Jul 12 2023

What is ISO 27001 and in What Situation this Cert will be appropriate?

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ISO 27001 is an internationally recognized Information Security Standard that is widely acclaimed. It is published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and provides a certifiable framework comprising security policies and procedures. The standard aims to assist organizations in safeguarding their data by implementing an Information Security Management System (ISMS).

To obtain ISO 27001 certification, organizations must fulfill the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continuously improving an Information Security Management System (ISMS) that aligns with their specific business needs. The ISO 27001 standard consists of two distinct parts: Clauses and Annex A. The Clauses outline the general requirements for an ISMS, while Annex A provides a set of controls and objectives that organizations can choose to implement based on their risk assessment and security requirements.

Clauses 4-10 in ISO 27001 consist of mandatory requirements that all organizations seeking certification must fulfill. Each clause includes several sub-requirements. Here is a brief overview of each clause:

  1. Clause 4: Context of the Organization – Organizations must determine the scope of their ISMS, identify internal and external issues relevant to information security, and define the interested parties.
  2. Clause 5: Leadership – Top management should demonstrate leadership and commitment to the ISMS by establishing policies, assigning responsibilities, and promoting awareness.
  3. Clause 6: Planning – This clause emphasizes the importance of risk assessment and treatment, setting objectives, and planning to achieve them.
  4. Clause 7: Support – Organizations must provide the necessary resources, competence, awareness, communication, and documented information to support the ISMS.
  5. Clause 8: Operation – This clause covers the implementation of risk treatment plans, management of changes, and effective operation of controls and processes.
  6. Clause 9: Performance Evaluation – Organizations need to monitor, measure, analyze, and evaluate the performance of the ISMS and conduct internal audits.
  7. Clause 10: Improvement – This clause focuses on nonconformities, corrective actions, continual improvement, and the management of incidents and improvements.

Meeting these mandatory requirements is crucial for organizations seeking ISO 27001 certification.

Annex A of ISO 27001 comprises a collection of security controls that are not obligatory but can be selectively implemented based on the specific needs of an organization. By conducting a risk assessment, organizations can identify the security controls that align with their security program and effectively address their risks and vulnerabilities. This approach allows organizations to tailor the implementation of controls to their unique requirements and enhance their overall information security posture.

After establishing the necessary policies, procedures, and documentation for ISO 27001 compliance and ISMS is operational, organizations can engage an accredited certification body to perform an audit. This audit assesses the implementation and effectiveness of the Information Security Management System (ISMS) against the ISO 27001 requirements. If the audit is successful and the organization meets all the necessary criteria, an ISO 27001 certificate will be issued, validating the organization’s adherence to the standard and their commitment to information security.

By adhering to ISO 27001 standards, organizations can establish robust policies, procedures, and technology measures that effectively safeguard their data, regardless of its location. This comprehensive approach significantly reduces the risk of cyber-attacks and fosters a culture of information security within the organization.

Obtaining ISO 27001 certification serves as a notable competitive advantage for businesses, irrespective of their industry or size. The certification acts as concrete evidence to customers that the organization is dedicated to protecting their data and fulfilling contractual security obligations. Moreover, ISO 27001 certification holds international recognition, making it instrumental in expanding global business opportunities and establishing trust with partners worldwide.

DISC LLC offers the expertise of a team comprised of former ISO auditors and experienced practitioners who can assist in preparing your organization for a successful ISO 27001 audit. Their services aim to guide you towards certification by identifying and addressing any gaps that may exist within your current security program. They provide support in implementing the required policies, procedures, and technologies to meet the ISO 27001 standards. With their knowledge and experience, DISC LLC can help your organization navigate the certification process and ensure a solid foundation for information security.

Following the attainment of ISO 27001 certification, we offer services to manage and maintain your Information Security Management System (ISMS). Our expert team will diligently oversee and guide your ISMS to ensure ongoing compliance with ISO 27001 requirements, thereby facilitating future certifications. By entrusting us with the management of your ISMS, you can focus on your core business activities while maintaining the necessary level of information security and sustaining your commitment to ISO 27001 standards.

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Aug 04 2022

How to Maintain ISO 27001 Certification: 7 Top Tips

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Whether you’re a small organisation with limited resources or an international firm, achieving ISO 27001 certification will be a challenge.

Anyone who has already been through the process will know that. You must assemble a team, conduct a gap analysis and risk assessment, apply security controls, create documentation and perform staff awareness training. And that’s before you even get into internal audits and certification audits.

To make matters more complicated, once you’ve certified to ISO 27001, you must maintain your compliance status and regularly recertify.

Organisations must do this to ensure that they have maintained their compliance practices and accounted for changes in the way they operate.

In this blog, we look at the key issues you must address if you are to maintain ISO 27001 compliance.

How often do you need recertify to ISO 27001?

An organisation’s ISO 27001 certification lasts three years. The certificate itself will state the date at which certification was issued and when it will expire.

As that day approaches, the organisation must apply for recertification. This can be with the same body that performed the initial audit or it can be with another registrar.

How to maintain ISO 27001 certification

Organisations can ensure that their ISO 27001 practices remain compliant by following these seven steps.

1. Continually test and review risks

Your ISMS (information security management system) was built to address risks that you identified during the certification process, but the threat landscape is constantly evolving.

As such, you must regularly monitor the risks you face to ensure that your defences are adequate. Part of this process will involve vulnerability scans and other tools that can automatically spot new risks. However, you should also perform more rigorous tests on a regular basis.

To remain compliant, you must complete an ISO 27001 risk assessment at least once a year or whenever you make substantial changes to your organisation.

You can use the results of the assessment to determine whether your controls work as intended and whether additional defences should be adopted.

2. Keep documentation up to date 

The policies and processes you wrote during the initial implementation will have been created specifically for the way your organisation operated at that time.

However, your operations will no doubt evolve and you need to ensure that your documentation takes that into account. Have you made a significant change in the way you perform certain actions? Have you undertaken new activities involving sensitive data? Has the physical premises changed in any way?

If the answer to any of those questions is yes, then you must amend your documentation accordingly.

3. Perform internal audits

An internal audit provides a comprehensive review of the effectiveness of your ISMS. Alongside a risk assessment and a documentation review, it will help you assess the status of your ISO 27001 compliance.

You will have conducted an internal audit as part of your initial certification process, so you should already have the framework to hand, which you can repeat as part of your compliance maintenance.

4. Keep senior management informed

Unless you are extremely lucky, the maintenance practices outlined above will reveal weaknesses that you must address if you are to remain compliant.

Remedying those vulnerabilities will take time and resources, which requires you to gain board-level approval. As such, you should keep senior management informed of both your activities maintaining the ISMS and the benefits that it has brought.

For example, your defences might have played a direct role in preventing a data breach or cyber attack. If so, you should have logged and investigated the event, in which case you’ll have proof of the ISMS’s effectiveness that you can bring to the board.

An ISMS isn’t just about preventing security breaches, though. It also helps organisations operate more efficiently and responsibly. You should also provide evidence of this, presenting key performance indicators and interviews with employees and other stakeholders.

5. Establish a regular management review process

In addition to informing the board of the ISMS’s successes, you should also involve them in the review process. This is where you can discuss opportunities for improvement or necessary changes that must be made.

There is no requirement for how often the management review should take place, but it should be at least once a year and ideally every six months.

6. Stay on top of corrective actions

If there’s a theme to these tips, it’s that your ISMS isn’t set in stone. As such, it should evolve to meet the threats that your organisation faces.

By regularly monitoring the effectiveness of your ISMS, you should be able to perform corrective actions that prevent weaknesses from spilling over into major problems. Some of these changes could be minor tweaks to processes and policies, or the addition of a new tool.

However, some corrective actions will require a significant overhaul of your practices. These should be discussed during the management review process and could involve ongoing adjustments and monitoring.

7. Promote ongoing information security staff awareness

One of the key principles of ISO 27001 is that effective information security is everybody’s responsibility. Compliance should not be left to the IT department or managers.

Anyone in the organisation that handles sensitive data plays a role in the organisation’s security. They must understand their obligations for protecting sensitive information and appreciate the stakes involved.

You are required to provide staff awareness training as part of your certification process, but those lessons should be repeated on a regular basis. As with your management review, it should be at least annually but ideally twice yearly.

For organisations looking for a quick and effective way to meet their staff awareness training requirements, IT Governance is here to help.

ITG Information Security & ISO 27001 Staff Awareness E-Learning Course contains guidance on everything you need to know about the international standard for information security.

With this 45-minute training course, you can enable your employees to demonstrate their competence in information security and ISO 27001 with digital badges.

The package comes with an annual licence, making it quick and easy to refresh employees’ knowledge on a regular basis.

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Aug 02 2022

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Nov 12 2021

Implementing and auditing an Information Security Management System in small and medium-sized businesses

Category: Information Security,ISO 27kDISC @ 11:02 pm

ISO 27001 Handbook

If you want to understand ISO 27001, this handbook is all you need. It not only explains in a clear way what to do, but also the reasons why.

This book helps you to bring the information security of your organization to the right level by using the ISO/IEC 27001 standard.

An organization often provides services or products for years before the decision is taken to obtain an ISO/IEC 27001 certificate. Usually, a lot has already been done in the field of information security, but after reading the requirements of the standard, it seems that something more needs to be done: an ‘information security management system’ must be set up. A what?

This handbook is intended to help small and medium-sized businesses establish, implement, maintain and continually improve an information security management system in accordance with the requirements of the international standard ISO/IEC 27001. At the same time, this handbook is also intended to provide information to auditors who must investigate whether an information security management system meets all requirements and has been effectively implemented.

This handbook assumes that you ultimately want your information security management system to be certified by an accredited certification body. The moment you invite a certification body to perform a certification audit, you must be ready to demonstrate that your management system meets all the requirements of the Standard. In this book, you will find detailed explanations, more than a hundred examples, and sixty-one common pitfalls. It also contains information about the rules of the game and the course of a certification audit.

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Aug 03 2021

ISO 27001 vs. ISO 27002: What’s the difference?

Category: Information Security,ISO 27kDISC @ 11:09 am

Anyone with an interest in information security will have encountered ISO 27001, the international standard that describes best practice for an ISMS (information security management system).

However, you might not be as familiar with ISO 27002. It’s a supplementary standard that provides advice on how to implement the security controls listed in Annex A of ISO 27001.

Although ISO 27001 is the more well-known standard – and the one that organisations certify to – neither can be considered in isolation. This blog explains why that’s the case, helping you understand how each standard works and the differences between them.

What is ISO 27001?

ISO 27001 is the central framework of the ISO 27000 series, which is a series of documents relating to various parts of information security management.

The Standard contains the implementation requirements for an ISMS. These are essentially an overview of everything you must do achieve compliance.

This is particularly useful at the start of your project, or if you’re looking for general advice but can’t commit to a full-scale implementation project.

To meet these requirements, organisations must:

What is ISO 27002?

ISO 27002 is a supplementary standard that focuses on the information security controls that organisations might choose to implement.

These controls are listed in Annex A of ISO 27001, which is what you’ll often see information security experts refer to when discussing information security controls. However, whereas Annex A simply outlines each control in one or two sentences, ISO 27002 dedicates an average of one page per control.

This is because the Standard explains how each control works, what its objective is, and how you can implement it.

The differences between ISO 27001 and ISO 27002

There are three main differences between ISO 27001 and ISO 27001:

  • Detail

If ISO 27001 went into as much detail as ISO 27002, it would be unnecessarily long and complicated.

Instead, it provides an outline of each aspect of an ISMS, with specific advice being found in additional standards. ISO 27002 is only one of these. For example, ISO 27003 covers ISMS implementation guidance and ISO 27004 covers the monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation of the ISMS.

  • Certification

You can certify to ISO 27001 but not to ISO 27002. That’s because ISO 27001 is a management standard that provides a full list of compliance requirements, whereas supplementary standards such as ISO 27002 address one specific aspect of an ISMS.

  • Applicability

A key thing to consider when implementing an ISMS is that not all information security controls will apply to your organisation.

ISO 27001 makes that clear, specifying that organisations conduct a risk assessment to identify and prioritise information security threats. ISO 27002 doesn’t mention this, so if you were to pick up the Standard by itself, it would be practically impossible to figure out which controls you should adopt.

When you should use each standard

ISO 27001 and ISO 27002 have different objectives and will be helpful in different circumstances.

If you’re starting out with the Standard or are planning your ISMS implementation framework, then ISO 27001 is ideal. You should refer to ISO 27002 once you’ve identified the controls that you’ll be implementing to learn more about how each one works.

Learn the basics of information security

You can find out more about how to implement a best-practice ISMS by enrolling on our ISO27001 Certified ISMS Foundation Training Course.

This one-day course provides a comprehensive introduction to the key elements required to comply with ISO 27001. You’ll learn from expert information security consultants and have the chance to review case studies and participate in group discussions and practical exercises.

Developed by the team that led the world’s first successful ISO 27001 implementation project, this one-day course provides a comprehensive introduction to Standard.

You’ll learn from expert information security consultants, as they explain:

  • ISO 27001 management system documentation;.
  • How to plan, scope and communicate throughout your ISO 27001 project; and
  • The key steps involved in an ISO 27001 risk assessment.

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Nov 14 2016

Implementing an ISMS: where should you start?

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With the number of ISO 27001 certifications rising fast in the US, organizations will be looking to implement an ISO 27001-compliant information security management system (ISMS) quickly, before any of their competitors.

However, the hardest part of achieving ISO 27001 certification is providing the documentation for the ISMS. Often – particularly in more complex and larger businesses – the documentation can be up to a thousand pages. Needless to say, this task can be lengthy, stressful and complicated.

IT Governance Publishing’s (ITGP) ISO 27001 toolkits offer this documentation in pre-written templates, along with a selection of other tools to:

  • Help save you months of work as all the toolkits contain pre-written templates created by industry experts that meet ISO 27001:2013 compliance requirements.
  • Reduce costs and expenses as you tackle the project alone.
  • Save the hassle of creating and maintaining the documents yourself.
  • Accelerate your management system implementation by having all of the tools and resources you need at your disposal.
  • Ensure nothing is left out of your ISMS documentation.

When an organization’s need help with their ISMS projects, they’re normally at a loss.

The two major challenges they face are creating supporting documentation and performing a risk assessment.

With wide range of fixed-price toolkits, these toolkits can provide you with the official ISO 27000 standards, implementation guidance, documentation templates, and risk assessment software to aid your project.

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Sep 21 2015

International law firms see ISO 27001 certification as competitive differentiator

Category: ISO 27k,Security and privacy LawDISC @ 9:22 am

International law firms see ISO 27001 certification as competitive differentiator


ISO 27001 has long been regarded as the information security standard to protect a company’s sensitive information, but more recently law firms have been viewing it as a key competitive differentiator in their field.

Key selling point

Shook, Hardy & Bacon achieved ISO 27001 certification last year and described the standard as a key selling point for their firm. “We wanted to make sure we had the processes in place so [clients] had confidence that we were doing the best we could,” says the firm’s chair, John Murphy.

Strengthened position in the legal market

Murphy continues that certifying to ISO 27001 has strengthened SHB’s position in the legal market and that prospective clients ask the firms they’re evaluating about their data security policies and procedures; some even specifically ask firms whether they have an ISO 27001 certification.

Certification to ISO 27001 has been achieved by at least 12 large law firms, half of which are based in the United Kingdom, and another 16 US firms were identified as “working toward or investigating certification” (International Legal Technology Association’s LegalSEC conference, June 2014).

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Having worked with some of the top law firms in the country – including Eversheds, Freshfields, and Slaughter and May – we know how important data security is to those in the legal sector.

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Dec 04 2013

ISO27001 2013 high level review for making the transition

Category: ISO 27kDISC @ 3:06 pm

ISO 27001 2013

ISO 27001 2013 high level review for making the transition from ISO 27001 2005

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It’s been several months now that highly anticipated release of the latest information security standard ISO 27001 2013 for the organization who have vested interest due to previous compliance or certification in ISO 27001 2005. ISO 27001 2013 has 114 controls defined within 14 security control clauses (domains) collectively containing a total of 35 main security categories and introductory clauses including introduction, scope, normative references.

0. Introduction
1. Scope
2. Normative references
3. Terms and definitions
4. Context of the organisation
5. Leadership
6. Planning
7. Support
8. Operation
9. Performance evaluation
10. Improvement

The new standard no longer require organizations to adopt the Plan-Do-Check-Act (P-D-C-A) model to develop and introduce the ISMS, but leave it to each organization to determine and adopt a continual improvement model (corrective action) that works for them.

The scope in new standard requires every organization to make sure the external and internal issues, (vendor assessment) and information security requirements of these parties are addressed in the contract. This clause will ensure that an ISMS is relevant to the organization’s activity which include external partners and provides an assurance that appropriate controls are in place for external parties as well. In risk assessment area, risks are treated and residual risk accepted by risk owners rather than asset owners, which may require organizations to build a risk register, which will ultimately become an auditable document.

There is another important requirements relating to the setting of information security objectives (strategy), which include the evaluation of the information security performance and measuring the effectiveness of the ISMS.

Annex A has also been restructured into fewer controls (114) and three new domains
A.5. Information security policies
A.6. Organisation of information security
A.7. Human resources security
A.8. Asset management
A.9. Access control
A.10. Cryptography – new
A.11. Physical and environmental security
A.12. Operations security – new
A.13. Communications security
A.14. System acquisition, development and maintenance
A.15. Supplier relationships – new
A.16. Information security incident management
A.17. Information security aspects of business continuity management

The Standard now covers what was previously referred to as ‘control of documents’ and ‘control of records’ under the description of ‘documented information’.

There is no longer a summary of the mandated documents required by the Standard in this section, relying on the organization to identify the requirements for what is now referred to as ‘documented information’ for itself. They are listed below

The scope (4.3)
The information security policy (5.2 e)
The information security risk assessment process (6.1.2)
The information security risk treatment process (6.1.3)
Statement of Applicability (6.1.3 d)
The information security objectives (6.2)
Evidence of competence (7.2)
That documentation ‘determined by the organisation as being necessary for the effectiveness of the information security management system’ (7.5.1 b)
The documentation necessary to have confidence that the processes required for operational planning and control have been carried out as planned (8.1)
The results of information security risk assessments (8.2)
The results of information security risk treatment (8.3)
Evidence of the information security performance monitoring and measurement results (9.1)
Internal audit programme(s) and the audit results (9.2 g)
Evidence of the results of management reviews (9.3)
Evidence of the nature of the non-conformities and any subsequent actions taken, and the results of any corrective actions (10.1)

Summary of new controls in ISO 27001 2013 Annex A

A.6.1.5 – Information security in project management
All projects will address information security, regardless of the nature of the project. This ensures that information security is dealt with from the bottom up.
A.14.2.1 – Secure development policy
Rules for development of software and systems are established and applied to developments. This acts as a sort of precursor control to 14.1.1 and 14.1.3, which relate to controlling the data and applications developed under this control.
14.2.6 – Secure development environment
The organisation ensures an appropriately secure development environment for system development and integration, across the whole development lifecycle. This is deliberately broad to allow input from the earliest stages of the ISMS (identifying the nature of the organisation), rather than restrictively demanding measures that may not be relevant.
14.2.8 – System security testing
The organisation establishes acceptance testing programs and related criteria for new information systems, upgrades and new versions.
15.1.3 – Information and communication technology supply chain
This control requires agreements with suppliers to address information security risks associated with information and communications technology services and products supply chain.
16.1.4 – Assessment of and decision on information security events
Information security events are examined and assessed to determine whether they qualify as information security incidents. This control applies an additional step in the incident management process.

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Jan 13 2011

Meet Stringent California Information Security Legislation with Comprehensive Toolkit

Category: ISO 27kDISC @ 4:06 pm

Three years ago, California state IT council adopted the information security program guide which help organizations to comply with SB 1386. The council advised the use of information security standard ISO 27002 framework to comply and meet the needs of SB 1386.

This legislation deals with the security of personal information and is applicable to all organisations (state and government agencies, non-profit, companies of all sizes, regardless of geographic location) holding personal data on any person living in California. SB-1386 requires such information holders to disclose any unauthorised access of computerised data files containing personal information.

In response, IT Governance’s comprehensive ‘SB-1386 & ISO27002 Implementation Toolkit’ is specifically designed by experts in data compliance legislation to guide organisations on how to conform to SB-1386. The toolkit conforms to ISO27002 and, if desired, also helps organisations prepare for any external certification process (ISO 27001) that would demonstrate conformance with such a standard. The State of California has itself formally adopted ISO/IEC 27002 as its standard for information security and recommended that organisations use this standard as guidance in their efforts to comply with California law.

Which businesses are affected by SB 1386 law?
o If you have a business in California
o Outsourcing company who does business with a company in California or have customers in California
o Data centers outside of California which store information of California residents


Toolkits are designed to help organizations who need to comply with a law like SB 1386. SB 1386 and ISO 27002 implementation toolkit assist ISO 27002 compliance. Also help organizations who are interested in certification to lay in the ground work for (ISO 27001) certification that would demonstrate the conformance with world class information security management systems.

The Comprehensive SB1386 Implementation toolkit comprises of:
1. The SB 1386 Documentation Toolkit: a download with nearly 400 of densely packed pages of fit-for-purpose policies and procedures ensuring full compliance with SB 1386.
2. International IT Governance: An Executive Guide to ISO 17799/ISO 27001 (Soft Cover) This is the US version of the long established world leading manual on designing and implementing an Information Security Management System (ISMS) in line with the best practice guidance of ISO27001/ISO17799.
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o Conforms to NIST SP 800-30
o The wizard-based approach simplifies and accelerates the risk assessment process;
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Oct 07 2008

vsRisk and security risk assessment

Category: ISO 27k,Security Risk AssessmentDISC @ 3:18 pm

Information Security Risk Management for ISO27001 / ISO27002

The State of California has adopted ISO/IEC 27002 as its standard for information security and recommends other organizations and vendors to use this standard as guidance in their efforts to comply with California law.

To achieve an ongoing compliance, major organizations require tools to comply with standard such as ISO 27002/ISO27001. vsRisk is an easy to use Information Security Risk Assessment tool which makes risk assessment process consistent, easier and produces required documentation to achieve ISO 27001 certification . vsRisk also aligns seamlessly with standards like ISO 27002, ISO 27005 and NIST SP 800-30.

vsRisk helps organizations to develop an Information Security Management System (ISMS) asset inventory and capture business, legal and contractual requirements against each asset. vsRisk is customizable to meet specific needs when introducing new risks, vulnerabilities and controls without any additional help from a consultant. vsRisk helps you focus on assets rather than on threats and vulnerabilities. This is an approach which works by treating business processes as an asset, which is examined for their criticality, lack of security and consequences of failed process can be examined. In this regards, vsRisk is an effective and efficient tool by identifying most important points and key issues right away, which focusing on threats doesn’t.

Major benefits of vsRisk tool:
1. It is the definitive ISO27001 risk assessment tool, compliant
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2. It is designed to be usable – your lead risk assessor and any
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3. Unique features include the risk assessment wizard, which
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4. vsRisk creates a baseline from which future risk assessments can
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5. vsRisk integrates with ISMS documentation toolkit, for even
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“vsRisk™- the Definitive ISO 27001: 2005-Compliant Information Security Risk Assessment Tool, which automates and delivers an ISO/IEC 27001-compliant risk assessment and can assess confidentiality, integrity and availability for each of business, legal and contractual aspects of information assets – as required by ISO 27001. Providing a comprehensive best-practice alignment, it supports ISO 27001 and 27002 (ISO/IEC 17799) disciplines, and is ISO/IEC 27005 and NIST SP 800-30 compliant. It also offers a wizard-based approach that simplifies and accelerates the risk assessment process, plus integrates and regularly updates BS7799-3 compliant threat and vulnerability databases.”

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vsRisk™- the Definitive ISO 27001: 2005-Compliant Information Security Risk Assessment Tool, which automates and delivers an ISO/IEC 27001-compliant risk …

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