ISO 27001:2013 (Information Security Management System)

ISO 27001 is the international standard which is recognized globally for managing risks to the security of information you hold. Certification to ISO 27001 allows you to prove to your clients and other stakeholders that you are managing the security of your information. ISO 27001:2013 (the current version of ISO 27001) provides a set of standardized requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). The standard adopts a process based approach for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, maintaining, and improving your ISMS.

ISO/IEC 27001, part of the growing ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards, is an Information Security Management System (ISMS) standard published in October 2013 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electro technical Commission (IEC). Its full name is ISO/IEC 27001:2013 – Information technology — Security techniques — Information security management systems — Requirements but it is commonly known as “ISO 27001”.

ISO/IEC 27001 formally specifies a management system that is intended to bring information security under explicit management control. Being a formal specification means that it mandates specific requirements. Organizations that claim to have adopted ISO/IEC 27001 can therefore be formally audited and certified compliant with the standard.

Benefits of ISO 27001:2013

Protecting your organization’s information is critical for the successful management and smooth operation of your organization. Achieving ISO 27001 will aid your organization in managing and protecting your valuable data and information assets.

By achieving certification to ISO 27001 your organization will be able to reap numerous and consistent benefits including:

  1. Keeps confidential information secure.
  2. Provides customers and stakeholders with confidence in how you manage risk.
  3. Allows for secure exchange of information.
  4. Helps you to comply with other regulations (e.g. SOX).
  5. Provide you with a competitive advantage.
  6. Enhanced customer satisfaction that improves client retention.
  7. Consistency in the delivery of your service or product.
  8. Manages and minimizes risk exposure.
  9. Builds a culture of security.
  10. Protects the company, assets, shareholders and directors.
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