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Information Security Management System for ISO 27001 Requirement 4.4


What does ISO 27001 Clause 4.4 involve?

This clause of ISO 27001 is a simple stated requirement and easily addressed if you are doing everything else right!  It deals with how the organisation implements, maintains and continually improves the information security management system (ISMS). makes this whole exercise much easier by joining up all the component parts of the ISMS to save time in management through linking the information security management system up.  It provides information management system assurance with automated timestamps, versions, and history of evidence, all from one place in the secure online environment with all the documentation, tools, frameworks and features to demonstrate that in practice. Whether you use or develop your own solution for ISO 27001 and the 137 ish things that need to get done, it is important to evidence you are living and breathing the information security management.

Records and documentation don’t need to be extensive, just enough to run the organisation well in accordance with its culture and risk appetite, whilst also being able to demonstrate the effective operation to the standards and satisfy external auditors.

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A secret to the success of maintaining your information security management system to meet clause 4.4 is having the commitment to information security from senior management, whilst also having the technology to make its administration and management a lot easier for everyone involved; information security officers, senior management, staff, suppliers and the auditors themselves. External auditors will want to see the spirit of ISO 27001 being demonstrated and that starts with the senior management and their commitment to the technology being used to coordinate, control and demonstrate everything else works as expected.

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A Template Policy for ISO 27001 Clause 4.4 when using

Below is an example of just how easy this clause becomes to comply with when you have joined up your information security management system.  It can simply point to relevant parts of the ISMS to evidence for an auditor or other interested party that your approach can be trusted. In the live software platform all the parts are preconfigured and connected up whereas below the links simply follow through to the areas of the website as illustrations of what is available on the live platform itself.

Example Policy for Clause 4.4

This completed ISO 27001: 2013/17 environment demonstrates the organisation’s ISMS, in particular, the policies, controls, and requirements, and should be viewed in conjunction with the integrated work areas for maintaining and continually improving within the following areas.

These include:

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