ISO27001 Competency Matrix Template

The Ultimate ISO27001:2022 Competency Matrix Template

✓ ISO27001:2022 Update

✓ Easy to implement

✓ Easy to configure

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ISO 27001 Competence Matrix Example


The ISO27001 Competency Matrix is a formal document that is used to record, assess and manage the required skills, experience and knowledge of those involved in the information security management system (ISMS). It is a table that lists people and the level of competence that they have in key information security skills and business technologies.

The competence matrix is a record and visual representation of wether you have the skills required to pass the ISO27001 certification and it is used to manage training and gaps in knowledge.

It would be usual to have documentary evidence to backup and support the ISO27001 competence matrix and this can be requested at the ISO27001 certification audit.

An ISO27001 competency matrix is importance because it is a requirement of the ISO27001:2022 Information Security standard and the requirement is explicitly covered in ISO27001 Clause 7.2 Competence.

Ownership of the competency matrix usually sits with either the HR department, the information security manager or a combination of the two.

The competence matrix is vital for you in implementing and maintaining an effective information security management system (ISMS) by ensuring you have skills and knowledge and experience to manage risk, implement controls, respond to incidents and comply with regulation and law.


What format is the ISO27001 Competency Matrix Template in?

The ISO27001 Competency Matrix Template is in Microsoft Excel format

Which ISO27001 clause covers competence?

ISO27001:2022 Clause 7.2 covers competence. You can read more in the ISO27001:2022 Clause 7.2 Competence – Certification Guide

Is there a beginner's guide to the Competency Matrix?

Yes, the ISO27001 Competency Matrix Beginner’s Guide.

Will I need to hire consultants to use ISO27001 Competency Matrix Template?

No. The ISO27001 Competency Matrix Template is designed to be easy to implement and easy to configure. It comes with an easy to follow step by step guide. You are provided with a free hour of training if you need it.

Is the ISO27001 Competency Matrix Template the only policy template I need?

It depends on what you are trying to achieve. It works as a stand alone template but is designed to be part of a pack of ISO27001 Templates Toolkit that meet the needs of your business. We sell the ISO27001 Templates Toolkit at a significant discount.

How long will it take me to implement the ISO27001 Competency Matrix Template?

We estimate that on average it will take you less about 60 seconds to configure it and 15 minutes to deploy it. The templates require information that you know so there is nothing complicated.

How secure are the payments?

Payments are handled entirely through Stripe. They are very secure. We do not handle the payment transaction. We do not store, process or transmit your card holder data.

Is there an online ISMS version of the ISO27001 Competency Matrix Template?

No, we do not support online ISMS versions of the ISO27001 Competency Matrix Template. There are too many downsides to online ISMS portals from ongoing costs, training, ambiguity, lack of flexibility and did we mention costs … the list is endless. The disadvantages far out way any benefits for what is a glorified document storage solution akin to One Drive or Dropbox. For small business and professionals we do not see any benefit in online ISMS portals.

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