What is ISO 27001?

ISO 27001:2013 is the international standard that provides a framework for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) to provide continued confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information as well as legal compliance. ISO 27001 certification is essential for protecting your most vital assets like employee and client information, brand image and other private information. The ISO standard includes a process-based approach to initiating, implementing, operating and maintaining your ISMS.

ISO 27001 implementation is an ideal response to customer and legal requirements such as the GDPR and potential security threats including:

  • Cybercrime
  • Personal data breaches
  • Vandalism/terrorism
  • Fire / damage
  • Misuse
  • Theft
  • Viral attack

So far in 2019, around 32 percent of businesses identified cybersecurity breaches or attacks in the last 12 months.

The ISO 27001 standard is also structured to be compatible with other management systems standards, such as ISO 9001 and it is technology and vendor-neutral, which means it is completely independent of any IT platform. As such, all members of the company should be educated on what the standard means and how it applies throughout the organisation.

Achieving accredited ISO 27001 certification shows that your company is dedicated to following the best practices of information security. Additionally, ISO 27001 certification provides you with an expert evaluation of whether your organization’s information is adequately protected. Read on to explore even more benefits of ISO 27001 certification.

ISO 27001 will give you the framework you need to manage and safeguard the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and data used in your organisation.

It provides customers with confidence that their personal information is protected and confidential and improves its risk management and continuity of business.

ISO 27001 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of the organisation. It also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the organisation. The requirements set out in ISO 27001 are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organisations, regardless of type, size or nature.

 

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