Get ISO/IEC 27001 : 2013 Certification
ISO 27001 (ISO/IEC 27001:2013) is the international standard that provides the specification for an information security management system (ISMS)
Process cycle for ISO 27001: 2013 certification
Why ISO 27001 :2013 certification ?
Most organizations have a number of information security controls. However, without an information security management system (ISMS), controls tend to be somewhat disorganized and disjointed, having been implemented often as point solutions to specific situations or simply as a matter of convention. Security controls in operation typically address certain aspects of information technology (IT) or data security specifically; leaving non-IT information assets (such as paperwork and proprietary knowledge) less protected on the whole. Moreover, business continuity planning and physical security may be managed quite independently of IT or information security while Human Resources practices may make little reference to the need to define and assign information security roles and responsibilities throughout the organization.
ISO/IEC 27001 requires that management:
- Systematically examine the organization’s information security risks, taking account of the threats, vulnerabilities, and impacts;
- Design and implement a coherent and comprehensive suite of information security controls and/or other forms of risk treatment (such as risk avoidance or risk transfer) to address those risks that are deemed unacceptable; and
- Adopt an overarching management process to ensure that the information security controls continue to meet the organization’s information security needs on an ongoing basis.
Benefits of ISO 27001
Implementing an information security management system provides your organization with a system that helps eliminate or minimize the risk of security breaches that can impact legal impact and business continuity. The ISO27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS) provides a governance framework for policies and procedures that protect information, regardless of format. There have been many cases where in abesence of a defined information governance mechanism, many high-profile businesses have fallen prey to misuse or disclosure of information which proved to be very damaging to their business.
The bottom line is risks can be identified and reduced by a great extent by setting up and maintaining a documented control and management system.
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