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ISO 27001 BCP Checklist

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Professionally drawn Comprehensive and Robust ISO 27001 BCP Checklist to find out gaps and non conformances, is prepared by a committee of Industry experts, Principal Auditors and Lead Instructors of ISO 27001, under the aegis of ISO 27001 Institute. The Checklist has 750 Compliance audit Questionnaires.

ISO 27001 Audit Checklist for BCP & DR


Audit Checklist questionnaires to determine the non-compliance of ICT BCP & DR in conformity with ISO 27001 contains downloadable Excel file with 03 sheets having-

  • 766 Checklist Compliance questions covering the requirements of ISO 27001 BCP & DR
  • Complete Inventory of Clauses, clause numbers, and Clause titles of ISO 27001:2022.
  • The complete inventory of Controls, control numbers, and Domains of ISO 27001:2022.

File format – Excel
Content Contribution – Information Security Committee of Industry Experts, Principal Instructors, and Lead Auditors of ISO 27001
Checklist Approved By– ISO Training Institute
Language – English
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BCP Audit checklist is useful for-

  • Organization Planning for ISO 27001 Certification.
  • Compliance Audits
  • Gap Assessments prior to mergers and acquisitions, ISO 27001 Certification audit, vendor selection due diligence
  • Enhancing longevity of the business by helping to conduct business in the most resilient and secured manner.
  • Organizations keen for robust, uninterrupted, and value-added Information Security Management System.
  • Organizations keen to protect themselves against ISMS BCP issues from the requirements of ISO 27001.
  • Organizations that want to survive client audits.
  • Information Security Professionals.
  • Internal auditors of Information Security Management System
  • External Auditors of Information Security Management System
  • Auditors of the client organizations tasked to assess the ISMS capability of their Service Providers, Vendors, and contractors.
  • Students of Information Security Management System
  • ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Training Participants
  • ISO 27001 Lead Implementer participants
  • Professionals doing Career switchover to Information security.
  • Owners of Business.
  • PCP Team, CTO, CIO, CISO, HODs, ISO 27001 SPOCs from departments, IT Teams, and Central Security Team
  1. The BCP Audit Checklist is prepared by an Expert Panel of IRCA Principal Auditors & Lead Instructors of Information Security Management System having aggregated panel team experience of over 328 years, under the aegis of ISO training Institute.
  2. The checklist is validated by the Head of the expert committee and approved by ISO Training Institute.

The ISO 27001 Audit checklist on Requirements of BCP follows the cardinals of: -

  1. Risk-based thinking (RBT),
  2. Process approach, and
  3. PDCA (Plan Do Check Act) methodology.

The expert panel of Information Security auditors and Instructors have conducted thousands of Information security audits and Training on ISO 27001. Besides, there is a continuous calibration of the Lead Auditors, and InfoSec experts w.r.t BCP requirements, interpretation, and audit experiences.

  1. Securely save the original checklist file, and use the copy of the file as your working document during preparation/ conduct of the BCP Audit.
  2. BCP assessments probe multithreaded Investigation audit trails. BCP Audit Checklist has hundreds of investigative questions. Invariably, the organization's BCP processes are at various levels of ISMS maturity, therefore, use checklist investigation Questionnaires' quantum apportioned to the current status of threats emerging from risk exposure.

BCP is backbone of Information Security. Why? Because it addresses the "A" (Availability) element of the C.I.A triology of information security.   All Processes and functions and System are required to be carried out with highest degree of Information Systems controls. It is therefore important that BCP is done in the most diligent manner otherwise Organizations would cease to exit due to barrage of InfoSec threats/risks its systems and processes are exposed to. The most important objective while carrying out BCP assessment of numerous niche areas in the Organization, the auditor must ascertain that what is the “degree of compliance” of information Security Controls w.r.t BCP to seamlessly run its Systems, Processes, Infrastructure, and Operations, data,  Client services, Applications etc.

BCP cuts across all the verticals (departments) in the organization with IT as bloodline. Information security aspects of continuity of operations of these verticals should be the focus against the established SLAs of the Interested parties including customers/clients, and regulators. What BCP rigors are planned, executed, and analyzed to pave way for continual improvement need to be of highest consideration at the time of BCP audit.

In order to perform Value-Added ISO 27001 BCP Audit, the auditor must set out a large canvas with help of the following extremely deep pointers. Only step-by-step, systematic planning of audit Questions followed by extensive audit-trail would help the auditor cover all areas of Information Security assessment w.r.t BCP. Otherwise, it would be professional Hara-kiri (Japanese term for Ceremonial Suicide).

  • What engineering based security architecture solutions are considered by the organization based on its current requirement, and future ramp-ups, including multitude of interfaces, and plug-ins of outsourced services.
  • How Information Security processes running like a bloodline across the Management system are ensuring that  information at rest, information under processed, and information in transit remain “confidential” in accordance with the information value and information exposure risk value during all stages of invoked BCP?
  • How Organization's information System processes are ensuring to preserve “Integrity” of the information at rest, information getting processed, and information in transit, during all stages of invoked BCP?
  • How Organizations's Information System processes are ensuring that information at rest, information getting processed, and information in transit remains “available” to the right person, at the right time, and right place throughout BCP life cycle?
  • How the ISO 27001 BCP  processes are carried out on the basis of RBT?
  • What information Security controls are in place triggered due to RBT?
  • What PDCA rigors are followed for the deployed “Information Security Controls” life Cycle management to annul partial, semi, or full disruptions?
  1. BCP audits are investigative audits carried out to confirm the status of compliances.
  2. Value added BCP audit cannot be performed effectively without meticulous planning, and preparation.
  3. There is an important adage that “we never plan to fail, but invariably we fail to plan”. Ignorance is the germinating ground for Overconfidence. An ignorant child trying to catch fire gets burnt.
  4. BCP Checklist is an important working document of an auditor. It contains all BCP performance, and BCP compliance questions against which the auditee must demonstrate evidences of compliance.
  5. The auditor needs to keep referring to this working document throughout the audit to ensure that assessment is taking place in a focussed planned manner, and no vital area is missed out in the investigation audit.
  6. BCP audit checklist improves the efficiency of the audit including time management. This checklist serves as an aide-memoire that is equally useful for auditor or auditee,
  7. It is extremely important to prepare and plan for a BCP audit. The checklist to perform BCP audit is an essential component of audit planning and preparation. There are numerous niches with dozens and dozens processes, and sub processes to be covered during the assessment, and time is the biggest constraint for the auditor. The time-pressure viz urgency to cover niche verticals inadvertently or otherwise, makes an auditor to skip processes, sub-processes, critical elements thus resulting into erroneous audit outputs. For example, a fully body health check-up has a defined cycle time, if performed hurriedly, without planning, without preparation, with an urgency to complete the check-up "somehow-anyhow" would definitely produce erroneous results even though factual status of body organs and systems would be otherwise.
  8. It takes plenty of years, and costly lessons learnt to arrive at a decent level of understanding of the InfoSec subject. Therefore, it is highly advantageous to have a well-prepared detailed BCP checklist. A meticulously prepared comprehensive Professional audit checklist has all the compliance questions to be covered by the auditor seamlessly. An auditor without BCP audit Checklist would be like a soldier without fighting equipment.
  1. If a business is worth doing, then it is worth doing it in a secured manner. Hence, there can not be any compromise. Without a Comprehensive professionally drawn BCP checklist by your side, there is the likelihood that compromise may take place. This compromise is extremely costly for Organizations and Professionals.
  2. BCP audit is though very logical but requires a systematic detailed investigative approach. For a newbie entity (organization and professional) there are proverbial many a slip between cup and lips in the realm of BCP’ thorough understanding let alone ISO 27001 audit.
  3. Even with several years of experience by an entity's (organization and professional) side, BCP assessments (read investigations) go astray due to several reasons including engineered distractions, bias, time constraint, (un)comfortable niches, auditee guided audit (investigation), lack of optimum exposure and experience etc.
  4. For Each vulnerability/Risk at the organization level, site level, department level, process, sub-process level, device & component level, tools/application level, people level, technology platform level, delivered products/services level, it is humanly possible to miss out a large number of unidentified BCP vulnerabilities/risk due to various reasons including ignorance, rush, vested disinterest, insider threat, connivance between the various working groups, tendency to promote tools for shear commercial interests rather than a holistic security solution, and so on the list is very long. Comprehensive and detailed BCP Checklist Questions enables "carpet bombing" of all Information Security requirements to detect what "exactly" is the compliance and non-compliance status.
  5. What is the biggest risk for an organization? The biggest vulnerability is the "Gang of unidentified risks", lurking in the dark, ready to pounce when the victim organization least expects it. The risks in this Gang, work sympathetically, and in synergy to inflict maximum damage, including corporate Mortality, huge penalties by the customers/ clients and regulatory bodies, flight away of business, loss of reputation and brand value, loss of Jobs, Bankruptcy, etc. This becomes very much possible without a professionally drawn comprehensive and robust BCP Audit Checklist by your side.
  6. Of course, BCP Audit becomes a robust, immensely focused, efficient, time saver exercise with sharp Checklist Questions, because a comprehensive professionally drawn checklist is built over a period of time pooled by panel of SMEs having decades of experience. The checklists have significant number of dynamic questions leading to further deep audit investigation trail.

Hear What they say (Testimonials)

Nathalie Mertens - ISO 27001 Framework audit checklist Review
Nathalie Mertens

It is a huge reservoir of Compliance Checklist Questionnaires on ISMS Framework on BCP. This is my Go-To tool. Truly a Professional Checklist!

Oliver Anderson
Oliver Anderson

26 days before of ISO 27001 Certification Audit, we performed gap assessment with this Monster Compliance checklist on the ICT BCP Security framework deployed. We detected 37 major gaps, and we thought our ISMS is untouchable.

Daisuke Sugiyama - ISO 27001 Framework audit checklist Review
Daisuke Sugiyama

Being CTO of the large Japanese MNC Conglomerate, this checklist enables me to ensure much much superior internal audits of 65 locations worldwide, as well as large base of critical suppliers.

Leslie Chatwal - ISO 27001 audit checklist testimonial
Leslie Chatwal
SOC Head

This Checklist is an Eye Opener, rather mind opener in the realm of Information Security Management System Framework

Cathal O’Connor - ISO 27001 checklist testimonial
Cathal O'Connor
Founder, Information Security Risk Advisory Firm

All the niche area of cloud security checklist are awesome to perform validation check on the compliance requirements of ISMS framework as per ISO 27001. I am getting amazing feedback from my clients after completion of client audits by my team.

Daniel Archambeau - ISO 27001 Framework audit checklist Review
Daniel Archambeau
Senior Manager, IT

What they teach in Lead Auditor  and Lead Implementer Courses is like Kindergarten compared to the learning I received from this monster Compliance Checklist on ISO 27001 BCP Framework. These Guys are ISMS wizards!

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Adelinda M

Excellent work! Definitely unparalleled in the entire world.  This Checklist is what I have been looking for a long time.

Ewan Stewart - Secure SDLC Audit Checklist - customer feedback
Ewan Stewart
General Manager, Engineering

The security compliance requirements in BCP has given me tremendous boost to implement information security.

Graham Balderston - Secure SDLC Audit Checklist - customer feedback
Graham Balderston
Director, Systems & Technology

ICT BCP audit checklist is ready-reckoner for end to end information security compliance requirements which every Information Security professional must have.

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