what is the different between information asset and IT asset? information asset what is that? I want to take asset inventory, what are the thing i have to look in?
Information asset is a term used in ISO 27001 and it is related to the assets of type information, but IT asset is not used in ISO 27001, although from my point of view is related to IT, and there are some type of assets related to this, mainly hardware and software. So, an information asset can be the information included in databases, files in PDF, word, excel, etc. But also the information included in paper and other forms.
For the asset inventory first it is important to establish type of assets (information, hardware, software, infrastructure, people, outsource services), and based on this, identify all assets that you have in your business, those that have value to the organization, and are included in the scope of the ISMS. This article can be very interesting for you How to handle Asset register (Asset inventory) according to ISO 27001 : https://advisera.com/27001academy/knowledgebase/how-to-handle-asset-register-asset-inventory-according-to-iso-27001/