Information security is a global problem that affects international trade, mobile communications, social networks, and all the systems and services that make up our digital world and national infrastructures. Information security management is a critical issue. It involves using and managing policies, procedures, controls, control measures, and supporting apps, services, and technologies. Information security management must be effective, appropriate, and appropriate to protect information from the digital risks faced by businesses and society. Information could be made available to unauthorized users, altered or corrupted in an unauthorized or accidental manner, or lost or unavailable because of a system breakdown. An organization must assess its risk in terms of the possible impact of a security incident on its business and the likelihood that this security incident will occur. This is called ISO implementation.
What is ISO?
The International Standards Organization (ISO), a non-governmental organization, holds a unique position between public and private sector. Its members are national standards organizations that are often mandated by governments or a part of government structures in their respective countries. The ISO’s role is to facilitate international coordination and standardization of industrial standards. ISO publishes technical specifications to achieve these goals. These standards are used to develop, manufacture, and deliver products and services that have greater effectiveness, safety, and clarity. They promote fair trade between countries. They also provide technical support for governments in the areas of health, security, environment, and legislation. They also help to transfer technology to developing countries. The ISO standards are used to protect consumers as well as general users of products or services.
What is ISO 27001?
ISO 27001 is an international standard that specifies the specifications for an Information Security Management System. This systematic approach includes people, processes, technology, and technology that help you manage and protect all information in your organization through risk management. It is a set o normative requirements for the establishment, implementation, monitoring, operation, monitoring, and review to update and develop an Information Security Management System. ISO 27001 can also be used to select security controls that are tailored to each organization’s specific needs, based on industry best practice.
ISO 27001 checklist
To determine if an organization meets the international standards for implementing an effective ISMS (Information Security Management System), an ISO 27001 checklist can be used. When managing internal ISO 27001 audits, information security officers use an ISO 27001 template. This checklist is divided into 14 sections, each section including various items.
Section 5: Information Security Policies
Existing security policies
All policies approved by management
Evidence of compliance
Section 6: Organization of Information Security
Define roles and responsibilities
Definition of segregation of duties
Contacted the verification body/authority for compliance verification
Get in touch with special interest groups to discuss compliance
Evidence of information security in project administration
Mobile devices policy
Defined policy to work remotely
Section 7: Human Resources Security
Defined policy to screen employees before they are hired
Defined policy on HR terms and conditions of employment
Management responsibilities: Policy to be defined
Policy for information security awareness, education and training