Information security management systems enables organisations to manage the security of a variety of assets
ISO 27001 is a standard relating to information security management.
It is part of the ISO/IEC 27000 family and is one of more than a dozen standards in the group, but is the most widely known. It provides requirements for information security management systems and enables organisations to manage the security of a variety of assets, such as financial information, employee data, intellectual property, and more. It is not an obligatory standard for organisations to meet, but it does offer numerous benefits to organisations of all sizes.
The ISO 27001 standard provides guidelines for best practice in information security management and can also be used to help reassure customers and stakeholders by improving security.
About the ISO 27001 Standard
ISO 27001 provides a framework that helps to establish, operate, maintain and continually improve an information security management system. The standard helps to improve processes so that organisations can operate more securely. There are ten management system clauses included in the standard, which are: scope, normative references, terms and definitions, context, leadership, planning and risk management, support, operations, performance evaluation, and improvement. There are also more than 100 information security controls included in the standard. Not all of the controls need to be implemented, but a risk assessment can determine which ones are most appropriate.
The control sets in ISO 27001 include areas such as information security policies, cryptography, operations security, and communications security. There are 18 sets of controls in total, covering a range of topics.
Benefits of ISO 27001 for Your Organisation
Implementing ISO 27001 when creating or improving an information security management system delivers multiple benefits for your organisation. It ensures your organisation’s data is protected and that it has better resilience against cybersecurity attacks. Reduced information security costs can also be achieved by using this standard, helping to implement only the security controls that are required for your organisation. Using the ISO 27001 standard also enables organisations to adapt to changes within the organisation and outside of it and remain ready to respond to security threats even as they evolve.
ISO 27001 can help organisations to meet any regulatory requirements for information security and data privacy. It can also allow organisations to ensure they meet contractual obligations and provide reassurance and confidence to customers and stakeholders. Additionally, implementing the standard can give staff a better understanding of security risks and help them to embrace security in their work.
How JVR Consultancy Can Help
Whether building an information security management system from the start or looking for ways to improve your organisation’s system, JVR Consultancy makes it easier. Our experts help your organisation to outline the steps that need to be taken and ensure everything is put in place to work within the ISO 27001 standard.
Find out more about how we can assist with ISO 27001 certification by booking a free consultation with one of our experts. We can get you started with the next steps as soon as you are ready to make changes to your organisation.
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