This web page presents a Plain English outline of the new
ISO IEC 27001 information security standard. For a more detailed
version, please see ISO IEC 27001 2013 Translated into Plain English.
4. Contextual requirements
4.1 Understand your organization and its particular context.
4.2 Define the needs and expectations of your interested parties.
4.3 Figure out what your ISMS should apply to and clarify its scope.
4.4 Develop an ISMS that complies with this international standard.
5. Leadership requirements
5.1 Provide leadership and show that you support your ISMS.
5.3 Assign responsibility and authority for your ISMS.
6. Planning requirements
6.1 Specify actions to manage risks and address opportunities.
6.1.1 Consider risks and opportunities when you plan your ISMS.
6.1.2 Establish an information security risk assessment process.
6.1.3 Develop an information security risk treatment process.
6.2 Set security objectives and develop plans to achieve them.
7. Support requirements
7.1 Support your ISMS by providing the necessary resources.
7.2 Support your ISMS by making sure that people are competent.
7.3 Support your ISMS by making people aware of their responsibilities.
7.4 Support your ISMS by identifying your communication needs.
7.5 Support your ISMS by managing all relevant information.
7.5.1 Include the information and documents that your ISMS needs.
7.5.2 Manage the creation and modification of your ISMS documents.
7.5.3 Control your organization's ISMS information and documents.
8. Operational requirements
8.1 Carry out operational planning and control your processes.
8.2 Conduct regular information security risk assessments.
8.3 Implement your information security risk treatment plan.
9. Evaluation requirements
9.1 Monitor, measure, analyze, and evaluate your information security.
9.2 Set up an internal audit program and use it to evaluate your ISMS.
9.3 Review performance of your organization's ISMS at planned intervals.
10. Improvement requirements
10.2 Enhance the overall performance of your ISMS.
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