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ISO 27001 Risk Treatment Plans
30 November 2023 12:15

ISO 27001:2022 provides a solid framework for creating and improving an Information Security Management System (ISMS). One vital part of this process is making effective plans to handle risks. In this blog, we'll break down the steps for creating ISO 27001 risk treatment plans.

Understanding your Risks:

Start by establishing potential risks through a comprehensive risk assessment. Identify assets, vulnerabilities, and threats.

Use tools to measure risks, considering how likely they are and what impact they might have.

Choosing a Plan:

Decide how to deal with each risk. Options include avoiding the risk, lessening its impact, transferring it to someone else, or accepting it.

Make the Plan:

For each chosen option, create a clear plan with specific actions, responsibilities. Make sure the plans match the organization's goals and comply with appropriate compliance requirements.

Put the Plans into Action

Implement the plans on, involving all that have a role.

Keep an eye on progress and solve any unexpected issues, checking and updating the risk treatment plan as appropriate:

Regularly review how well plans are working.

Review risk assessment content to determine new risks and update plans when needed.

Continual Improvement

Keep improving by learning from experiences. Use feedback from all interested parties to make future risk treatment plans even better.


Creating and following ISO 27001 risk treatment plans is vital for a strong Information Security Management System. Taking a structured risk management approach and remaining committed to improvement ensure an effective ISMS and minimised risk to your information resources.

DAT Performance strongly advocate the routine review of risk treatment plans using ProActive ISO compliance software.

For more information relating to how COQ might form part of your QMS click this ISO 27001 consultancy link.