Prepare for Your ISO 27001 Audit

If you want to boost your chances of passing your ISO 27001 audit, it is important that you prepare. Follow the steps outlined below to make sure that you’re prepared for your ISO 27001 audit.

Many organizations forget to prepare for the interviews.

 However, following this step can mean the difference between passing and failing an ISO 27001 audit. Contact all the employees within your organization who will be interviewed and be sure that they are able to answer all the questions asked during the audit. The auditor will want evidence, so your employees should be able to supply it in the form of real examples. If any evidence is in the form of documents, these documents should be on your computer and ready to pull up.

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Audit & Diagnostic

ISO/IEC 27001 is an information security standard, part of the ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards, of which the last version was published in 2013, with a few minor updates since then.

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Strategy & Planning

ISO/IEC 27001 is an information security standard, part of the ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards, of which the last version was published in 2013, with a few minor updates since then.

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Cyber Implementation

ISO/IEC 27001 is an information security standard, part of the ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards, of which the last version was published in 2013, with a few minor updates since then.

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Monitoring & Management

ISO/IEC 27001 is an information security standard, part of the ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards, of which the last version was published in 2013, with a few minor updates since then.

You should take a look at the audit plan and speak with the auditor prior to the audit. This will allow you to correct or supplement the sections that are insufficient. Reviewing the audit plan beforehand will also help you set a good impression with the auditor.

Before the audit, you should prepare the documentation.

Assemble the required documentation and hand it over to your auditor before the audit. Handling the documentation will help you ensure that the audit process goes as smoothly as possible.

Computer Repair

Desktop PC

Laptops

Performance issues

Parts replacement

Data Protection

Disaster Recovery

Online backups

Office 365 Backups

External hard drives

Hardware

Computers

HDDs

Screens

Servers

Network Management

Cloud

IT infrastructure

Internal networks

Wifi / Networks

Security and Antivirus

Anti-virus

Firewall & VPN

Internal security

24/7 remote management

Software

AWS & Azure

Exchange

Google Suite

Office 365

Before you pursue an ISO 27001 certification, it is important to become intimately familiar with the ISO 27001 standards. There are 12 different sections that make up ISO 27001. Sections 4 through 10 outline the requirements of the ISO 27001 standards.

Data is more important than ever

The protection of data is becoming increasingly important. Not only are there regulatory and legislative requirements for data, but it also a good business move to protect data. Fortunately, ISO 27001 certification can help businesses protect data and information as well as fulfill legal requirements.

The Benefits of ISO 27001 Certification

An ISO 27001, which used to be known as ISO/IEC 27001:2005, is a specification for information security management systems (ISMS). An ISMS refers to a set of policies and procedures that encompasses all the technical, legal, and physical controls involved in the information risk management processes of an organization. The primary goal of ISO 27001 is to serve as a framework of standards for how modern organizations should manage data and information. Risk management is an essential aspect of ISO 27001. An organization that has achieved ISO maturity can be trusted to responsibly handle data.

Improve and protect your reputation

ISO 27001 will improve your reputation among customers by indicating that your organization can be trusted with their sensitive information. Also, an ISO 27001-certified ISMS will help you protect the reputation of your organization. Chances are, you’ve seen news reports about major corporations facing serious data breaches. An ISO 27001-certified ISMS will help protect your organization against cyber attacks.

Improve focus and structure

ISO 27001 will help you establish and maintain structure and focus when it comes to the organization and management of information assets. This is particularly important for large and growing organizations.

Comply with various requirements

If your company needs to comply with regulatory, business, contractual, and/or legal standards, the ISO 27001 certification may already put you in compliance with these requirements. Some examples of these standards include the NIS Directive and the General Data Protection Regulation.

ISO 27001 certification will help you reduce the need for frequent customer audits

ISO 27001 is considered the standard for the safe management of data and information across the world. Therefore, if you have an ISO 27001-certified ISMS, you can be fairly certain that you won’t be facing fines for non-compliance with requirements for data protection.

Become ISO 27001 Certified

ISO 27001 certification indicates that an organization is following the best practices for information security processes. Some organizations opt to use ISO 27001 as a resource for the best practices for information security processes without pursuing certification. If you’re unsure whether you should go through the process of becoming ISO 27001 certified, this section outlines the advantages of certification. Typically, it takes several years to become ISO 27001 certified. This process requires involvement from a number of parties, including the internal and external stakeholders. Before you can start the process of becoming ISO 27001 certified, you need to make sure your ISMS is mature.

Simplify

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Protect

Protect your customers and staff from the growing cyber attacks on businesses of all sizes.

Secure

Secure your investment and sleep easy knowing that your business is cyber resilient 24/7.

It is important that your organization takes action and starts the process of becoming ISO 27001 certified.

For more information about ISO 27001, don't hesitate to contact the Secur01 team.​