ISO 27001, the international information security standard
What is ISO 27001?
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (ISO 27001) is the international standard that describes best practice for an ISMS (information security management system). Achieving accredited certification to ISO 27001 demonstrates that your company is following information security best practice, and provides an independent, expert verification that information security is managed in line with international best practice and business objectives. ISO 27001 is supported by its code of practice for information security management, ISO/IEC 27002:2013.
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What is an ISMS?
An ISMS is a system of processes, documents, technology and people that helps to manage, monitor, audit and improve your organisation’s information security. It helps you manage all your security practices in one place, consistently and cost-effectively.
At the heart of an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS is business-driven risk assessments, which means you will be able to identify and treat security threats according to your organisation’s risk appetite and tolerance.
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What is an ISMS?
Why achieve ISO 27001 certification?
- Avoid penalties and financial losses due to data breaches.
- Meet increasing client demands for greater data security.
- Protect and enhance your reputation.
- Get an independently audited proof that your data is secure.
- Meet local and global security laws, such as the NIS Directive and the GDPR.
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How to implement an ISMS
Implementing an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS will include the following key elements:
- Scope the project
- Get board commitment and secure budget
- Identify interested parties, and legal, regulatory and contractual requirements
- Conduct a risk assessment
- Review and implement the required controls
- Develop internal competence
- Develop management system documentation
- Conduct staff awareness training
- Measure, monitor, review and audit the ISMS
- Get certified
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