Information Security Management Standard

What is ISO 27001?

 

ISO 27001 stands for Information Security Management Standard. ISO 27001is enhanced to develop any organization's information system. ISO 27001 is applicable to all industry sectors and commerce, it is not confined just to information held on electronic systems, but addresses the security of information in whatever form it is held. The main reason of ISO 27001:2013 standard is to provide a system for planning, organizing, implementing, working, maintaining, reviewing and improvising the information system of an organization. It applies to any small or large employees where the information can be easily accessed, misused leading to substantial business loss and other legalities as well.

Information is now globally accepted as being a vital asset for most organizations and businesses. As such, the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of vital corporate and customer information may be essential to maintain competitive edge, cash-flow, profitability, legal compliance and commercial image. ISO 27001 is intended to assist with this task. It is easy to imagine the consequences for an organization if its information was lost, destroyed, corrupted, burnt, flooded, sabotaged or misused. In many cases it can (and has) led to the collapse of companies.

ISO 27001 is part of the ISO 27000 series, the generic name given to a family of international standards developed to provide a framework around which an information security management system can effectively be implemented. These standards are given below:

 
  • ISO 27000 – ISMS Introduction & Vocabulary
  • ISO 27001 – ISMS Requirements (revised BS 7799 Part 2:2005)
  • ISO 27002 – Code of practice for information security management
  • ISO 27003 – ISMS implementation guidance
  • ISO 27004 – Information security metrics and measurements
  • ISO 27005 – Information security risk management
  • ISO 27006 – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of information security management systems
  • ISO 27000 is maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and is administered by accreditation and certification bodies. The standards are revised every few years to keep them up-to-date

 

Benefits of ISO 27001 Certification

  • Gaining certification from a KAYZED Consultants demonstrates that the security of your information has been addressed, implemented and properly controlled. But the benefits don’t stop there:
  • Customers, employees, trading partners and stakeholders are comforted in the knowledge that your management information and systems are secure.
  • Demonstrates credibility and trust.
  • Cost savings – even a single information security breach can involve significant expense.
  • Establishes that relevant laws and regulations are being adhered to.
  • Shows that a commitment to Information Security exists at all levels throughout an organization.
  • Improved company image and reputation
  • Increase in sales and customer acquisition
  • Improved business management planning
  • An increase in efficient operating procedures
  • More transparency in business operations
  • Increased job satisfaction among employees
  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • Lower insurance premiums

So why get ISO 27001 Certified?
We understand that implementing ISO 27001 takes a lot of hard work and money, like ISO 9000 Certification. However, once an organization becomes ISO 27001 certified, the benefits quickly outweigh initial challenges. In the end, the ISO 27001 certification process has a positive return on investment and a better tomorrow.

  • With ISO 27001, Best Practices are in Place
  • ISO 27001 certification offers guidelines or best practices in regards to information security. Working in accordance to these best practices has been shown to:
  • Drastically lower the amount of incidents within a company
  • Processes are pre-defined and easily repeated
  • Distribution of responsibility will be clearly defined
  • Implementing ISO 27001 and keeping it up to date gives you an overview of the overall status of the ISMS
  • Provides motivation towards continuous improvement

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