Template: SOP Information Security Risk Assessment

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ISO 27001:2023 SectionDocument Section
6.1.1 Actions to address risks and opportunities – General1., 2., 3.
6.1.2 Information security risk assessment2.
6.1.3 Information security risk treatment3.

Summary

This document describes the process for assessing and treating information security risks within the Information Security Management System (ISMS) at <your company name>. It outlines the procedures for risk identification, analysis, evaluation, and treatment to ensure that information security risks are managed effectively.

The purpose of the Information Security Risk Assessment Process is to identify, assess, and manage risks that could potentially affect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the information assets of <your company name>. This process is vital for maintaining robust security practices and ensuring compliance with ISO/IEC 27001:2023 standards.

This document shall be reviewed annually or upon significant changes to the ISMS or the risk landscape. All revisions must be approved by the Information Security Officer (ISO) and communicated to all relevant stakeholders.

Process Steps

1. Risk Identification

The company will:

  • Identify the risks associated with the loss of confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information within the scope of the ISMS.
  • Document the potential security threats and vulnerabilities that could affect the organization’s information assets.
Participants
Management
ISO
Employees
InputOutput
Identified risks
Identified security threats
Identified vulnerabilities

2. Risk Analysis

  • Analyze the likelihood of each identified risk occurring, along with its potential impact on the organization.
  • Utilize qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate the severity of risks based on predefined criteria.
Participants
ISO
InputOutput
Identified risksInformation Security Risk Analysis Plan
Identified security threats
Identified vulnerabilities

3. Risk Assessment

  • Prioritize the risks based on their likelihood and impact.
  • Determine which risks are acceptable and which require further action or treatment based on the risk appetite of the organization.
  • Identify appropriate risk treatment options such as risk avoidance, risk transfer, risk acceptance, or risk mitigation.
  • Select specific security controls to implement from Annex A of ISO/IEC 27001:2023 or other relevant sources.
Participants
Management
ISO
InputOutput
Information Security Risk Analysis PlanInformation Security Risk Table
Information Security Risk Analysis Report

4. Monitoring and Review

  • Regularly monitor and review the effectiveness of the risk treatment measures and controls.
  • Update the Risk Plan, Table and Report appropriately.
Participants
ISO
InputOutput
Monitoring data
Information Security Risk Analysis PlanInformation Security Risk Analysis Plan (updated)
Information Security Risk TableInformation Security Risk Table (updated)
Information Security Risk Analysis ReportInformation Security Risk Analysis Report (updated)

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