This course is about ISO 27001:2013. The lecture style is presentation-with-voiceover. Firstly, I’ll be explaining an overview of the standard at a high level. Then I will be discussing different clauses and controls in more detail. I’ll be updating this course regularly to cover more and more areas in depth. Examining the curriculum content is going to help you understand the coverage.
So far, I’ve covered:
- Annex A Control: Teleworking
- Annex A Control: Asset Management
- Annex A Control: Cryptography
- Annex A Control: Communication Security
This standard is about creating an Information Management System. The goal of an ISMS is to protect the confidentiality & integrity of data while ensuring availability. You can apply this system to any type of organization of any size. It’s based on the same core high-level structure as other management systems. The main clauses include:
- Context of the organization
- Performance Evaluation
The second part of the standard is about controls. They are listed in Annex A, and are grouped into different categories. They provide organizations with a set of tools that can be used to achieve the objectives of their management system. The list is not exhaustive and more controls do exist and can be implemented. Regardless, it’s important to understand the controls mentioned in Annex A and determine if they are applicable or useful to your organization.