What are ISO 27001 Certification Controls?
ISO 27001 standards comes with many controls and clauses. These clauses are not mandatory. There is no need to follow every mentioned rule of ISO 27001 for getting certification. However, it becomes impossible to comply with standards if you do not follow every clause as each coming clause is attached with the previous clause.
ISO 27001 compliance does provide organizations physical controls to implement such as firewalls, antivirus software, intrusion detection systems and network monitoring tools. Many organizations focus on implementing physical security controls to comply with international standards. It helps organization to comply with law and regulations. Moreover, physical security controls bring many benefits such as it assists organizations to detect threats early. It takes action to mitigate risks. It also secures data from modification, unauthorized access, deletion and disclosure.
Technical controls are of much importance. These controls are for policies, procedures, specifications, protocols, standards, processes, guidelines, practices and much more. It ensures that information technology system follow the specific requirements.
Technical support helps to protect data against modification, unauthorized access, disclosure and destruction. Moreover, technical controls offer services of check and balance of software and hardware installed in the organizations’ premises. These protections include intrusion detection systems, firewalls, anti-spyware software and antivirus software.
Organizational controls are the actions on behalf of an individual or group of the organization to prevent, correct, detect, respond and report incidents. In organizational controls, we may have administrative controls, procedural controls and so on.
Legal controls are a set of legal agreements between different parties to start or continue business. Legal controls are used to confirm that everyone follows the same rules and regulations. Such controls avoid problems down the road and establish how many times a person can make a call in a week or what percentage revenue you will get. The legal controls may include the following.
- Terms of service agreements
- Non-disparagement clause
- Non-disclosure agreement
- Intellectual property license
- Confidentiality agreement
- Anti-spam policy
- Intellectual property license
- Customer support policies
- Acceptable use policy
- Data retention policy
- Security measures
- Payment methods
ISO 27001 Covering Areas
ISO 27001 covers multiple areas of an organization such as organization and its context, needs and expectations of interested parties, scope of ISMS and information security management system.
It also covers leadership and management, policies and organizational responsibilities, roles and authorities. It provides actions to address opportunities and risks, general areas covering, information security risk, risk management, objectives and planning to achieve those plans.
It provides support for resources, awareness, competence, documented information, communication, and general, control of document and creation and updating the data.
ISO 27001 is a complete set of codes and rules to follow guidelines to continue maintaining internal standards for information security management system. It helps to manage personally identifiable data of the customers. It helps in having a complete control and makes things work better. It helps in enhancing business to the highest possible level.
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