What Is An ISMS Governing Body?

The ISMS Governing Body oversees an organization’s information security management system (ISMS). The Governing Body typically includes leaders from executive management. It should also include¬† those responsible for management of compliance, cybersecurity, and information systems.

The Governing Body’s primary responsibilities include alignment of information security and business objectives. It also implements appropriate management policies and resource allocations to achieve and maintain these goals. The Governing Body is also responsible for evolving the ISMS as needs, goals, and security threats change, and establishing, meeting, and reporting key performance indicators (KPIs) that achieve the goals of the ISMS.

How Trustero Can Help

Trustero Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is a cloud-based, easy-to-use compliance automation solution, designed to simplify audit readiness with auditor-approved controls and auditor-vetted policy templates. It performs automated evidence gathering and validity testing and provides AI-powered recommendations for manual evidence gathering and testing. The Trustero platform also integrates with leading Software as a Service (SaaS) tools, and enables easy switching between tailored views of individual audits and a company-wide “continuous compliance” view.

The Trustero solution also performs real-time compliance monitoring. It constantly monitors key ISMS components and can notify administrators, audit managers or Governing Body members if any when an ISMS element fails or falls out of SOC 2 compliance. Trustero Compliance as a Service can help administrators quickly isolate problems and suggest effective remediation measures.

To support pursuit of continuous compliance, the Trustero solution can produce reports on the status of the organization’s technology landscape, regularly and on demand. Reports can help the Governing Body assess how effectively the ISMS is meeting selected key performance indicators (KPIs). These features can help an ISMS Governing Body evolve the ISMS proactively and in timely response to changes, failures, and threats.

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