ISO/IEC 27001, often referred to as ISO 27001, is the internationally recognized standard
for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). It defines the requirements an ISMS must meet.
ISO 27001 outlines standards for companies of all sizes and sectors on how to manage sensitive company information, ensuring its confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Conformity with ISO 27001 means that an organization or business has put in place a system to manage risks related to the security of data owned or handled by the company, and that this system respects all the best practices and principles in this International Standard.
New threats are constantly emerging and ISO 27001 help organizations to become more risk-aware and to
understand which tools to use to proactively identify and address security weaknesses.
ISO/IEC 27001 promotes a holistic approach to information security: vetting people, policies, and technology. An information security management system implemented according to this standard is a tool for risk management, cyber-resilience, and operational excellence.
Penetration testing is a crucial component of ISO 27001 compliance. It is specifically
addressed in ISO 27001 under the control A.12.6.1 ("Management of technical vulnerabilities") and control
A.12.6.2 ("Restrictions on the use of test tools").
Here's how BreachLock penetration testing can help you achieve compliance with ISO 27001:
ISO 27001 requires a risk assessment, which includes identifying vulnerabilities in your network infrastructure. Penetration testing helps identify these vulnerabilities by simulating real-world attacks on your systems and applications to assess and mitigate risk.
After identifying vulnerabilities, results will be validated, prioritized, and remediated by highest risk. This includes which security controls to implement, mitigate, and management of associated risks. Your penetration testing results are delivered in real-time through the BreachLock Platform, and our AI-driven contextual insights will inform the selection of the most appropriate controls for quick and effective remediation.
Continuous Automated Security Control Testing
ISO 27001 emphasizes the importance of continuous security testing in your network infrastructure. Regular penetration testing helps your security teams to stay vigilant by assessing your security posture over time as new vulnerabilities and threats emerge.
During ISO 27001 certification audits, penetration testing reports are made available via a simple download right within our platform. ISO 27001 certifications are also available through our platform and may be reviewed to ensure your organization is actively identifying and addressing security vulnerabilities.