How to Achieve 27001 Certification: An Example of Applied Compliance Management

Sigurjon Thor Arnason, Keith D. Willett

November 28, 2007 by Auerbach Publications
Reference - 352 Pages - 12 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849336485 - CAT# AU3648

USD$109.95

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Features

  • Provides questionnaires to help determine information security strengths and weaknesses with respect to the standard
  • Presents detailed information that assists in the implementation of an information security management system
  • Asks pertinent questions that assess an organization's readiness for an audit and includes information on exactly what auditors are looking for

Summary

The security criteria of the International Standards Organization (ISO) provides an excellent foundation for identifying and addressing business risks through a disciplined security management process. Using security standards ISO 17799 and ISO 27001 as a basis, How to Achieve 27001 Certification: An Example of Applied Compliance Management helps an organization align its security and organizational goals so it can generate effective security, compliance, and management programs.

The authors offer insight from their own experiences, providing questions and answers to determine an organization's information security strengths and weaknesses with respect to the standard. They also present step-by-step information to help an organization plan an implementation, as well as prepare for certification and audit.

Security is no longer a luxury for an organization, it is a legislative mandate. A formal methodology that helps an organization define and execute an ISMS is essential in order to perform and prove due diligence in upholding stakeholder interests and legislative compliance. Providing a good starting point for novices, as well as finely tuned nuances for seasoned security professionals, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone involved with meeting an organization's security, certification, and compliance needs.