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.

73 Comments

  1. Joyce Chua December 3, 2013 6:50 am 

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

    • Halkyn Security December 5, 2013 4:04 am 

      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 December 17, 2013 8:22 pm 

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

    • Halkyn Security December 18, 2013 6:18 pm 

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

      Thanks.

      • Gilberto January 27, 2014 3:54 pm 

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

  3. Halkyn Security December 18, 2013 6:24 pm 

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

    • Frank van der Aa January 31, 2014 12:39 pm 

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

    • Carol March 11, 2014 10:06 am 

      Hi

      Please can I have an unprotected copy?

      Many thanks

      Carol

    • Christopher Mayhew April 2, 2014 7:18 pm 

      Good afternoon,

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

  4. Nadya January 9, 2014 4:24 pm 

    Could you send me a password to unprotect this document?

    Thank you in advance.

    • Halkyn Security January 10, 2014 6:00 pm 

      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 February 26, 2014 5:23 pm 

        Can I request a password to unprotect the sheet please

  5. Nishit January 14, 2014 3:42 pm 

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

    Your assistance is very much appreciated.
    Nishit.

    • Halkyn Security January 15, 2014 8:42 pm 

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

      Thank you all for your interest.

  6. Ian Shorten January 16, 2014 1:50 pm 

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

    • Halkyn Security January 17, 2014 10:13 pm 

      Hi Ian.

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

  7. Luc January 20, 2014 4:03 am 

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

    Thanks.

  8. Ernest January 20, 2014 7:47 am 

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

    Thanks,
    Ernest

  9. Evgen January 21, 2014 8:12 am 

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

    Thanks

  10. Laura January 27, 2014 11:11 am 

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

  11. Halkyn Security January 28, 2014 9:41 pm 

    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 January 29, 2014 7:35 am 

    Dear Halkin Consulting,

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

    Thx in advance.

  13. vimal mani January 29, 2014 2:01 pm 

    Fantastic checklist.

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

    Thanks in advance,

    Vimal Mani

  14. Toto January 29, 2014 4:33 pm 

    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.

    • Halkyn Security January 30, 2014 8:14 pm 

      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 January 30, 2014 2:05 am 

    Hi Halkyn Consulting

    I would like an unprotected copy of this excel please.

    Thank you very much for this convenient document.

  16. Levent January 31, 2014 9:22 am 

    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 January 31, 2014 12:42 pm 

    Hi,

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

  18. GBI February 2, 2014 11:01 pm 

    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 February 4, 2014 4:48 pm 

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

  20. JA February 9, 2014 4:14 pm 

    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. Thanzy February 10, 2014 7:55 am 

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

    Thanks,

  22. S ANANTHANARAYANAN February 10, 2014 8:51 am 

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

  23. Minty February 16, 2014 10:58 pm 

    Excellent spreadsheet – really helpful. Thanks for providing this.

  24. ISO Consultant Ramachandhran February 23, 2014 2:15 pm 

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

  25. John February 25, 2014 12:18 am 

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

  26. Arvids February 25, 2014 8:30 am 

    Hi,

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

  27. Simon February 26, 2014 1:26 pm 

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

    Many thanks.

  28. Halkyn Security February 26, 2014 8:32 pm 

    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 February 27, 2014 12:21 pm 

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

  30. Nitin February 28, 2014 3:02 am 

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

    [email protected]

    Regards

    Nitin

  31. Mark March 4, 2014 11:11 am 

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

    Many thanks.

  32. GilHo, Lee March 5, 2014 12:47 am 

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

  33. Hari March 5, 2014 6:05 pm 

    Hi,

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

    Thanks
    Hari

  34. James March 6, 2014 4:14 am 

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

    Appreciate your help.

  35. tolu March 9, 2014 5:21 pm 

    Wonderful checklist.

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

    Thanks.

  36. Khurram Seraj March 11, 2014 2:31 pm 

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

  37. Bruno Sanz March 14, 2014 8:18 am 

    Hello,

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

    Thanks

  38. Nick M March 14, 2014 10:24 am 

    Hi there,

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

  39. Michael Poulsen March 14, 2014 11:59 am 

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

  40. wongth March 15, 2014 12:44 pm 

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

    • gidi March 19, 2014 3:38 pm 

      Please send the unprotected Excel file.

  41. Orwin Fernandes March 18, 2014 6:02 am 

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

    Thanks.

  42. ciso March 19, 2014 9:58 am 

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

    Please email me as well the unprotected Excel file.

  43. Scott Bauman March 20, 2014 5:59 pm 

    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

  44. Jay March 24, 2014 9:01 pm 

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

  45. Vahagn March 25, 2014 6:41 am 

    Hello,

    Could I also have the unprotected copy of the spreadsheet?

    Thanks

  46. Everette Evans April 1, 2014 9:42 pm 

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

    Many thanks,
    Everette

  47. Amr M. amin April 6, 2014 7:31 pm 

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

    Appreciate your great help and support.

    Best regards,
    Amr

  48. Sean McLeod April 7, 2014 9:03 am 

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

  49. Mani April 7, 2014 11:33 am 

    Could I also have the unprotected copy of the spreadsheet?

  50. Stella Nelson April 8, 2014 8:25 pm 

    Hi,

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

    Thanks!

  51. Grant April 9, 2014 3:32 pm 

    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.

  52. Leonard April 11, 2014 2:38 am 

    Hi,

    Can I have an unprotected version of this? Thanks

  53. Femitha April 13, 2014 11:56 am 

    Hi,

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

    Thank you

  54. Eugene April 18, 2014 4:15 pm 

    Unlock copy request please.

    • Andrew April 18, 2014 7:10 pm 

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

  55. Andrew April 18, 2014 7:11 pm 

    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.

  56. Halkyn Security April 18, 2014 11:12 pm 

    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.

  57. Harshit Mistry April 21, 2014 10:37 am 

    Hi Team,

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

  58. Marcin April 23, 2014 8:26 pm 

    Could you send me unprotected version , please?

  59. Halkyn Security January 20, 2015 11:22 pm 

    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.