Dasera's Guide to Mastering ISO/IEC 27001 Certification

In data security and governance, ISO/IEC 27001 certification is a pivotal standard, signifying a robust commitment to information security management. At Dasera, a leading data security posture management (DSPM) company, we understand the criticality of this standard in today's digital landscape. This blog post focuses on the significance of ISO/IEC 27001 certification and how Dasera facilitates organizations in achieving and upholding this essential standard.

Understanding ISO/IEC 27001

ISO/IEC 27001 is a globally recognized information security management system (ISMS) standard. It outlines a framework for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving an ISMS. The primary focus of ISO/IEC 27001 is to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systematically and cost-effectively by implementing risk management processes.

Why ISO/IEC 27001 Matters

In today's digital age, where data breaches and cyber threats are increasingly common, ISO/IEC 27001 certification is more important than ever. It helps organizations protect their valuable information assets and demonstrates their commitment to information security to stakeholders and customers.

Dasera's Role in Achieving ISO/IEC 27001 Certification

Dasera is pivotal in helping organizations achieve and maintain ISO/IEC 27001 certification. Here's how:

  • Automated Data Security and Governance: Dasera's platform automates the discovery, flagging, and fixing of data risks, which is crucial for managing the information security risks highlighted in ISO/IEC 27001.
  • Comprehensive Coverage: Our solution covers both structured and unstructured data across various environments (cloud, on-premises), aligning with the standard’s emphasis on securing all forms of data.
  • Data-In-Use Monitoring: ISO/IEC 27001 emphasizes the importance of monitoring information security. Dasera’s unique IP allows for deep data usage analysis, offering unmatched visibility into potential risks.
  • Data Breach Prevention: Preventing breaches is at the heart of ISO/IEC 27001, and Dasera’s powerful policy engine and risk analysis capabilities are aligned with this objective.
  • Continuous Data Protection: Our platform offers continuous protection throughout the data lifecycle, ensuring data confidentiality, integrity, and availability - the three core principles of information security as per ISO/IEC 27001.
  • Automated Remediation: Dasera integrates with third-party tools to automate the handling and rectifying security vulnerabilities, which supports the standard’s requirement for proactive risk management.

The ISO/IEC 27001 Certification Checklist

A comprehensive checklist is often utilized to assist organizations in achieving ISO/IEC 27001 certification.  Dasera can support these elements by providing automated tools and processes that align with the standard's requirements, particularly in information security policy, asset management, access control, and incident management.

  • Information Security Policy
    • Dasera’s Contribution: Our platform helps draft, implement, and monitor compliance with information security policies. Through automated analysis, Dasera ensures that all data handling practices within an organization align with these policies, reinforcing the foundation of an ISMS
  • Human Resource Security
    • How Dasera Helps: We offer a system that governs how access to sensitive data is granted, monitored, and maintained within the organization in line with the necessary security standards for ensuring employees understand their information security obligations.
  • Asset Management
    • Dasera’s Approach: Our solution discovers and classifies data across the organization, ensuring that all assets are accounted for and properly protected. This is crucial for ISO/IEC 27001’s emphasis on understanding what data you have and how they are used and accessed.
  • Access Control
    • Dasera’s Capabilities: We provide continuous access Monitoring and Integrate with existing Access Control Tools for Remediation purposes. Our platform can automate the granting, reviewing, and revoking access rights, a key requirement of the ISO/IEC 27001 standard.
  • Cryptography
    • Dasera’s Integration: While Dasera does not directly handle cryptographic elements, our platform integrates with cryptographic solutions to ensure the secure storage and transmission of sensitive data.
  • Physical and Environmental Security
    • Dasera’s Indirect Role: Although Dasera focuses on digital data security, our system helps catalog digital assets, which can inform physical security measures.
  • Operations Security
    • How Dasera Contributes: By constantly monitoring data operations, Dasera ensures that operational procedures and responsibilities are clearly defined and followed, reducing the risk of data leaks or breaches.
  • Communications Security
    • Dasera’s Impact: Our platform can help monitor data flows within and outside the organization, ensuring the secure transmission of information and maintaining the confidentiality and integrity of data as it moves across different networks and platforms.
  • System Acquisition, Development, and Maintenance
    • Dasera’s Support: We assist in ensuring that information security is an integral part of the systems throughout their lifecycle, from development to maintenance.
  • Information Security Incident Management
    • Dasera’s Strength: We offer robust incident detection and response capabilities, crucial for identifying, assessing, and managing information security incidents.
  • Business Continuity Management
    • Dasera’s Role: While primarily focused on data security, Dasera’s tools can contribute to business continuity planning by ensuring critical data assets are always protected and recoverable during a disruption.
  • Compliance
    • Dasera’s Compliance Solution: Our platform aids in proving compliance with regulatory and legal standards, such as ISO/IEC 27001, by tracking sensitive data, monitoring access, and aligning with established compliance policies.

Companies should push for the adoption of ISO/IEC 27001 as a means to safeguard their organization's information assets. With Dasera's advanced technology and expertise, we can streamline the path to achieving and maintaining ISO/IEC 27001 certification, ensuring that your organization meets and exceeds the standard’s requirements for information security.


David Mundy