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ISO 27001 domains – Crush Course

ISO 27001 domains

I am teaching for the last 3 years ISO 27001 classes Australia wide, and wanted to put together some resources that can be used by my students or blog followers.

Below you will find the main domains which is covered under ISO27001 and please look for more in other posts. Enjoy:

  • ISO/IEC 27001, part of the growing ISO/IEC 27000 series of standards, is an information security management system (ISMS) standard published in October 2005 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Its full name is ISO/IEC 27001:2005 – Information technology — Security techniques — Information security management systems — Requirements but it is commonly known as “ISO 27001”.
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  • It is intended to be used in conjunction with ISO/IEC 27002, the Code of Practice for Information Security Management, which lists security control objectives and recommends a range of specific security controls. Organizations that implement an ISMS in accordance with the best practice advice in ISO/IEC 27002 are likely to simultaneously meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001 but certification is entirely optional (unless mandated by the organization’s stakeholders).
  • ISO 27001/2 stipulates a number of principles/ procedures that an auditor should adopt when preparing and carrying out an audit. The audit process is broken down into a number of disparate sections which the company being audited should ideally have appropriate policies and controls in place:
    • Information Security Management System (ISMS)
      • Establish
        • Define an ISMS policy
          • Scope
          • Boundaries
        • Define the risk assessment methodology
          • Identify, Analyse and evaluate risks
          • Identify and evaluate options for the treatment of risks.
          • Select control objectives and controls for the treatment of risks.
          • Obtain management approval of the proposed residual risks.
        • Documentary requirements
          • General requirements
          • Control of documents
          • Control of records
        • Management authorisation for implementation and operation.
          • Management responsibility
            • Management commitment
            • Resource management
              • Provision of resources
              • Training, awareness and competence
      • Implement and Operate
        • Monitor and continually review
          • General
          • Review input
          • Review output
        • Maintain and improve
          • Continual Process
          • After Corrective action identified
          • After Preventive action required and identified
        • Control objectives and controls
          • Security policy
            • Information security policy
          • Organisation of information security
            • Internal organisation
            • External parties
          • Asset management
            • Responsibility for assets
            • Information classification
          • Human Resources (Personnel) Security
            • Pre-employment
            • Whilst employed
            • Post employment
          • Physical and Environmental security
            • Secure areas
            • Equipment
          • Communications and Operations Management
            • Procedures, roles and responsibilities
            • Third party SLA
            • System planning and acceptance
            • Malicious/ Mobile code Defences
            • Back-up
            • Network Security
            • Media handling
            • Dissemination of information
            • E-commerce services
            • Monitoring/ Audit
          • Access Control Policies
            • Business Requirement
            • User access management
            • User responsibilities
            • Network Access Control mechanisms
            • OS control mechanisms
            • Application and File System security controls
            • Remote/ Home working
          • Information systems acquisition, development and maintenance
            • Security requirements
            • Secure processing
            • Cryptographic Mechanisms employed
            • File System Security
            • Security in development and support processes
            • Technical Vulnerability Risk Management/ Mitigation process
          • Information Security Incident Management (Incident Handling Procedures)
            • Reporting security breaches/ identify System weaknesses etc.
            • Incident Management and Rectification procedures
          • Business Continuity Management (Disaster Recovery Plan)
          • Compliance Rules and Regulations
            • Legal requirements
            • Security policies and standards
            • Specific audit requirements
        • Internal audits

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