By Steve G Watkins
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Occasionally there will be technological developments that introduce risks which are not covered to a suitable extent by the existing controls, and so it may be necessary to adopt additional controls. In the standards there are over 130 controls split into 11 categories, but for the purpose of familiarisation here we are considering them in six groups, and not in any detail. The six groups are not themselves significant and they could easily be formed differently. Organisation, structure and human resources This list includes the main controls off which the rest of the system hangs.
35 CHAPTER 6: CERTIFICATION As with many other management system standards, there is a scheme that can be used by organisations to demonstrate their compliance with the internationally recognised standard for information security management, ISO27001. Companies wishing to use this standard to demonstrate the robustness of their information security management arrangements need to subject themselves to an external audit. For the assurance provided by the outcome of the audit to be recognised, the audit needs to be conducted in compliance with the recognised scheme; that is, the ‘accredited certification scheme’.
The schedule can include checks to confirm that only the right, approved equipment is connected to the network, that systems and software are as required (the approved mix and number for the licences held), and can include penetration testing to confirm the resilience of the technical measures in place. 35 CHAPTER 6: CERTIFICATION As with many other management system standards, there is a scheme that can be used by organisations to demonstrate their compliance with the internationally recognised standard for information security management, ISO27001.
An Introduction to Information Security and ISO 27001 by Steve G Watkins