmony, Apptega’s intelligent framework mapping capability, you can automatically crosswalk and consolidate all of your framework controls, sub-controls, activities, and resources.
In addition to easily cross-walking multiple frameworks within the Apptega solution, you can also streamline tasks and manage roles and responsibilities. Apptega’s dashboard gives you instant, easy-to-understand insight into the status of your ISO 27001 compliance helps you quickly identify areas where you need more attention.
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