ISO 27001 compliance can be a technical and logistical challenge for individuals and organizations alike. Our solutions take the guesswork out of compliance and make it easier for you to become ISO 27001 compliant.
Who needs an ISO 27001?
ISO 27001 applies to all types and sizes of organizations, including public and private companies, government entities, and non-profits. This standard is used to help make the information assets organizations hold more secure.
What does ISO 27001 stand for?
ISO/IEC 27001 is a security management standard jointly published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
ISO27001 Controls & Requirements
The ISO 27001 controls (also known as safeguards) are the practices to be implemented to reduce risks to acceptable levels. Controls can be technical, organizational, legal, physical, human, etc. To ensure compliance, companies must list all security controls to be implemented in a document called the Statement of Applicability.
There is 114 Annex A controls divided into 14 different categories. The ISO 27001 Annex A Controls are listed below.
ISO 27001 Requirements:
Define a security policy
Define the scope of the ISMS
Conduct a risk assessment
Manage identified risks
Select control objectives and controls to be implemented
Prepare a statement of applicability
ISO 27001 Annex A Controls:
A.5 Information security policies
A.6 Organisation of information security
A.7 Human resource security
A.8 Asset management
A.9 Access control
A.11 Physical and environmental security
A.12 Operations security
A.13 Communications security
A.14 System acquisition, development, and maintenance
A.15 Supplier relationships
A.16 Information security incident management
A.17 Information security aspects of business continuity management
HOW WE HELP
How NordLayer helps be ISO 27001 compliant
NordLayer provides several services that help organizations take the necessary steps towards compliance.
Implement Access Control to Sensitive Data
Whoever you’re giving access to - enterprise users, third-party administrators, or business associates - the experience should be efficient, seamless, and safe. With NordLayer, all user identities are verified before network access permissions are granted, ensuring data security and compliance with ISO 27001.
Modern organizations need modern security solutions that quickly adapt to the complexities of today’s hybrid working environments and ISO 27001 requirements. Wherever their location, users, devices, apps, and data must have the same advanced level of protection. That’s where NordLayer comes in.
When using any communication service provider (CSP) such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Entra ID, Google Cloud Platform, or others, compliance becomes a shared responsibility between the CSP and the customer. NordLayer helps secure these otherwise vulnerable cloud environment connections.
Stop threats before they reach your people and respond quickly when things go wrong. NordLayer automatically restricts untrusted websites and users, preventing potentially harmful malware or other cyber threats from infecting your device.
Whenever customer data or other sensitive information is sent between networks, it may be vulnerable to many attacks. NordLayer encrypts this traffic using AES 256-bit encryption, the most optimal solution to avoiding security incidents and personal data breaches.
Activity Monitoring & Visibility
Monitoring and verifying user access and access requests allow businesses to understand who is inside the enterprise network and what data they are attempting to access. This monitoring is crucial to ensure compliance.
We Can Help with ISO 27001 Compliance
NordLayers’ information security management systems are certified according to ISO 27001. Contact the professionals at NordLayer for consultation on what solutions are best for your organization. We’ll help you determine what you need to do next to be in compliance with ISO 27001.
Organizations that want to earn an ISO 27001 certification are required to maintain an information security management system (ISMS) that covers all aspects of the standard. After that, they can request a full audit from a certification body.
There are several benefits and reasons why organizations want to become ISO 27001 compliant. Firstly, ISO 27001 helps you avoid cyber criminals breaking into your organization and data breaches caused by internal actors making mistakes. Secondly, ISO 27001 compliance demonstrates to stakeholders that you take information security seriously. And lastly, this certification is globally accepted and shows adequate security, reducing the need for repeat customer audits.
The main difference is that ISO 27001 certification can only be completed by a recognized ISO 27001-accredited certification body, while the SOC 2 attestation report can be performed by a licensed CPA (Certified Public Accountant).