01 Jun

1 Purchase a copy of the ISO/IEC standards

Before establishing an ISMS and drafting the various documents for your ISMS, you should purchase copies of the pertinent ISO/IEC standards, namely:
a) The code of practice standard: ISO 27002. This standard can be used as a starting point for developing an ISMS. It provides guidance for planning an implementing a program to protect information assets. It also provides a list of controls (safeguards) that you can consider implementing as part of your ISMS.
b) The management system standard: ISO/IEC 27001. This standard is the specification for an ISMS. It explains how to apply ISO 27002. It provides the standard against which certification is performed, including a list of required documents. An organization that seeks certification of its ISMS is examined against this standard.