09 Nov

6 Create an inventory of information assets to protect

To identify risks and the levels of risks associated with the information you want to protect, you first need to make a list of all of your information assets that are covered in the scope of the ISMS.
What you will need:
You will need the scope that you defined in step 3 and input from the organization that is defined in your scope regarding its information assets.
When you have completed this step, you should have a list of the information assets to
be protected and an owner for each of those assets. You might also want to identify where the information is located and how critical or difficult it would be to replace. This list should be part of the risk assessment methodology document that you created in the previous step.
Because you will need this list to document your risk assessment, you might want to group the assets into categories and then make a table of all the assets with columns for assessment information and the controls you choose to apply.
The following example shows an asset table.