ISO 27001

ISO 27001 is a globally recognized standard for managing an organization’s information security. It emphasizes a risk-based approach to safeguarding data, processes, and technology. The objective is to establish, implement, and continuously enhance an Information Security Management System (ISMS). This framework ensures a systematic approach to measuring, comparing, and improving operational standards in case of security breaches.

Achieving the ISO 27001 framework demonstrates alignment with best practices and signifies your commitment to information security. It focuses on maintaining data confidentiality, integrity, and availability and encourages collaboration across all parts of the organization. This standard helps protect critical information assets, adhere to legal requirements, and tailor security controls to an organization’s risks.

Furthermore, the ISO 27001 specification includes details for documentation, management responsibility, internal audits, continual improvement, as well as corrective and preventive action.

ISO 27001
Most Recent Standard

On February 15, 2022, the ISO/IEC 27001:2022 replaced the former international standard for information security management, ISO/IEC 27001:2013. This update reflects the transformation from “Information Technology – Security Techniques – Code of Conduct for Information Security Controls” to “Information Security, Cybersecurity, and Privacy Protection – Information Security Controls.”
While the core mandatory clauses 4 to 10 of ISO 27001:2013 remain unchanged, significant changes have taken place:

How Can Accorian Assist With The Transition To ISO 27001:2022?

Accorian is one of 10 accredited companies offering audit and testing services in-house. Our collaborative approach assists organizations in effectively preparing materials for necessary adjustments and ensures a seamless transition toward compliance, particularly for upgrading to the impending 2022 revision.

Why Do You Need ISO 27001?

Securing an organization’s information framework involves tailoring security methods, regulations, and policy guidelines to align precisely with the business’s unique requirements. A robust security management solution can effectively address gaps by leveraging industry best practices.

ISO 27001 transcends being merely a security standard. Once integrated, this standard encompasses all organizational stakeholders, providing a scalable architecture that empowers individuals, business units, or the entire company to take ownership of their security environment. This proactive approach aids management in augmenting security measures and heightening threat awareness across all levels of the organization.

Furthermore, the ISO 27001 compliance audit is a pivotal component of a comprehensive corporate assessment that scrutinizes various facets of processes, technology, and supply chains.

Benefits of ISO 27001 Certification

Partner With Accorian For Your ISO 27001 Certification

Accorian’s ISO 27001 readiness services are backed by well-efficient processes, ensuring the success of your initiatives, which is a prudent choice for businesses aiming to attain certification without the burden of extensive internal staffing, significant risk investments, or navigating the requirements alone.

Our consultants bring extensive experience in ISMS, bolstered by ISO 27001 lead auditor and implementation certifications. This guarantees precise alignment with our client’s unique needs, enabling us to provide value-added guidance. Leveraging our industry insights, awareness, and proficiency, we navigate certification criteria using cost-effective mitigation strategies.

Furthermore, we embrace end-to-end project management responsibilities, ensuring the seamless execution of the endeavor.

Our Methodology

ISMS Development

  • Understand the Organization & Scope Finalization:

    Understand the intricacies of your organization's structure and objectives to define your ISMS’s scope effectively.

  • Define the ISMS Policy:

    Develop a comprehensive policy that articulates a commitment to ISO 27001 information security and guides subsequent actions.

  • Asset Identification & Criticality:

    Identify and categorize assets that require protection, determining their criticality to prioritize security efforts.

Gap Assessment

  • Assess Information Security Against ISO 27001 Requirement:

    Provide a high-level overview of what needs to be done to gain certification. Assess and evaluate an organization's information security arrangements against ISO 27001 requirements.

Risk Assessment

  • Identify Threats and Vulnerabilities:

    Conduct a thorough risk assessment to identify vulnerabilities and threats, paving the way for effective risk mitigation strategies.

Risk Mitigation & Security Framework Development

  • Deduce Risk Appetite:

    Understand your organization’s risk score by deducing a clear risk appetite.

  • List of Existing Controls and Identification of Gaps:

    Compile an inventory of your current ISO 27001 controls and meticulously identify gaps in your security measures.

  • Risk Treatment Plan:

    Develop a comprehensive risk treatment plan to address identified vulnerabilities.

Draft/Review of Policies & Procedures

  • Assess Existing Policies & Procedures:

    Evaluate your current policies and procedures to identify areas for enhancement, ensuring they align with industry best practices.

  • Leverage Accorian Baseline Documents:

    Utilize the foundational documents provided by Accorian as a baseline, streamlining the policy and control enhancement process.

  • Incorporate Risk Assessment Findings:

    Integrate insights from your risk assessment to enhance policies and controls, effectively addressing identified vulnerabilities and threats.

  • Draft Customized Policies, Procedures & Controls:

    Tailor policies, procedures, and controls to your organization's specific needs, ensuring they resonate with your business processes.

Implementation Support (Optional)

  • Provide Query Resolution Support via E-Mail & Calls:

    Offer prompt assistance and address queries through efficient e-mail and call support channels, ensuring stakeholders are well-informed.

  • Training & Awareness Audit Preparation:

    Conduct comprehensive training sessions to prepare your team for upcoming audits while fostering awareness about information security practices.

  • Selection of Control Products & Services:

    Carefully choose and implement control products and services that align with your organization's requirements, bolstering security measures.

Certification Support

  • Pre-Audit:

    Conduct a pre-audit assessment to verify your organization's readiness for the certification audit, addressing potential gaps.

  • Final Gap Identification:

    Detect and address the final set of gaps in your security measures, leaving no room for uncertainties.

  • Gaps Remediation

    Swiftly remediate the final set of identified gaps, solidifying your security framework in preparation for certification.

  • Stand-By Support for Audit Phases:

    Provide unwavering support during Phases 1 and 2 of the certification audit, ensuring all required resources and guidance are readily available.

Diving Deeper:
An External ISO 27001 Audit

An ISO 27001 audit involves a competent and objective auditor reviewing the Information Security Management System (ISMS) or its constituent elements to ensure they meet the standards, as well as the organization’s specific information requirements and ISMS objectives. The audit also evaluates the efficiency of policies, processes, and other controls.

In addition to assessing compliance and the effectiveness of the ISMS, an ISO 27001 audit serves the purpose of helping an organization manage its information security risks to an acceptable level. It is essential to verify that the implemented controls effectively reduce risks to a level where the risk owners are confident in accepting the remaining residual risks.

Stage 1 Audit

Stage 1 Audit is a “Documentation Review” audit, during which the auditor assesses your procedures and policies to ensure they align with ISO 27001 requirements. This stage is a preliminary or “Reconnaissance” audit, often called a “Pre-Assessment.” The auditor’s primary focus is to evaluate your Information Security Management System (ISMS) and determine the existence of an internal audit plan…

Stage 2 Audit

Stage 2 Audit, commonly known as the ‘Certification Audit,’ is when the auditor performs a comprehensive on-site examination to assess whether the organization’s ISMS aligns with the ISO 27001 standard. They also verify that the organization is effectively implementing the documentation…

Sustenance Audit

The certification body conducts surveillance visits to evaluate the effectiveness of your management system in day-to-day operations. These visits address areas that the initial certification audit couldn’t thoroughly verify, such as the comprehensive recording of incidents, the completion of all necessary measurements, the correct documentation, and the implementation of corrective and preventive actions…

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