Understanding ISO 27001 is a crucial part of your network security compliance posture.
ISO 27001 has 114 controls in 14 groups and 35 control categories. A.5: Information security policies (2 controls) A.6: Organization of information security (7 controls) A.7: Human resource security (6 controls) A.8: Asset management (10 controls) A.9: Access control (14 controls) A.10: Cryptography (2 controls) A.11: Physical and environmental security (15 controls) A.12: Operations security (14 controls) A.13: Communications security (7 controls) A.14: System acquisition, development and maintenance (13 controls) A.15: Supplier relationships (5 controls) A.16: Information security incident management (7 controls) A.17: Information security aspects of business continuity management (4 controls) A.18: Compliance (8 controls)
While firewalls are not explicitly required for ISO 27001 compliance, firewall management is an essential part of an information security policy. The components of firewall policies, including rules how firewalls are configured, and how to configure your network, are valuable for IT personnel and the information security management system because it can be used as a technical instruction. Automated firewall management can help comply with ISO 27001 requirements. For example, by automatically logging every change, it helps organizations maintain traceability in the event of an incident and comply with control A.12.4.1 Event logging.
ISO 27001 compliance helps organizations reduce information security risks. According to A.13.1.1 Network Controls, networks must be managed. These controls, including firewalls and access control lists, should factor in all operations of the business, be designed properly, and business requirements should guide their implementation, risk assessment, classifications and segregation requirements. The auditor will be looking to see these implemented controls are effective and managed appropriately, including by using formal change management procedures. Automated network security management provides a clear, industry-standard methodology made up of security best practices, and helps organizations easily comply with many ISO 27001 controls.
There are many accredited registrars worldwide that can certify organizations as compliant with ISO/IEC 27001, including recognized national variants. The ISO/IEC 27001 certification process, like other ISO processes, usually involves a three-stage audit process: (a) a preliminary, informal review (b) detailed and formal compliance audit and (c) ongoing compliance audits.
AlgoSec automatically generates pre-populated, audit-ready compliance reports for leading industry regulations, including SOX, BASEL II, GLBA, PCI DSS, FISMA, and ISO 27001— which helps reduce audit preparation efforts and costs. AlgoSec also uncovers gaps in the compliance posture and proactively checks every change for compliance violations. AlgoSec also provides daily audit and compliance reporting across the entire heterogeneous network estate. AlgoSec is also an ISO 27001 certified vendor. The certification demonstrates AlgoSec’s commitment to protecting its customers’ and partners’ data. The benefits of working with an ISO 27001 supplier include:
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