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Challenges with ISO 27001 compliance and certification

ISO 27001 specifies requirements for the policies, procedures and processes that comprise a company’s information security management system (ISMS). Organizations worldwide value ISO, the international symbol for operational excellence, but struggle with ISO 27001 compliance and certification.

Common challenges with ISO 27001 include:

  • Relying on inefficient processes.
    Gathering and managing disparate data sources from across the organization using inefficient processes often frustrate ISO 27001 or yield incomplete results.
  • Shifting to integrated risk management.
    Adapting from a siloed approach for managing risk to ISO 27001’s top-down approach is often disruptive to operations.
  • Keeping up with documentation requirements.
    Documenting every process, every plan and every task can be a challenge for organizations unaccustomed to the level of documentation that ISO 27001 demands.

Benefits of using Keylight

Whether complying with ISO 27001 or seeking certification, it’s a complex undertaking involving risk management, security management, policy management and continuous process improvement. Attempting compliance using email, spreadsheets and other traditional methods is a recipe for disaster. It means hunting for information stored in separate systems or with different business units. It’s tedious and time-consuming at best.

The Keylight Platform enables a more efficient, more effective ISO 27001 program. It also allows you to continuously monitor and evolve your organization’s ISMS.

With Keylight, you can:

  • Issue and manage risk assessments.
    Use Keylight’s assessment engine to gather, organize and report on critical risk-related information from the people closest to assets and business processes.
  • Identify and prioritize risks.
    Bring ISO 27001’s thorough, detailed approach to identifying and prioritizing risks. Then assign those risks to specific users for analysis with due dates and reminders.
  • Ensure policies related to risk are followed.
    Keylight’s workflow ensures policies are mapped to the ISO 27001 standard. With any new or updated policy, the platform communicates policies to company employees with required acknowledgment and attestation.
  • Carry out change management.
    ISO 27001 is about continuous improvement. That requires making changes. Keylight acts as a change-control mechanism, allowing you to plan, approve and track all changes in the ISMS. You can also forecast the impact of any changes.
  • Streamline audits and audit preparation.
    Automatically generate audit work-papers; gather and store evidence for audits; and assign audit findings to business and asset owners for investigation, remediation and escalation.

The Keylight Difference

ISO 27001 is a global standard for managing a company’s ISMS. What makes Keylight different is you can house your ISMS, ISO 27001 Statement of Applicability and other requirements all within the Keylight Platform.

Keylight’s integrated approach to risk management brings together relevant data from across the business to address the needs, roles, responsibilities and processes of stakeholders. In fact, many organizations depend on Keylight to achieve ISO 27001 certification.

Whether you’re complying with ISO 27001 or seeking ISO 27001 certification, Keylight will help you:

  • Get the right data when you need it. 
    Whether it’s a risk assessment, scanning tool results, compliance requirements or audit results, Keylight centralizes and manages the data so you can take immediate action.
  • Connect everything in one platform. 
    Manage multiple workstreams and conduct all risk, compliance and audit activities within Keylight. The platform’s integrated design allows you to use a single data set so everything from policies to incident response plans always have the latest data. Keylight will even alert you when a key resource, asset or requirement changes.
  • Streamline the information gathering process. 
    Keylight helps you take charge of the information security and evidence gathering processes. The platform issues contextual data requests to identified business and asset owners and ties the request and gathered evidence to your information security requirements.
  • Bring simplicity to dashboards and reporting. 
    Keylight’s real-time, drag-and-drop reporting engine allows users to create and configure their own dashboards and reports. This, coupled with Keylight’s role-based permissions, ensures that the right people receive the right information at the right time in the context they require.
  • Orchestrate a multi-regulation management program. 
    With Keylight, you are not limited to just ISO 27001 compliance or certification. Leverage the platform to integrate and manage multiple risk and compliance frameworks such as NIST 800-53. You can even create your own custom frameworks.

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