Steps To An Effective ISO 27000/27001 Business Risk Assessment

ISO 27001 is a leading international standard for the management of information security. The standard helps businesses to manage risks, comply with legal obligations and demonstrate compliance with ISO 27000, which is an overarching standard for information security management frameworks.

Why is it important?

For many years, the ISO 27000 and ISO 27001 standards were often mentioned as a standard for effective organizational management. It is important because it provides a framework for risk assessment and identifies how to best control those risks. You can learn more about ISO 27000 and 27001 at

What to expect from an ISO 27001 business risk assessment?

The ISO 27001 standard is a global standard for organizations to assess, manage, and reduce their risk of cyberattacks. A business risk assessment can be done in five steps. 

Step 1: Understand the Risk Profile

Step 2: Define the Stakeholders

Step 3: Understanding the Business Processes and their Risks

Step 4: Identify Risks to Critical Assets

Step 5: Develop Risk Mitigation Strategies

In conclusion, the steps to an effective ISO 27000/27001 business risk assessment is to identify your risks and vulnerabilities, prioritize them, measure the likelihood of each event happening and the impact to your company in the event of a breach. Review your planning measures against these events and how you could potentially limit or avert damage.