What is ‘risk assessment’?
Risk assessment is the core competence of ISMS.
ISMS decisions are entirely driven by specific judgments made as an outcome of a risk assessment in relation to identified risks and specific information assets. Risk assessment enables expenditure on controls to be balanced against the business harm likely to result from security failures.
In today’s information economy, the protection of information assets – ‘information security’ – is rapidly overtaking physical asset protection as a fundamental public sector governance responsibility. Information security management is becoming a critical business discipline, in both the private and public sectors.
Risk assessment tool
It is extremely difficult to carry out a risk assessment that will meet the requirements of ISO 27001 without using a specialist information security risk assessment tool. While there is a wide range of products on the market that claim to meet these requirements, the reality is that there are very few. One of the tools that IT governance recommends is vsRisk – ISO 27001:2005 Compliant Information Security Risk Assessment Tool – the definitive risk assessment tool, whose demo you can download below:
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