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ISO27001 compliance checklist available for download

ISO27001 Checklist tool - screenshot

ISO27001 Checklist tool – screenshot

As mentioned previously, we have now uploaded our ISO 27001 (also known as ISO/IEC 27001:2013) compliance checklist and it is available for free download. Please feel free to grab a copy and share it with anyone you think would benefit.

Designed to assist you in assessing your compliance, the checklist is not a replacement for a formal audit and shouldn’t be used as evidence of compliance. However, this checklist can assist you, or your security professionals:

  • to assess your current security measures in a structured way;
  • to make sure you that  have looked at all the relevant controls;
  • to identify areas where your current controls are strong and areas where you can achieve  improvements;
  • to achieve compliance with the standards;
  • to consider what evidence you have that could  demonstrate your compliance to an external party.

Additionally, the tool can provide dashboards allowing you to present management information (MI) across your organisation. This shows where you are in your compliance program and how much progress you have achieved. Presenting information in this manner can be beneficial when it comes to winning stakeholder support in your security improvement plan, as well as demonstrating the value added by security.

You can grab the checklist directly (in Excel format) or visit the Security Resources part of our website for this checklist and many more useful security tools and documents. Halkyn Security makes these documents available to help people improve their security and we never demand you log in, or register, for access.

If you want the document in a different format (such as OpenOffice) get in touch and we will be happy to help you. The checklist uses basic office protection (to prevent accidental modification) but we are  happy to provide unprotected versions on request.

We have tried to make the checklist easy to use, and it includes a page of instructions to assist users. If you do have any questions, or want to talk through the process then let us know. Our security consultants are experienced in delivering ISO27001 compliant security solutions across a wide range of environments and we love’d love the opportunity to help you improve your security.

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73 Comments

  1. Joyce Chua Joyce Chua
    3 December 2013    

    I like to obtain an unprotected version (XlS). Can you send me a copy via this email address?

    • 5 December 2013    

      Hi Joyce,

      More than happy to send over a copy, but right now all our team are maxed out so it might take a week or so before we can get back on to the main systems.

  2. Myk Myk
    17 December 2013    

    I too would appreciate the password to unprotect this document. Can you assist?

    • 18 December 2013    

      Not a problem – I will send it to the email address you have provided here.

      Thanks.

      • 27 January 2014    

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  3. 18 December 2013    

    All requested copies have now been sent out – if you do want an unprotected version please let us know.

    • Frank van der Aa Frank van der Aa
      31 January 2014    

      I also would like to receive the password to unprotect the sheet. Thanks in advance

    • Carol Carol
      11 March 2014    

      Hi

      Please can I have an unprotected copy?

      Many thanks

      Carol

    • Christopher Mayhew Christopher Mayhew
      2 April 2014    

      Good afternoon,

      I would love an unprotected version of this checklist, if available. Thank you for your help!

  4. Nadya Nadya
    9 January 2014    

    Could you send me a password to unprotect this document?

    Thank you in advance.

    • 10 January 2014    

      Hi Nadya,

      We will send you an unprotected version, to the email address you have supplied here, in the next day or so.

      Thanks.

      • tony Schiffman tony Schiffman
        26 February 2014    

        Can I request a password to unprotect the sheet please

  5. Nishit Nishit
    14 January 2014    

    Thank you for sharing the checklist. Can you please send me the unprotected version of the checklist?

    Your assistance is very much appreciated.
    Nishit.

    • 15 January 2014    

      Everyone who has requested an unprotected version of this document should now have it.

      Thank you all for your interest.

  6. Ian Shorten Ian Shorten
    16 January 2014    

    Your checklist looks excellent. Could I please have the password to unprotect it?
    Thanks

    • 17 January 2014    

      Hi Ian.

      Thanks for getting in touch – an unprotected version has been sent to you by email.

  7. Luc Luc
    20 January 2014    

    Looks good. Just what I was looking for. Would I be able to get the password to modify it?

    Thanks.

  8. Ernest Ernest
    20 January 2014    

    This is a great looking assessment artifact. Could you please send me an unprotected version of the checklist.

    Thanks,
    Ernest

  9. Evgen Evgen
    21 January 2014    

    Could you please send me an unprotected version of the checklist?

    Thanks

  10. Laura Laura
    27 January 2014    

    Could you please send me an unprotected version of the checklist.

  11. 28 January 2014    

    The popularity of our checklist continues and we are now getting dozens of requests each day. Despite this we have now cleared the backlog and everyone who has requested a copy should have received it in their email inbox by now.

    Thank you for your interest in this tool.

  12. John John
    29 January 2014    

    Dear Halkin Consulting,

    Could you please send me an unprotected version of the checklist?

    Thx in advance.

  13. 29 January 2014    

    Fantastic checklist.

    Could you pls help me in getting the unprotected version of the checklist ?

    Thanks in advance,

    Vimal Mani

  14. Toto Toto
    29 January 2014    

    Its a very helpfull tool for checking the security condition.
    Could you send me the unprotected version?

    Also, what character to be put on checklist cell? i.e: Cell A5 on “Compliance Checklist” sheet.
    Because I tries some character, but the status still remain 0%.

    Thanks.

    • 30 January 2014    

      Hi – unprotected versions have been sent out now.

      Just for clarification and we are sorry we didn’t make this clearer earlier, Column A on the checklist is there for you to enter any local references and it doesn’t impact the overall metrics.

      We have found that this is especially useful in organisations where there is an existing risk and controls framework as this allows us to show the correlation with ISO27001.

      I hope this helps and if there are any other ideas or suggestions – or even ideas for new checklists / tools – then please let us know and we will see what we can put together.

  15. Diana Diana
    30 January 2014    

    Hi Halkyn Consulting

    I would like an unprotected copy of this excel please.

    Thank you very much for this convenient document.

  16. Levent Levent
    31 January 2014    

    Hi, Halkin Consulting,

    Could you please send me an unprotected version of the checklist?

    Thank you for your interest in this tool.

  17. Frank van der Aa Frank van der Aa
    31 January 2014    

    Hi,

    Could you please send me an unprotected version of this very usefull checklist?

  18. GBI GBI
    2 February 2014    

    Hi
    Good work putting this together. Could you please send me the unlock code. I appreciate it. would you have anything similar for per annex a controls e.g., physical and environmental security?

    Kind regards
    G

  19. JN JN
    4 February 2014    

    Please email me an unprotected copy if possible. Thank you.

  20. JA JA
    9 February 2014    

    Hello,

    Thank you for providing the checklist tool. It looks like it will be very helpful and I would like to begin to use it. Please send me the password or an unprotected version of the checklist.

    Thank you,

    J

  21. 10 February 2014    

    Can you please provide the password to unprotect the Excel sheet.

    Thanks,

  22. S ANANTHANARAYANAN S ANANTHANARAYANAN
    10 February 2014    

    Can you please provide the password to unprotect the Excel sheet.

  23. Minty Minty
    16 February 2014    

    Excellent spreadsheet – really helpful. Thanks for providing this.

  24. ISO Consultant Ramachandhran ISO Consultant Ramachandhran
    23 February 2014    

    Please provide me the password or send the unprotected “xls” to my email. I will be grateful. Thanks and regards,
    Ramachandhran

  25. 25 February 2014    

    Hi, document looks great. An unprotected version would be really appreciated.

  26. Arvids Arvids
    25 February 2014    

    Hi,

    Great tool, but Status remains 0%, whatever I type in A or E cells …
    Thanks in advance for an unprotected Excel.

  27. 26 February 2014    

    Please can you send me an unprotected version of the tool.

    Many thanks.

  28. 26 February 2014    

    Hi Everyone.

    All requests should have been honoured now, so if you have asked for an unprotected copy but not had it via email yet, please let us know.

    Just to clarify a couple of points:

    1) We need a valid email address to send you the document. If you post a comment here from a made up address (or just one you dont check) we cant validate it, so we cant send you anything.

    2) We are happy to provide unprotected versions to anyone who asks so all you need to do is let us know you are interested.

    Thanks for your time.

  29. Kishu Kishu
    27 February 2014    

    Hello, please provide us the unprotected version of the checklist ISO27001 compliance.

  30. Nitin Nitin
    28 February 2014    
  31. Mark Mark
    4 March 2014    

    Please can you send me an unprotected version of the tool.
    Great job!

    Many thanks.

  32. GilHo, Lee GilHo, Lee
    5 March 2014    

    Your checklist is very nice…
    Could you please send me an unprotected version of the checklist?

  33. Hari Hari
    5 March 2014    

    Hi,

    Please provide us the unprotected version of the checklist ISO27001 compliance. I find the document very useful.

    Thanks
    Hari

  34. James James
    6 March 2014    

    I found this document very useful. Can you please send me the password?

    Appreciate your help.

  35. tolu tolu
    9 March 2014    

    Wonderful checklist.

    Could you please send me the unprotected version of the checklist ?

    Thanks.

  36. Khurram Seraj Khurram Seraj
    11 March 2014    

    Your checklist is very nice…
    Could you please send me an unprotected version of the checklist?

  37. Bruno Sanz Bruno Sanz
    14 March 2014    

    Hello,

    This is a very interesting document. WOuld you please send me the password to unlock it?

    Thanks

  38. Nick M Nick M
    14 March 2014    

    Hi there,

    This form is very good indeed. Could you please send through the password to unprotected? Appreciate the help.

  39. Michael Poulsen Michael Poulsen
    14 March 2014    

    Looks great.
    Could you please send me an unprotected version of the checklist?

  40. wongth wongth
    15 March 2014    

    For the iso27001-compliance checklist, pls send me the password to unlock the excel file.

  41. 16 March 2014    

    All requests for unprotected versions of the spreadsheet should now be delivered, please let us know if there are any problems.

    As a reminder – you will get a faster response if you get in touch with Halkyn Consulting via: http://www.halkynconsulting.co.uk/contact/contact-security-team : rather than leaving a comment here.

    • gidi gidi
      19 March 2014    

      Please send the unprotected Excel file.

  42. Orwin Fernandes Orwin Fernandes
    18 March 2014    

    Great stuff. Could you please send me an unprotected version of the checklist?

    Thanks.

  43. ciso ciso
    19 March 2014    

    Looks super nice, and I should know as a GRC product manager.

    Please email me as well the unprotected Excel file.

  44. Scott Bauman Scott Bauman
    20 March 2014    

    Can you send me an unprotected checklist as well. Also is there a certain data type I need to enter in column E to get the % to change to something other than 0%?

    Thanks,
    Scott

  45. Jay Jay
    24 March 2014    

    Great Checklist. Could you please provide an unprotected Checklist. Thanks

  46. Vahagn Vahagn
    25 March 2014    

    Hello,

    Could I also have the unprotected copy of the spreadsheet?

    Thanks

  47. Everette Evans Everette Evans
    1 April 2014    

    Great document; can you provide me please with password or the unprotected self-assessment document?

    Many thanks,
    Everette

  48. Amr M. amin Amr M. amin
    6 April 2014    

    May I ask you to send to me an unprotected copy of the file.

    Appreciate your great help and support.

    Best regards,
    Amr

  49. Sean McLeod Sean McLeod
    7 April 2014    

    Could I please receive the password for the ISO 27001 assessment tool (or an unlocked copy)? This looks like it could be very useful.

  50. Mani Mani
    7 April 2014    

    Could I also have the unprotected copy of the spreadsheet?

  51. Stella Nelson Stella Nelson
    8 April 2014    

    Hi,

    Super! Could I get an unprotected version of this spreadsheet too?

    Thanks!

  52. Grant Grant
    9 April 2014    

    Could I please receive the password for the ISO 27001 assessment tool (or an unlocked copy)?
    Thanks for making this available in the first place. It is very much appreciated.

  53. Leonard Leonard
    11 April 2014    

    Hi,

    Can I have an unprotected version of this? Thanks

  54. Femitha Femitha
    13 April 2014    

    Hi,

    Great document. Could you please send me an unprotected version.

    Thank you

  55. 18 April 2014    

    Unlock copy request please.

    • Andrew Andrew
      18 April 2014    

      May I please request an unprotected copy sent to the email I’ve provided? this is a great spreadsheet.

  56. Andrew Andrew
    18 April 2014    

    Sorry if I posted it as a reply to someone else’s post, and for the double post. I would like to request an unprotected vesion sent to the email I’ve provided. Thanks again very much.

  57. 18 April 2014    

    All – the latest round of requests have been responded to now.

    Please note, it is a holiday weekend in the UK and this may cause significant delay in any responses and the fastest way to get us to send you an unprotected document is to use the contact form rather than leave a comment here.

    Thank you all for your interest, time and support.

  58. Harshit Mistry Harshit Mistry
    21 April 2014    

    Hi Team,

    Amazing checklist… Great work. Can I get the editable version of the xl file ?

  59. Marcin Marcin
    23 April 2014    

    Could you send me unprotected version , please?

  60. 20 January 2015    

    We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has downloaded this tool.

    As of 1200hrs, 20 Jan 2015, this document has been downloaded 12,000 times.

    I hope everyone is finding it useful and worthwhile.

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