4 OKR examples for Iso 27001

What are Iso 27001 OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

Creating impactful OKRs can be a daunting task, especially for newcomers. Shifting your focus from projects to outcomes is key to successful planning.

We have curated a selection of OKR examples specifically for Iso 27001 to assist you. Feel free to explore the templates below for inspiration in setting your own goals.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

Our Iso 27001 OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Iso 27001 Objectives and Key Results, but we did not stop there. Understanding the difference between OKRs and projects is important, so we also added examples of strategic initiatives that relate to the OKRs.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

OKRs to obtain ISO 27001 certification

  • ObjectiveAchieve ISO 27001 certification
  • Key ResultAddress all identified non-conformities and implement corrective actions promptly
  • TaskMonitor the progress of implemented corrective actions and report any deviations promptly
  • TaskDevelop a corrective action plan outlining steps to resolve each non-conformity
  • TaskReview and document all identified non-conformities from the assessment
  • TaskAssign responsible individuals to execute the corrective actions within specified timelines
  • Key ResultPass the external audit with no major findings and obtain ISO 27001 certification
  • TaskConduct regular internal audits to ensure ongoing compliance with ISO 27001 requirements
  • TaskWork closely with external auditors to address any findings and promptly resolve them
  • TaskImplement necessary security controls and procedures to address identified gaps
  • TaskReview existing security controls and identify gaps or areas for improvement
  • Key ResultConduct a successful internal audit to ensure compliance with ISO 27001 requirements
  • TaskDevelop and implement corrective actions for identified non-compliance issues
  • TaskConduct interviews and surveys to gather feedback from employees on compliance practices
  • TaskAssess and document the effectiveness of existing security controls
  • TaskReview and update company policies to align with ISO 27001 requirements
  • Key ResultImplement necessary security controls to comply with ISO 27001 standards

OKRs to attain ISO 27001 certification

  • ObjectiveAchieve ISO 27001 certification
  • Key ResultImplement necessary controls and measures to address identified risks and improve information security
  • TaskRegularly monitor and test the effectiveness of implemented controls and measures
  • TaskEstablish strong access controls and authentication mechanisms to protect sensitive information
  • TaskConduct a comprehensive risk assessment to identify vulnerabilities and potential threats
  • TaskDevelop and implement security policies and procedures based on the identified risks
  • Key ResultTrain all employees on information security policies and procedures to ensure compliance
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive training program on information security policies and procedures
  • TaskConduct mandatory training sessions for all employees on information security policies and procedures
  • TaskProvide all employees with updated written materials outlining information security policies and procedures
  • TaskRegularly assess and evaluate employees' understanding of information security policies and procedures
  • Key ResultConduct a comprehensive risk assessment to identify gaps in information security practices
  • TaskDevelop action plans to address and close the identified gaps in information security practices
  • TaskIdentify potential vulnerabilities and weaknesses in the existing information security infrastructure
  • TaskReview current information security practices and policies
  • TaskAssess the potential impact of identified risks on the organization's information and data
  • Key ResultSuccessfully pass the ISO 27001 certification audit conducted by an accredited external body
  • TaskAddress any identified gaps or weaknesses in the information security controls
  • TaskPrepare and organize all required documentation and evidence for the audit process
  • TaskImplement necessary improvements to align with ISO 27001 requirements and best practices
  • TaskConduct a thorough internal review of all information security controls and processes

OKRs to achieve ISO 27001 certification with an action plan

  • ObjectiveAchieve ISO 27001 certification with an action plan
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement necessary policies and procedures to align with ISO 27001 standards
  • TaskDevelop new policies and procedures to meet ISO 27001 standards
  • TaskCommunicate and train employees on the new policies and procedures
  • TaskConduct a gap analysis to identify policy and procedure gaps
  • TaskRegularly review and update policies and procedures to ensure compliance with ISO 27001
  • Key ResultConduct a comprehensive gap analysis to identify all compliance requirements
  • Key ResultSuccessfully pass the external ISO 27001 certification audit conducted by a certified auditor
  • TaskUpdate and document all necessary processes and procedures in accordance with ISO 27001
  • TaskConduct a comprehensive review of the ISO 27001 standard requirements and guidelines
  • TaskImplement a risk management framework aligned with the ISO 27001 requirements
  • TaskTrain employees on ISO 27001 procedures and their roles in maintaining compliance
  • Key ResultTrain all employees on information security awareness and best practices

OKRs to enhance cybersecurity maturity in the organization

  • ObjectiveEnhance cybersecurity maturity in the organization
  • Key ResultImplement a cybersecurity awareness training program for 85% of the staff
  • TaskSchedule training sessions with 85% of staff
  • TaskTrack and report staff training completion
  • TaskIdentify suitable cybersecurity training program for staff
  • Key ResultReduce the number of security incidents by 30%
  • TaskImplement regular, mandatory cybersecurity training sessions
  • TaskUpdate all systems and applications routinely
  • TaskEnable stringent password protocols
  • Key ResultAchieve ISO 27001 cybersecurity certification
  • TaskPrepare and pass the ISO 27001 audit
  • TaskImplement necessary controls and security measures
  • TaskConduct a comprehensive risk assessment of your information security system

Best practices for managing your Iso 27001 OKRs

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

The #1 role of OKRs is to help you and your team focus on what really matters. Business-as-usual activities will still be happening, but you do not need to track your entire roadmap in the OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to the weekly check-ins

Don't fall into the set-and-forget trap. It is important to adopt a weekly check-in process to get the full value of your OKRs and make your strategy agile – otherwise this is nothing more than a reporting exercise.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

Building your own Iso 27001 OKRs with AI

While we have some examples above, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. There are 2 options available to you.

Best way to track your Iso 27001 OKRs

The rules of OKRs are simple. Quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly, and yearly OKRs should be tracked monthly. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

We recommend using a spreadsheet for your first OKRs cycle. You'll need to get familiar with the scoring and tracking first. Then, you can scale your OKRs process by using a proper OKR-tracking tool for it.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Iso 27001 OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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