ISO 27001 is an international standard by ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) for the organizations wishing to continually improve an information security management system within the context of the organization.
As per ISO 27001:2013 Standard, This International Standard specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of the organization. This International Standard also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the organization. The requirements set out in this International Standard are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size or nature.
The information security management system preserves the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information by applying a risk management process and gives confidence to interested parties that risks are adequately managed.
ISO 27001 provides a framework of applicable policies and procedures that includes controls like physical, legal and technical within the organisations information risk management processes.
It is important that the information security management system is part of and integrated with the organizations processes and overall management structure and that information security is considered in the design of processes, information systems, and controls. It is expected that an information security management system implementation will be scaled in accordance with the needs of the organization.
The benefits of ISO 27001 Certification are:
- Endorse Organization commitment on information security by effective information security management system
- Increased customer confidence, the community, employees and the Authorities
- International Recognition of Certification improve organisation image and reputation
- Advantage over business competitors
- Safeguarding of all critical business informations & assets Improved business management