ISO IEC 27001 2005

TRANSLATED INTO PLAIN ENGLISH

ISO IEC 27001 2005 is now OBSOLETE. See ISO IEC 27001 2013.

4. ESTABLISH YOUR ISMS

4.1 STUDY GENERAL ISMS REQUIREMENTS

  • Develop your information security management system.

  • Implement your information security management system.

  • Monitor your information security management system.

  • Maintain your information security management system.

4.2 DEVELOP YOUR ORGANIZATIONíS ISMS

4.2.1 DEFINE AND PLAN YOUR SYSTEM

  • Define the scope and boundaries of your ISMS.

  • Define your organizationís ISMS policy.

  • Define your approach to risk assessment.

  • Identify your organizationís security risks.

  • Analyze and evaluate your organizationís security risks.

  • Identify and evaluate risk treatment options and actions.

  • Select control objectives and controls to treat risks.

  • Make sure that management approves residual risks (those that are left over after youíve implemented all of your risk treatment decisions).

  • Get authorization from management before you implement and operate your organizationís ISMS.

  • Prepare a Statement of Applicability that lists your organizationís specific control objectives and controls.

4.2.2 IMPLEMENT AND OPERATE YOUR ISMS

  • Develop a risk treatment plan to manage your organizationís information security risks.

  • Implement your organizationís risk treatment plan.

  • Implement your organizationís security controls.

  • Implement your organizationís educational programs.

  • Manage and operate your organizationís ISMS.

  • Manage your organizationís ISMS resources.

  • Implement your organizationís security procedures.

4.2.3 MONITOR AND REVIEW YOUR ISMS

  • Use procedures and controls to monitor your ISMS.

  • Use procedures and controls to review your ISMS.

  • Perform regular reviews of your ISMS.

  • Verify that your security requirements are being met.

  • Review your risk assessments on a regular basis.

  • Review your residual risks on a regular basis.

  • Review acceptable levels of risk on a regular basis.

  • Perform regular internal audits of your ISMS.

  • Perform regular management reviews of your ISMS.

  • Update your information security plans.

  • Maintain a record of ISMS events and actions.

4.2.4 MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE YOUR ISMS

  • Implement your ISMS improvements.

  • Take appropriate corrective actions.

  • Take appropriate preventive actions.

  • Apply the security lessons that you have learned.

  • Communicate ISMS changes to all interested parties.

  • Make sure that your organizationís ISMS changes achieve the intended objectives.

4.3 DOCUMENT YOUR ORGANIZATIONíS ISMS

4.3.1 DEVELOP ISMS DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS

  • Establish records that document decisions.

  • Document your organizationís ISMS.

4.3.2 CONTROL YOUR ISMS DOCUMENTS

  • Protect and control your ISMS documents.

  • Establish a procedure to control ISMS documents.

4.3.3 CONTROL YOUR ISMS RECORDS

  • Establish records for your organizationís ISMS.

  • Maintain records for your organizationís ISMS.

5. MANAGE YOUR ISMS

5.1 SHOW THAT YOU SUPPORT YOUR ISMS

  • Demonstrate that your management supports the establishment of an ISMS.

  • Demonstrate that your management supports the implementation of an ISMS.

  • Demonstrate that your management supports the operation of your ISMS.

  • Demonstrate that your management supports the monitoring of your ISMS.

  • Demonstrate that your management supports the review of your ISMS.                 

  • Demonstrate that your management supports the maintenance of your ISMS.

  • Demonstrate that your management supports the improvement of your ISMS.

5.2 MANAGE YOUR ISMS RESOURCES

5.2.1 PROVIDE RESOURCES FOR YOUR ISMS

  • Identify your organizationís ISMS resource needs.

  • Provide the resources that your ISMS needs.

  • Identify the resources that will be needed in order to ensure that your organizationís information security procedures support its business requirements.

  • Identify the resources needed to meet your organizationís legal security requirements.

  • Identify the resources needed to meet your organizationís regulatory security requirements.

  • Identify the resources needed to meet your organizationís contractual security obligations.

  • Identify the resources needed to ensure that all implemented security controls are correctly applied.

  • Identify the resources needed to ensure that ISMS management reviews are routinely carried out.

  • Identify the resources needed to ensure that you will be able to react appropriately to the results of your ISMS management reviews.

  • Identify the resources needed to ensure that you will be able to improve the effectiveness of your ISMS when required to do so.

5.2.2 ENSURE THAT ISMS PERSONNEL ARE COMPETENT

  • Ensure that all ISMS personnel are competent and can perform the tasks that are assigned to them.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your organizationís ISMS personnel training and employment activities.

  • Maintain records that document the competence of personnel performing work that affects your ISMS.

  • Make your personnel aware of how important their information security activities are.

6. AUDIT YOUR ISMS

ESTABLISH AN INTERNAL AUDIT PROCEDURE

  • Establish an internal ISMS audit procedure.

  • Document your internal ISMS audit procedure.

PLAN YOUR INTERNAL AUDITS

  • Plan your internal ISMS audit projects and activities.

    • Figure out how often internal audits should be done.

    • Schedule your internal audits at planned intervals.

    • Clarify the scope of each internal ISMS audit.

    • Specify the audit criteria for each internal audit.

    • Define your internal ISMS audit methods.

    • Select your internal ISMS auditors.

CONDUCT INTERNAL AUDITS

  • Carry out regular internal ISMS audits.

    • Audit your organizationís ISMS control objectives.

    • Audit your organizationís ISMS controls.

    • Audit your organizationís ISMS processes.

    • Audit your organizationís ISMS procedures.

TAKE REMEDIAL ACTION

  • Eliminate nonconformities and their causes.

  • Take follow up actions to ensure that nonconformities and causes have been eliminated without undue delay.

    • Verify that remedial actions have actually been taken.

    • Report the results of your verification activities.

7. REVIEW YOUR ISMS

7.1 PERFORM MANAGEMENT REVIEWS

  • Carry out management reviews of your ISMS.

    • Make sure that your organizationís management people review your ISMS at planned intervals.

  • Examine the performance of your ISMS.

    • Examine the ongoing suitability of your ISMS.

    • Examine the ongoing adequacy of your ISMS.

    • Examine the ongoing effectiveness of your ISMS.

  • Assess whether or not your organizationís ISMS should be changed or improved.

    • Assess whether or not your information security policy should be changed or improved.

    • Assess whether or not your information security objectives should be changed or improved.

  • Keep a record of your ISMS management reviews.

    • Record the results of ISMS management reviews.

7.2 EXAMINE MANAGEMENT REVIEW INPUTS

  • Examine information about your ISMS (inputs).

    • Examine the results of prior management reviews.

    • Examine the results of previous ISMS audits.

    • Examine previous ISMS measurement results.

    • Examine the status of previous remedial actions.

    • Examine security issues that were inadequately addressed during the previous risk assessment.

    • Examine opportunities to improve your ISMS.

    • Examine changes that might affect your ISMS.

7.3 GENERATE MANAGEMENT REVIEW OUTPUTS

  • Generate decisions and actions (outputs).

    • Generate management review decisions and actions to improve your organizationís ISMS.

    • Generate management review decisions and actions to update your organizationís ISMS.

    • Generate management review decisions and actions to respond to events that affect the ISMS.

    • Generate management review decisions and actions to address your ISMS resource needs.

8. IMPROVE YOUR ISMS

8.1 CONTINUALLY IMPROVE YOUR ISMS <<<pdf sample

  • Improve the effectiveness of your ISMS.

    • Use your security policy to continually improve the effectiveness of your ISMS.

    • Use your security objectives to continually improve the effectiveness of your ISMS.

    • Use your security audit results to continually improve the effectiveness of your ISMS.

    • Use your management reviews to continually improve the effectiveness of your ISMS.

    • Use your corrective actions to continually improve the effectiveness of your ISMS.

    • Use your preventive actions to continually improve the effectiveness of your ISMS.

    • Use your monitoring process to continually improve the effectiveness of your ISMS.

8.2 CORRECT ACTUAL ISMS NONCONFORMITIES

  • Establish a corrective action procedure to prevent the recurrence of actual nonconformities.

    • Make sure that your corrective action procedure expects you to identify actual nonconformities.

    • Make sure that your corrective action procedure expects you to identify causes of nonconformities.

    • Make sure that your procedure expects you to evaluate whether you need to take action.

    • Make sure that your procedure expects you to develop corrective actions when they are needed.

    • Make sure that your procedure expects you to prevent the recurrence of actual nonconformities.

    • Make sure that your corrective action procedure expects you to eliminate the causes of your organizationís nonconformities.

    • Make sure that your procedure expects you to record the results of any corrective actions taken.

    • Make sure that your procedure expects you to review the results of any corrective actions taken.

  • Document your corrective action procedure.

  • Implement your corrective action procedure.

    • Use your organizationís corrective action procedure to identify nonconformities.

    • Use your organizationís corrective action procedure to identify causes.

    • Use your procedure to evaluate whether or not you need to take corrective action.

    • Use your procedure to develop corrective actions whenever corrective actions are actually needed.

    • Use your procedure to take corrective actions.

    • Use your procedure to prevent the recurrence of actual nonconformities.

    • Use your procedure to eliminate the causes of actual nonconformities.

    • Use your procedure to record the results of any corrective actions taken.

    • Use your procedure to review the corrective actions that have been taken.

  • Maintain your corrective action procedure.

8.3 PREVENT POTENTIAL ISMS NONCONFORMITIES

  • Establish a preventive action procedure to prevent the occurrence of potential nonconformities.

    • Make sure that your preventive action procedure expects you to identify potential nonconformities.

    • Make sure that your procedure expects you to identify the causes of potential nonconformities.

    • Make sure that your procedure expects you to evaluate whether or not your organization needs to take preventive action.

    • Make sure that your procedure expects you to develop preventive actions when they are needed.

    • Make sure that your procedure expects you to prevent the occurrence of potential nonconformities.

    • Make sure that your procedure expects you to eliminate the causes of potential nonconformities.

    • Make sure that your procedure expects you to record the results of any preventive actions taken.

    • Make sure that your procedure expects you to review the results of any preventive actions taken.

  • Document your preventive action procedure.

  • Implement your preventive action procedure.

    • Use your organizationís preventive action procedure to identify potential nonconformities.

    • Use your preventive action procedure to identify the causes of potential nonconformities.

    • Use your preventive action procedure to evaluate whether or not you need to take preventive action.

    • Use your preventive action procedure to develop preventive actions whenever they are needed.

    • Use your procedure to take preventive actions.

    • Use your preventive action procedure to prevent the occurrence of potential nonconformities.

    • Use your preventive action procedure to eliminate the causes of potential nonconformities.

    • Use your preventive action procedure to record the results of any preventive actions taken.

    • Use your preventive action procedure to review the preventive actions that have been taken.

  • Maintain your preventive action procedure.

 

ISO 27001 2013 PAGES

Introduction to ISO IEC 27001 2013

Plain English Outline of ISO IEC 27001 2013

Plain English Overview of ISO IEC 27001 2013

ISO IEC 27000 2014 Definitions in Plain English

ISO IEC 27001 2013 Translated into Plain English

ISO IEC 27001 2005 versus ISO IEC 27001 2013

Introduction to ISO IEC 27001 2013 Annex A

Information Security Gap Analysis Tool

ISO IEC 27002 2013 PAGES

ISO IEC 27002 2013 Introduction

Overview of ISO IEC 27002 2013 Standard

Information Security Control Objectives

How to Use ISO IEC 27002 2013 Standard

ISO IEC 27002 2013 versus ISO IEC 27002 2005

ISO IEC 27002 2013 Translated into Plain English

Plain English ISO IEC 27002 2013 Security Checklist

Plain English ISO IEC 27002 2013 Audit Questionnaire

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