Here is a brief overview of al the phases involves in implementing ISMS-ISO 27001 certification.
At this stage:
Chosen external certification body audit performs ISO 27001 certification in two phases:
With the two phases completed, the certification body issues an ISO 27001 certificate.
Finally, upon receiving their ISO 27001 certificates, the clients are officially iso 27001 certified. This is the time to celebrate !!
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Information is anything that has a business value. Security is protection against loss of confidentiality, integrity and availability. Combined, in the context of any organisation, information security is the protection of all information that business considers ‘valuable’.
A number of factors play a role in determining the fee, such as:
An ISO 27001 engagement would involve two participants - a readiness consultant (like Coral) and an accredited certification body
Our readiness fee for the US and Canadian entities starts at $10000 for a startup with 1 location.
A CB charge can vary depending upon the scope of the work, and the reputation of the firm.
These numbers are estimates. For the exact fee, please contact us, we conduct an initial session, where we determine the applicable requirements including scope, using which we can submit a fixed-fee commercial proposal.
The phases of implementing include understanding the business, listing all information assets, conducting gap analysis, risk assessment and risk management, policy documentation, testing and measurement of controls, audit, and awareness of all stakeholders.
ISO 27001 certification consultant has the following skills:
ISO 27001 certification steps are as follows:
ISO 27001 checklist creation is a challenging but interesting task that includes on one hand, understanding of iso 27001 requirements, and on the other an organization’s business, strategic information risks, and their information assets.
ISO 27001 has control requirement covering several domains that includes the following domains.
Phase A – ISO 27001 requirement checklist
The journey starts with getting a copy of the iso 27001 controls, and using the same to create a meta templete in which against each rquirement one should prepare the iso 27001 questions using one or more of the follwings:
Phase B – Business requirement checklist
In the organistaion context, each business is sometwhat unique, so the next step is to gather enough infrmation about the organisations, such as:
With this, one has created the organisation context necessary to apply the qustions from the phase A.
ISO 27001 checklist is incomplete with just the standard questions, there is always a need to prepare the question in the context of the organisation for which this is applied.
A complete iso 27001 checklist strategy threfore needs to have both the iso 27001 control checklist as well as organisatial checklist.
ISO 27001 certification audit is valid for three years subject to fulfilment of the standard requirements by the organization.
ISO 27001 certificate is issued by the certification bodies.
In the first year they perform two stages of the audit, namely stage 1, and stage 2.
Stage 1 audit is the documentation audit, where they look for documentation alignment with the applicable requirements as per the organizations Statement of Applicability (SOA).
Stage 1 questions are centered around company policies and procedures and demonstrate an organizations’ ‘intent’.
Stage 2 assessment aims at verifying the ‘implementation and effectiveness’. This phase is much more comprehensive where the iso 27001 certification body auditor looks for evidence of implementations across all domains and controls that are applicable to the organization.
Stage 2 focuses on the technical side of the implementations that includes the followings:
Upon assured of the ‘intent, implementation and effectiveness’ the iso 27001 certificate is issued by the certification body to the Organisation.
If you are seeking ISO 27001 for the first time using this you can determine the applicable controls from the total list of 93 annexure controls.
We have a simplified methodology to determine with fair accuracy how many controls would apply. So go ahead and give it a go!