How are technological controls implemented?
The implementation of technological controls should be based on a risk assessment. The organisation should identify the potential threats to its information and information systems from technological attacks and then implement the appropriate controls to mitigate these threats.
The process of implementing technological controls can be broken down into the following steps:
The first stage is to identify the potential threats to the organisation's information and information systems from technological attacks. The following factors can be considered:
External threats: Cyberattacks, malware, phishing
Internal threats: Employee error, fraud, espionage
After the risk assessment, the organisation can select the appropriate controls within the risk treatment to mitigate the identified threats. It is important to weigh up the costs and benefits of the controls.
In the third phase, the design of the controls is determined. This includes the specification of the technical and organisational measures required to implement the controls.
In the fourth phase, the controls are implemented. This includes the procurement and installation of the necessary hardware and software as well as the training of employees.
The controls must be monitored regularly to ensure that they function properly and achieve the desired results. This includes regular audits and tests of the controls.
Technological controls to strengthen your information security
Technological controls are measures that improve the security of information and information systems. They help to protect information and information systems against unauthorised access, manipulation, destruction and loss.
The 2022 version of ISO 27001 considers the current challenges of information security and offers ways to establish an appropriate approach to current conditions.
Find the right controls for your organisation and use our ISO 27001 checklist to find out what you need to do to comply with ISO 27001.