What Are The ISO 27001 Annex A Controls?

The ISO 27001 Annex A controls are elements of the ISO 27001 standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The Annex A controls span information systems, people, policies, procedures, and processes. Organizations choose from among these to craft security strategies tailored to meet their specific business needs and data protection requirements.

There are 114 Annex A controls, grouped into 14 domains. Each domain focuses on a specific area that affects or is affected by your security-related efforts and measures. Examples include asset security, general organizational needs, human resources (HR), legal and compliance requirements, physical security, and development and operations of IT systems. In addition, information security incident management and the security aspects of business continuity management are also addressed by specific Annex A domains.

How Trustero Can Help

Trustero Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is cloud-based, easy-to-use compliance automation software. It is designed to simplify SOC 2 audit readiness and enable continuous compliance. Its features can also aid compliance with the ISO 27001 Annex A controls.

For example, the Trustero platform includes auditor-approved controls and auditor-vetted policy templates. It performs automated evidence gathering and validity testing. And it provides AI-powered recommendations for manual evidence gathering and testing. These features make SOC 2 audits and reports easier and faster, for you and your auditor.

Trustero CaaS also integrates with leading Software as a Service (SaaS) tools and platforms. In addition, the Trustero solution constantly monitors your technology infrastructure and can notify administrators when an element falls out of SOC 2 compliance. Regular and on-demand reports of your compliance posture help you achieve and sustain continued compliance. These and other features can also help you maintain ISO 27001 Annex A compliance, and quickly isolate and resolve threats to it.

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