ISO27001 Clause 6.1.1 Planning General Beginner’s Guide

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In this article we lay bare ISO27001 Clause 6.1.1 Planning General. Exposing the insider trade secrets, giving you the templates that will save you hours of your life and showing you exactly what you need to do to satisfy it for ISO27001 certification. We show you exactly what changed in the ISO27001:2022 update. I am Stuart Barker the ISO27001 Ninja and this is ISO27001 Clause 6.1.1

What is ISO27001 Clause 6.1.1 Planning General?

ISO27001 Clause 6.1.1 comes under ISO27001 Clause 6 and relates directly to planning. It is a relatively easy clause to satisfy with ISO27001 templates. To implement ISO27001 and go for ISO27001 certification means that you must satisfy this requirement.

What are the ISO27001:2022 Changes to Clause 6.1.1?

Brace yourself. The massive update was to remove the word ‘and’ from 6.1.1 b.

What is the requirement of ISO27001 Clause 6.1.1?

This clause is about planning and you have to demonstrate a couple of things.

You will demonstrate, show and evidence that when you planned your information security management system that you took into account the issues in ISO27001 Clause 4.1 Understanding the organisation and its context and the requirements that you identified in ISO27001 Clause 4.2 Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties.

In addition you are going to work out the risks and opportunities that will address the following points

  • that your information security management system can achieve its intended outcome(s)
  • that you can prevent, or reduce, undesired effects
  • that we can achieve continual improvement

You are going to plan, document and evidence

  • actions to address these risks and opportunities
  • how to integrate and implement these actions into your information security management system processes
  • how to evaluate the effectiveness of these actions

ISO27001 Clause 6.1.1 Definition

The ISO27001 Standard defines clause 6.1.1 as:

When planning for the information security management system, the organisation shall consider the issues referred to in 4.1 and the requirements referred to in 4.2 and determine the risks and opportunities that need to be addressed to:

a) ensure the information security management system can achieve its intended outcome(s);

b) prevent, or reduce, undesired effects

c) achieve continual improvement.

The organisation shall plan:

d) actions to address these risks and opportunities; and

e) how to

1) integrate and implement these actions into its information security management system processes; and

2) evaluate the effectiveness of these actions.

ISO27001 Clause 6.1.1 Planning General

ISO27001 Clause 6.1.1 Implementation Guide 

There are a number of ways to meet the requirements of the ISO27001 clause when going for ISO27001 certification but an effective fast track is the use of ISO27001 templates. The following ISO27001 templates documents will meet the demands of ISO27001 clause 6.1.1.

  • Document: ISMS Risk Register captures, manages and reports risks. These are reported to and overseen by the Management Review Team. 

How to comply with ISO27001 Clause 6.1.1 Planning

Time needed: 1 day.

How to comply with ISO27001 Clause 6.1.1 Planning

  1. Build your information security management system (ISMS)

    Using the ISO27001 Toolkit to fast track your implementation, build your information security management system following the step by step guides and videos.

  2. Implement your risk management policy

    Implement the risk management policy that sets out what you do for risk management and what your risk appetite is.

  3. Implement your risk management process

    Implement your risk management process that shows how you manage risk, how you identify risk, how you asses risk, how you accept risk and the different levels of risk acceptance.

  4. Manage your risk via a risk register

    Implement a risk register that allows you to fully manage, record and report on risk including residual risk.

  5. Effectively and regularly report to the Management Review Team

    Ensure that you report to the Management Review at least once a quarter and follow the structured management team meeting agenda as dictated by the ISO27001 standard.

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ISO27001 Certification Requirements set out clause by clause with these complete beginner’s guides that include everything you need to know, what to do and ISO27001 templates.

See Also

Reference

ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management

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