Mandatory documents for ISO 27001:2013

Here is a quick recap of the documents required under ISO 27001:2013.

  • 4.3 The scope of the ISMS
  • 5.2 Information security policy
  • 6.1.2 Information security risk assessment process
  • 6.1.3 Information security risk treatment process
  • 6. 1.3 d) The Statement of Applicability
  • 6.2 Information security objectives
  • 7.2 d) Evidence of competence
  • 7.5.1 b) Documented information determined by the organisation as being necessary for the effectiveness of the ISMS
  • 8.1 Operational planning and control
  • 8.2 Results of the information security risk assessment
  • 8.3 Results of the information security risk treatment
  • 9.1 Evidence of the monitoring and measurement of results
  • 9.2  A documented internal audit process
  • 9.2 g) Evidence of the audit programmes and the audit results
  • 9.3 Evidence of the results of management reviews
  • 10.1 f) Evidence of the nature of the non-conformities and any subsequent actions taken10. 1 g) Evidence of the results of any corrective actions taken

Many of the controls in Annex A also assert the necessity of specific documentation, including the following in particular:

  • A 7.1.2 and A.13.2.4 Definition of security roles and responsibilities
  • A 8.1.1 An inventory of assets
  • A 8.1.3 Rules for the acceptable use of assets
  • A.8.2.1 Information classification scheme
  • A.9.1.1 Access control policy
  • A 12.1.1 Operating procedures for IT management
  • A 12.4.1 and A.12.4.3 Logs of user activities, exceptions, and security events
  • A 14.2.5 Secure system engineering principles
  • A 15.1.1 Supplier security policy
  • A 16.1.5 Incident management procedure
  • A 17.1.2 Business continuity procedures
  • A 18.1.1 Statutory, regulatory, and contractual requirements

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