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How to automate an ISO 27001 security policy

Today’s business processes require faster responses and greater productivity, and sometimes they involve a lot of monotonous and repetitive work. To minimize the risks of error or failure related to such conditions, the automation of certain activities should be carefully considered by organizations. In this article, you’ll learn how to consider what can be automated during the implementation, operation, and maintenance of security policies based on ISO 27001, the leading ISO standard for information security. Which elements of the policy…

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How to use Conformio ISO 27001 risk assessment software

Investments in information security always present dilemmas: How much is enough? How do you justify implementing safeguard A instead of safeguard B? To help solve these dilemmas, some organizations assess information security risks that need to be treated, most of the time manually. However, when the risk assessment process needs to provide a quick response, or needs to be performed many times in a short period, the manual and case-by-case approach may not be enough. In this article, we will…

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Toolkits vs. Conformio – Which is more applicable for my company?

Organizations that have in-house knowledge for implementing the ISO 27001 standard, the leading ISO standard for information security management, are rare. This is especially true for small and mid-sized companies, so the search for market solutions for the implementation of ISO 27001 in a quick, easy, and cost-effective way is common. As a response to this need, Advisera offers two solutions: the ISO 27001 Documentation Toolkit and the ISO 27001 compliance software, Conformio. See below a comparison, based on key features,…

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How to handle user access management in an ISO 27001 project through Conformio

Just like your need to implement access control to your sensitive information throughout the company, you also need to control access to the information related to your ISO 27001 project. In such a project, there are several people with different needs, lots of tasks and activities, and many types of information shared. It can easily become a mess, and information that should be kept only by a few people ends up becoming common knowledge, causing the system to be burdened…

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What features can you test in the Conformio ISO 27001 free trial?

Conformio is an ISO 27001 compliance software that can help you easily implement, operate, and manage an ISO 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS). However, we understand that it is better to let you use it and feel how Conformio works rather than simply tell you about it. See in this article what you can test for free from the Conformio ISMS software, so you can make your buying decision based on what you can actually achieve with this solution….

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How to automate the creation of the Statement of Applicability

If you’re starting to implement ISO 27001, you’re probably looking for a way to make your job easier, and the best approach would be automating repeatable activities and the creation of reports. In this article, we’ll show you how the creation of the Statement of Applicability, one of the central documents of an ISMS compliant with ISO 27001, can be automated, based on information previously gathered during the start of the implementation, and how this is done on the Conformio…

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Characteristics of online tools for ISO 27001 security incidents

Unfortunately, security incidents cannot be avoided – no matter how hard you try, something will always happen that will damage your information. ISO 27001, a leading information security standard, requires you to record all the security incidents – but why is this needed, and what is the best way to do it? If you are looking for some helpful ISO 27001 incident managements tools, here is the answer. ISO 27001 requirements regarding security incidents ISO 27001 defines a security incident…

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Collaboration in ISO 27001 implementation and maintenance – How to replace a bunch of emails

From the first email that was sent back in 1971 until the present time, emailing has become a standard part of our everyday activities. But, in the age of instant messaging, smart notifications, and cloud technology, organizations are starting to feel the constraints of email communication. Nearly half of our workday is spent on reading, searching, and writing emails, so naturally, productivity and collaboration suffer. How can we deal with that? In this article, we are exploring the capabilities of…

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What kind of ISO 27001 software will be the easiest for employees to use?

Let’s face it, picking the right tool for your organization usually comes down to price and available features. If the tool is cheaper and offers plenty of nice-looking features and reports, it is quickly promoted as the top choice. Unfortunately, organizations rarely consider the time and resources they should invest while setting up and implementing the ISO 27001 software tool, much less maintenance and upgrade costs. Sometimes, those hidden set-up, implementation, maintenance, and upgrade costs exceed expectations and can turn…

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How online software helps gain employee buy-in when implementing ISO 27001

Getting employee buy-in for implementing any management system can be difficult; in general, people don’t like change in their workplace. This quickly becomes apparent if you are trying to implement an Information Security Management System using ISO 27001:2013. So, if you want to successfully make changes in how your employees work, it helps to understand what can cause poor employee buy-in, and to consider tools that can make it easier. What are the issues that cause poor employee buy-in? Change…

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