ISO 27001 Annex : A.8.2.2 Labeling of Information & A.8.2.3 Handling of Assets is based on ISO in this article these two topic has been explained.
A.8.2.2 Labeling of Information
Control- A.8.2.2 Labeling of Information In accordance with the information classification scheme adopted by the organization an adequate set of methods for labeling information should be established and implemented.
Implementation Guidance- Information labeling procedures need to cover information in physical and electronic formats and its related assets. The labeling will represent A.8.2.1 defined classification scheme. The labels are to be clearly identifiable. The protocols will provide instructions on where and how labels are applied taking into account whether the information is obtained or the assets are managed based on media forms. The procedures that identify situations where labeling is absent, e.g. non-confidential information labeling to scale back workloads. Employees and contractors should be made aware of the procedures for labeling.
An appropriate classification label should be included in the output from the system containing information classified as sensitive or critical.
Other Information- Classified information labeling is an essential prerequisite for agreements for information sharing. The common labeling form is physical labels and metadata.
Information labeling and associated assets can sometimes be detrimental. Subject to classified assets, insider assets or external attackers are easier to identify and steal.
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A.8.2.3 Handling of Assets
Control- A.8.2.3 Handling of Assets Procedures for the handling of assets in accordance with the organization ‘s information classification scheme should be developed and implemented.
Implementation Guidance- Procedures should be developed for the handling, processing, storing, and communication of classified information.
The following points should be taken into consideration:-
– Access restrictions that support the security standards for each classification level;
– Maintaining a formal record of the approved recipients of the assets;
– Security to a level consistent with the security of the original information for temporary or permanent copies of information;
– IT asset storage as specified by the manufacturer;
– Clear marking for the authorized recipient of all copies of the media.
The scheme for classification used in the organization, even if the classification levels are similar, may not equate to the schemes employed by other organizations; in addition, information moving across organizations can vary according to their contexts, even if their classification schemes are equal.
Accords with other organizations that include sharing information should include methods of classifying that information and interpreting other organizations’ classifications labels.
Questions related to this topic
- What are the levels of confidentiality?
- What should be included in an asset management policy?
- Who is responsible for classifying information in TCS?
- How do you classify information assets?
- Explain ISO 27001 Annex : A.8.2.2 Labeling of Information & A.8.2.3 Handling of Assets?
ISO 27001 Requirements
Clause 4.4 Information security management system
Clause 4.3 Determining the scope of the information security management system
Clause 5.1 Leadership and commitment
Clause 5.2 Policy
Clause 5.3 Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities
Clause 6.1 Actions to address risks and opportunities
Clause 6.1.2 Information security risk assessment process
Clause 6.1.3 Information security risk treatment
Clause 6.2 Information security objectives & planning
Clause 7.1 Resources
Clause 7.2 Competence
Clause 7.3 Awareness
Clause 7.4 Communication
Clause 7.5 Documented information Implementation Guideline
Clause 8.1 Operational planning & control
Clause 8.2 Information security risk assessment
Clause 8.3 Information security risk treatment
Clause 9.1 Performance evaluation Monitoring, measurement, analysis & evaluation
Clause 9.2 Internal audit
Clause 9.3 Management review
Clause 10.1 Non conformity and corrective action
Clause 10.2 Continual Improvement
ISO 27001 Annex A Controls
Annex A.5 Information Security Policies
Annex A.6 Organization of Information Security
Annex A.6.2 Mobile Devices and Teleworking
Annex A.7 Human Resource Security
Annex A.7.2 During Employment
Annex A.7.3 Termination and Change of Employment
Annex A.8 Asset Management
Annex A.8.1.3 Acceptable Use of Assets & A.8.1.4 Return of Assets
Annex A.8.2 Information Classification
Annex A.8.3 Media Handling
Annex A.9 Access Control
Annex A.9.1.2 Access to Networks and Network Services
Annex A.9.2 User Access Management
Annex A.9.2.3 Management of Privileged Access Rights
Annex A.9.2.4 Management of Secret Authentication Information of Users
Annex A.9.2.5 Review of User Access Rights
Annex A.9.2.6 Removal or Adjustment of Access Rights
Annex A.9.3 User Responsibilities
Annex A.9.4 System and Application Access Control
Annex A.9.4.4 Use of Privileged Utility Programs
Annex A.9.4.5 Access Control to Program Source Code
Annex A.10 Cryptography
Annex A.11 Physical and Environmental Security
Annex A.11.2 Equipment
Annex A.11.1.3 Securing Offices, Rooms and Facilities
Annex A.11.1.4 Protecting Against External and Environmental Threats
Annex A.11.1.5 Working in Secure Areas
Annex A.11.1.6 Delivery and Loading Areas
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