ISO 27001 Domains, Control Objectives and Controls

ISO 27001 has for the moment 11 Domains, 39 Control Objectives and 130+ Controls. Following is a list of the Domains and Control Objectives.

1. Security policy
Information security policy
Objective: To provide management direction and support for information security in accordance with business requirements and relevant laws and regulations.

2. Organization of information security
Internal organization
Objective: To manage information security within the organization.
External parties
Objective: To maintain the security of the organization’s information and information processing facilities that are accessed, processed, communicated to, or managed by external parties.

3. Asset management
Responsibility for assets
Objective: To achieve and maintain appropriate protection of organizational assets.
Information classification
Objective: To ensure that information receives an appropriate level of protection.

4. Human resources security
Prior to employment
Objective: To ensure that employees, contractors and third party users understand their responsibilities, and are suitable for the roles they are considered for, and to reduce the risk of theft, fraud or misuse of facilities.
During employment
Objective: To ensure that all employees, contractors and third party users are aware of information security threats and concerns, their responsibilities and liabilities, and are equipped to support organizational security policy in the course of their normal work, and to reduce the risk of human error.
Termination or change of employment
Objective: To ensure that employees, contractors and third party users exit an organization or change employment in an orderly manner.

5. Physical and environmental security
Secure areas
Objective: To prevent unauthorized physical access, damage and interference to the organization’s premises and information.
Equipment security
Objective: To prevent loss, damage, theft or compromise of assets and interruption to the organization’s activities.

6. Communications and operations management
Operational procedures and responsibilities
Objective: To ensure the correct and secure operation of information processing facilities.
Third party service delivery management
Objective: To implement and maintain the appropriate level of information security and service delivery in line with third party service delivery agreements.
System planning and acceptance
Objective: To minimize the risk of systems failures.
Protection against malicious and mobile code
Objective: To protect the integrity of software and information.
Back-up
Objective: To maintain the integrity and availability of information and information processing facilities.
Network security management
Objective: To ensure the protection of information in networks and the protection of the supporting infrastructure.
Media handling
Objective: To prevent unauthorized disclosure, modification, removal or destruction of assets, and interruption to business activities.
Exchange of information
Objective: To maintain the security of information and software exchanged within an organization and with any external entity.
Electronic commerce services
Objective: To ensure the security of electronic commerce services, and their secure use.
Monitoring
Objective: To detect unauthorized information processing activities.

7. Access control
Business requirement for access control
Objective: To control access to information.
User access management
Objective: To ensure authorized user access and to prevent unauthorized access to information systems.
User responsibilities
Objective: To prevent unauthorized user access, and compromise or theft of information and information processing facilities.
Network access control
Objective: To prevent unauthorized access to networked services.
Operating system access control
Objective: To prevent unauthorized access to operating systems.
Application and information access control
Objective: To prevent unauthorized access to information held in application systems.
Mobile computing and teleworking
Objective: To ensure information security when using mobile computing and teleworking facilities.

8. Information systems acquisition, development and maintenance
Security requirements of information systems
Objective: To ensure that security is an integral part of information systems.
Correct processing in applications
Objective: To prevent errors, loss, unauthorized modification or misuse of information in applications.
Cryptographic controls
Objective: To protect the confidentiality, authenticity or integrity of information by cryptographic means.
Security of system files
Objective: To ensure the security of system files.
Security in development and support processes
Objective: To maintain the security of application system software and information.
Technical Vulnerability Management
Objective: To reduce risks resulting from exploitation of published technical vulnerabilities.

9. Information security incident management
Reporting information security events and weaknesses
Objective: To ensure information security events and weaknesses associated with information systems are communicated in a manner allowing timely corrective action to be taken.
Management of information security incidents and improvements
Objective: To ensure a consistent and effective approach is applied to the management of information security incidents.

10. Business continuity management
Information security aspects of business continuity management
Objective: To counteract interruptions to business activities and to protect critical business processes from the effects of major failures of information systems or disasters and to ensure their timely resumption.

11. Compliance
Compliance with legal requirements
Objective: To avoid breaches of any law, statutory, regulatory or contractual obligations, and of any security requirements.
Compliance with security policies and standards, and technical compliance
Objective: To ensure compliance of systems with organizational security policies and standards.
Information systems audit considerations
Objective: To maximize the effectiveness of and to minimize interference to/from the information systems audit process.

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