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ISO 27001 Assessment and Implementation

Make Information Security A Priority

We can help you build policies, procedures and processes to get ISO 27001 certified

Aligning your organisation to an industry standard such as ISO 27001 can be difficult if you don’t have the right support. Good support will come from both internal stakeholders, as well as independent experts who can understand your business quickly and utilise best practice methods to ensure the process is undertaken efficiently and effectively.


How we undertake an assessment and align your business to ISO 27001

Gridware adopts a risk based approach to aligning your organisation to and industry standard and undertaking an ISMS implementation. We look at your operations and provide a benchmark for establishing, implementing, monitoring, maintaining and reviewing your collection of policies, procedures, processes and controls. We have a wide variety of talented ISO 27001 consultants that are also ISO 27001:2013 Lead Auditors.

There are 10 key domains that are addressed under the ISO27001 (and 114 control procedures in Annexure A). This means your organisation will be assessed against these categories, and where we identify deficiencies, we will work with you to implement controls that mitigate these risk areas. The key areas of assessment include:

  1. Security policies and management direction
  2. Organisation structure and responsibilities for information security
  3. Asset management including devices, inventory and classification
  4. Human resource management including onboarding, offboarding and changing roles
  5. Physical and environmental security including protection of devices, cable management, fire safety etc.
  6. Communications and operations management including technical security controls in systems and networks, backup procedures and password management
  7. Access control and restriction of access rights to networks, systems, applications, data and functions
  8. Information systems acquisition, development and maintenance
  9. Information security incident management including privacy considerations, response procedures and business continuity management
  10. Compliance with legal, regulatory and contractual obligations

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The Stages of an ISO 27001 Implementation Project

  • Risk Assessment

    We undertake a risk assessment and develop a risk treatment plan based on priority areas your organisation needs to address.

  • ISMS Scope and Current State Assessment

    We design the scope of the ISMS for your organisation so we can map out your statement of applicability for an appropriate compliance journey.

  • Policy, Procedures and Checklists

    Developing all the security policies, rules, controls and procedures needed to mitigate your risk areas and align with ISO27001.

  • Internal Audit

    We conduct an internal assessment for you and develop a corrective action plan for controls that need a bit more help.

  • Information Security Training

    We conduct training sessions at different stages of the project including awareness training for ISMS as per the requirements of the standard.

ISO 27001 Implementation and Compliance FAQs

How do you implement an ISMS?

Implementing an ISMS is a project taking into consideration all the compliance requirements of the ISO27001, and meeting those requirements in your organisation. Clauses 4-10 of the ISO27001 relating to the organisations context and scope, leadership and commitment, planning to address risk, support and awareness, operational planning, risk assessments, performance evaluation and continual improvement are all mandatory components of an ISMS. Once these requirements are met in the form of documentation, you should in conjunction conduct a risk assessment of your information security. Relevant controls from Annexure A of the ISO can be used as guide to assist the organisation with implementing best practice controls.

Do I need a consultant to implement an ISMS?

It is possible to implement an ISMS without an external service provider, however, having a consultant such as Gridware assist with the implementation of the ISMS will ensure you the process is much faster, more streamline and created keeping in mind the requirements of certifying bodies should you require certification or future audits. Gridware utilities a risk-based approach and has undertakes approximately 10 ISMS implementation projects per calendar year. For example, for an organisation of 200, what would ordinarily take approximately 6 months for 2 full time employees, can be completed in 12 weeks by a Gridware consultant. We leverage on the experience of completing the projects successfully to save you time, money and resources.

How often do I need to audit an ISMS?

If you obtain certification for your ISMS with a certifying body, then generally you should conduct an internal audit or spot check every 12 months and complete a comprehensive audit every 2 years. This is because of the fast paced and changing nature of technology in enterprise and the evolving risks that apply to handling customer, employee and sensitive information.

Do I need to get certified to have an ISMS?

Not necessarily. To become ISO27001 certified, you require a certifying body such as SAI Global, BSI or PECB to certify that your ISMS meets the requirements of the ISO27001. You can still create and maintain the documentation without the need to be certified.

What is an ISMS?

An ISMS is a set of documents, procedures and guidelines created to create a compliance framework aligned with the requirements of ISO27001. In simple terms, it means having a set of policies, procedures and processes which align with the objectives and scope of the ISO27001 as it is relevant to your organisation. That means it’s not just an IT policy, but also key business processes, controls, audit procedures as well as principles such as commitment by senior management for continual improvement. The full list of compliance obligations required to have an ISMS will depend on the nature, size and risk appetite of your organisation.

Is an ISMS about IT security?

Not necessarily. ISMS is based on the ISO27001 standard which relates to Information Security. Whilst some components relate to Information Technology Security Techniques, the scope of the ISO27001 includes many other aspects such as knowledge, words, concepts, ideas and brands. Generally speaking, an organisations most valuable asset is information that belongs to the business. Therefore, any medium where this information is used, captured, stored or managed will fall under the scope of an ISMS.

Where can I download the ISO27001 ISMS?

The ISO/IEC 27001, 27002 and all other published international standards must be purchased directly from the ISO store  or other reputable publisher.

–  Why Choose Gridware for ISO 27001 Implementation –

Gridware specalises in a range of risk management services that help you gain the in-depth knowledge of what your organisation needs to do to comply with ISO 27001. Our consultants are recognised for their depth of expertise and knowledge of deep web technical assessments and governance services. Therefore, we are best placed to help you on this journey.

We are proud to be to employ CREST (Council for Registered Ethical Security Testers) consultants that have undertaken this work many times for government agencies as well as private enterprise and ASX listed companies. Get secure today, team up with Gridware.

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