The complete guide to the ISO 27001 scope statement

ISO 27001 Scope Statement Guide

The definitive guide to the ISO 27001 Scope Statement including How to define ISO 27001 scope

What is ISO 27001 Scope?

ISO 27001 scope is the scope of the information security management system.

We are going to build an information security management system with the information security policies and apply it something and then get ISO 27001 certified.

The ‘something’ that we are going to apply it to is the scope.

We document the scope in an ISO 27001 Scope Statement.

What is an ISO 27001 Scope Statement?

The ISO 27001 Scope statement is the statement that will appear on your ISO 27001 certificate.

The ISO 27001 certificate is the public document that you share with customers and potential customers.

The scope statement shows which parts of your business are certified and it shows them that you are doing the right thing for information security.

What does an ISO 27001 Scope Statement Include?

As it will be shared with customers it makes sense to word in such a way that your customers will understand it and that satisfies their requirements. The easiest way to do that is to include the products and services that they are buying from you. Reference them in the names by which they will know them.

ISO 27001 Scope Statement Template

Doing so many ISO 27001 certifications over the years led to the creation of the ISO 27001 Scope Document Template that people can use as part of their own ISO 27001 certification.

How to write an ISO 27001 scope statement

In this tutorial we show you how to write an ISO 27001 scope statement, provide a video walkthrough and a template you can download and start using right away.

ISO 27001 Scope Statement Example

The scope encompasses all [Company] employees, [Company] locations, [Company] owned technology and data assets, and [Company] business processes that deliver [List the products and services in scope].

The Information Security Management System of [Company] is applicable to the following areas of the business:

List them…

A great ISO 27001 scope example is provided in the ISO 27001 Scope Document template and can be readily reused and adapted for your needs.

What is the scope of ISO 27001?

The actual scope of ISO 27001 as a standard covers information security. It defines information security as the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. The right people, with the right access, to the right data at the right time. As a standard ISO 27001 is actually a little tricker than that and bats above it’s pay grade in a number of areas.

Specifically it likes to include catch all statements like complying with all relevant laws. A great catch all and as such it opens up the audit to review all laws that are relevant and seek assurance you are meeting them. In practical terms, most certification auditors are only really comfortable with data protection laws such as those related to GDPR. They will go out of their way to make sure you fully meet the GDPR thus, in effective, expanding the scope of what is in reality a very simple standard.

ISO 27001 Scope Statement tutorial

In this short tutorial we show you how to use the ISO 27001 Scope Statement

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