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ISO 27001:2013 vs. ISO 27001:2022 – What has changed? An overview from the perspective of a senior information security expert at Blackfort Technology

Introduction: ISO 27001 is an essential standard for companies that want to keep their information security at the highest level. As an experienced senior information security expert at Blackfort Technology, I take a look at the differences between the 2013 version and the updated 2022 version. What are the new features and how can companies benefit from the changes?

1. Context of the changes: ISO 27001:2013 already laid the foundation for effective information security management. However, the 2022 update takes into account the ever-growing digital threats and the changing technology landscape.

2. Expanded scope: ISO 27001:2022 expands the scope to cover new technologies and ways of working. This enables companies to better manage their information security, including in relation to cloud computing, mobile technologies and remote work.

3. Risk-based approach: A significant update concerns the risk-based approach. ISO 27001:2022 places a greater focus on identifying and assessing risks to better support organization-wide decisions. This enables security measures to be more precisely tailored to the specific needs of a company.

4. Integration of data protection aspects: In view of growing data protection requirements, ISO 27001:2022 increasingly integrates data protection aspects. This means that companies can optimize not only their information security but also the protection of personal data in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

5. Flexible documentation requirements: The new guidelines offer a more flexible approach to documentation. This allows companies to make their processes more efficient while meeting the requirements of the standard.

Conclusion: The 2022 update of ISO 27001 reflects the ever-changing security landscape. Companies already certified to the 2013 version should see the changes as an opportunity to further strengthen their information security and better protect themselves against modern threats. As a senior information security expert at Blackfort Technology, I encourage companies to use the update as a strategic opportunity to update their security practices and prepare for the challenges of the future.

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