In this article we lay bare the ISO27001 Scope Statement. 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 the ISO27001 Scope Statement
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What is ISO 27001 Scope?
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 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.
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:
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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