ISO 27001 can offer significant benefits to your business. These include the competitive advantage of documented trustworthiness and the ability to expand into international markets. But success with ISO 27001 can also be challenging. This post offers some guidance for addressing those challenges successfully. It also highlights some of the unique advantages Trustero Compliance as a Service (CaaS) can bring to your ISO 27001 certification efforts.
You’ve identified sufficient benefits to your business to pursue ISO 27001 certification. So how best to get there?
Like many online relationships, it’s complicated.
Key Considerations for Your Company
For one thing, it’s not just about ISO 27001. Compliance with an individual framework such as SOC 2 or ISO 27001 is basically table stakes for your business. But ISO 27001 might not be the only framework your company needs or will need to comply with. Depending on your business goals, you may need to add compliance with FedRamp, HIPAA, PCI DSS, SOC 2 or some other framework. You need to approach ISO 27001 certification strategically, so you can build support for additional frameworks without having to “rip and replace” any or all of your current policies or controls.
Controls and policies are usually written by compliance specialists, typically in compliance-focused language. But compliance specialists often don’t understand IT or security. IT, security and business people can therefore likely read those controls and policies, but don’t get any clues about why they’re important or how best to handle them. Consultants can help, but they can be expensive, hard to find or both.
Multiple vendors offer compliance automation solutions and promise to get you “audit-ready” quickly and inexpensively. However, “audit-ready” does not mean “auditor-ready.”
ISO 27001 Certification: How to Get There
To deal with these obstacles, you need to start by carefully scoping your current and expected governance and compliance needs, with an eye toward easing multi-framework support. This approach will allow you to layer frameworks atop each other and achieve a high level of reuse of your controls and policies. Trustero’s highly experienced and certified Customer Success team will ensure you get started on the right track
Your next step is to operationalize those controls by determining, collecting, documenting and presenting in actionable formats the evidence you need to satisfy each control. Only by getting this right will you be ready to work with your consultant to test, assess, refine and finalize those efforts and achieve true audit readiness.
When completed correctly, you will be able to replicate and scale this approach as your compliance needs and related control sets grow and evolve. But yoursuccess will depend heavily on the abilities of your chosen consultant or compliance automation tool.
How Trustero Can Help
Trustero Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is an innovative AI-powered compliance automation platform designed to empower companies to go from “ground zero” to stamp of approval.
Unlike other offerings, Trustero CaaS translates the ISO 27001 standard into clear, actionable language and guidance, for you and your chosen certification body. The Trustero proprietary control set is written in clear, concise language any businessperson can understand. The control set is uniquely designed to enable you to cover multiple frameworks during a single audit period, making multi-framework compliance faster, easier, cheaper and less stressful.
Trustero CaaS transfers CISO-level knowledge to non-experts in security or compliance. You get consistently clear, actionable information about what you need to do and the evidence you need to get you to full ISO 27001 compliance and certification.
ISO 27001 certification and Information Security Management System (ISMS) creation and management. Automated, simplified and complete.
To learn more about Trustero support for ISO 27001, visit https://trustero.com/iso-27001/. And for more information or to schedule a demo, visit https://go.trustero.com/demo-meeting-link or send an email to [email protected].