ISO/IEC 27001 - Information Security Management
Main drivers for security are government directive, undoubtedly globalization, terrorist activities, and threats from hackers because digital world is very dangerous as it is silent. Access to high- quality, complete, accurate and up-to-date information is vital in supporting managerial decisions- making process that leads to sound decisions. Thus information security system is extremely important to ensure that the resources are well protected. It controls in reducing the organization overall risk profile. There are several standards for IT governance which leads to information security but from all of this ISO 27001 is most widely used standard in the world because it is systemic approach for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, maintaining and improving.
Information security includes three main dimensions: confidentiality, integrity and availability. The adoption of ISMS is expected to be a strategic decision for an organization and it is necessary that this decision is seamlessly integrated, scaled and updated in accordance with needs of organization.
The true success of ISO 27001 is its alignment with the business objectives and effectiveness in the realizing those objectives.
What is ISO 27001 ?
ISO/IEC 27001 is an international standard which offers set of specifications, codes of conduct and best practice guidelines for organization to ensure strong IT Service management. It is a technology-neutral, vendor-neutral information management standard but it is not a guide.
The IAF ensures that ISO 27001 certification is recognized across the world through a mutual recognition arrangement agreed by more than sixty national accreditation bodies.
ISMS is important to both private and public sector business. It supports e-business and is essential for business risk activities. Through the use of ISO 27001, organization can develop and implement a same work for managing the security of their informations assets including financial information, intellectual properties and employee details or information entrusted to them by customers and third parties.
Benefits of ISO 27001
- IT alignment of the business processes.
- It provides a framework to ensure fulfillment of our commercial, contractual and legal responsibilities.
- Safeguard your valuable data and intellectual property.
- Avoid the financial penalties and losses associated with data breaches.
- It increases customer confidence.
- Allows you to ensure you are meeting your legal obligations.
- It provides for interoperability between organisations or groups within an organization.