8. Internal Audit


Internal audits are an essential component of an organization's Information Security Management System (ISMS) and the ISO 27001 certification process. Their primary goal is to ensure the organization's compliance with the requirements of the standard and to verify the effectiveness of implemented controls. In this chapter, we'll delve deep into the intricacies of the internal audit process.

Objectives of an Internal Audit

Planning the Internal Audit

Conducting the Audit

Post-Audit Activities

Key Considerations for an Effective Internal Audit


The internal audit is not merely a checkpoint before the external audit. When conducted effectively, it can offer deep insights into the health of an organization's ISMS, uncovering opportunities for improvement and bolstering confidence in the system's effectiveness. Embrace internal audits as opportunities to strengthen your organization's commitment to information security.