How are physical controls implemented?
The implementation of physical controls should be based on a risk assessment. The organisation should identify the potential threats to its information and information systems and then implement the appropriate controls to mitigate them.
The process of implementing physical controls can be divided into the following steps:
The first phase identifies the potential threats to the organisation's information and information systems. The following factors can be considered:
- External threats: theft, sabotage, natural disasters
- Internal threats: employee errors, fraud, espionage
After the risk assessment, the organisation can select the appropriate controls to mitigate the identified threats. It is important to weigh the costs and benefits of the controls.
In the third phase, the design of the controls is determined. This includes specifying the technical and organisational measures required to implement the controls.
In the fourth phase, the controls are implemented. This includes procuring and installing the necessary hardware and software, as well as training employees.
The controls must be regularly monitored to ensure that they function properly and achieve the desired results. This includes regular audits and tests of the controls.
Physical controls to strengthen your information security
Physical controls play a vital role in ISMS by safeguarding information and information systems from physical threats such as theft, destruction, and damage.
The ISO 27001:2022 version considers the current challenges of information security and offers opportunities to establish an appropriate approach to current conditions.
To find the right controls for your organization, you can use our ISO 27001 checklist to learn about the measures you need to implement to implement ISO 27001.