ISO 27001 Gap Analysis

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A gap analysis against ISO 27001 involves a comprehensive assessment of an organization's business processes, ISMS and security policies to determine how they align with the standards set by ISO 27001.

ISO 27001 Gap Analysis
A gap analysis against ISO 27001 involves a comprehensive assessment of an organization’s business processes and policies to determine how they align with the standards set by ISO 27001, which is a global benchmark for information security management.
This analysis helps identify areas where improvements are needed to meet these standards.

The key areas typically audited in this process include:

Information Security Policies:

  • Reviewing the existing policies for information security.
  • Assessing the alignment of these policies with ISO 27001 requirements.
  • Assess how policies are controlled and stored.
  • Assess how policies are shared with staff and other interested parties.

Organization of Information Security:

  • Evaluating the internal organization and management structure.
  • Assessing roles, responsibilities, and authorities for information security management.

Alignment with technical controls:

  • Evaluating the controls on access to information and systems.
  • Ensure agreed ISO standards are being applied to IT systems.
  • Assessing the management of technical vulnerabilities.
  • Reviewing network security management and information transfer controls.

Physical and Environmental Security (where appropriate):

  • Reviewing the security of physical locations and equipment.
  • Assessing protection against environmental threats and hazards.

Supplier Relationships:

  • Evaluating the management of supplier relationships and the security aspects of service delivery.

Information Security Incident Management:

  • Reviewing the mechanisms for managing information security incidents.
  • Assessing the readiness and response plans for information security events.

Information Security Aspects of Business Continuity Management:

  • Evaluating the robustness of business continuity plans from an information security perspective.

Compliance (if currently ISO27001 certified):

  • Reviewing the adherence to legal, statutory, regulatory, and contractual requirements.
  • Assessing the process of information security reviews and audits.
  • Management of ISO conformance, such as internal audits and management reviews.
  • A review of the Statement Of Applicability and a sampled audit of controls

The outcome of this gap analysis is a detailed report that highlights areas of non-compliance, provides an assessment of the current information security management practices against ISO 27001 standards, and offers recommendations for improvements. This process is crucial for organizations seeking to enhance their information security management system (ISMS), mitigate risks, and achieve ISO 27001 certification.

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