ISO/IEC 27001 is the international standard that describes best practice for Information Security Management System (ISMS) last version published in 1999 by International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) extensively revised in September 2013.
ISMS is a system comprising processes, documents, people and technology that helps to manage and improve organization’s information security.
ISMS helps your organization to manage all your security practices consistently identifies, analyzes and address its information risks.
ISMS ensures that your security arrangements keep pace with changes to security threats, vulnerabilities and business impacts.
Obtaining ISO 27001 certification shows that your company is intended to bring information security best practice and applies an independent, expert verification that information security is managed in parallel with international best practice that meet the requirements of GSC following successful completion of an audit.
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Standard’s Structure
- Normative references
- Terms and definitions
- Organization’s context
- Performance evaluation
Benefits of ISO/IEC 27001:2013
– Prevents potential and financial losses due to data breaches;
– Increasing customer’s demands on greater data security;
– Reputation protection;
– Proof of data security by third party audits;
– Adhere local and global security laws;
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification
Certification to ISO/IEC 27001 is entirely optional but is increasingly being demanded from some organizations to reassure customers and clients that its recommendations have been followed.
Certifications usually involve a three stage external audit process as defined by ISO/IEC 17000 standards:
- Stage 1
Checking the existence and completeness of key documentation including organization’s information security policy, Risk treatment plan and statement of applicability,
- Stage 2
Testing ISMS I requirements independently against ISO/IEC 27001, Checking evidence to confirm that management system such as security committee properly designed, implemented and is in operation meets regularly to oversee ISMS,
- Reassessment audits
Audits review confirm that organization remains in compliance with the standard and continues to operate as specified and intended.