ISO/IEC 27001 is an international standard that provides the basis for effective management of confidential and sensitive information, and for the application of information security controls.
It enables organizations to demonstrate excellence and prove best practice in Information Security management. Conformance with the standard requires commitment to continually improve control of confidential and sensitive information, providing reassurance to sponsors, shareholders and customers alike.
Re-released in 2013, ISO/IEC 27001 builds upon established foundations as the most widely recognized international standard specifically aimed at information security management. The adoption of an Information Security Management System (ISMS) is a strategic decision driving the coordination of operational security controls across all of the organization’s electronic and physical information resources.
What Are The Benefits of ISO 27001?
- Customer satisfaction
- Business continuity
- Legal compliance
- Improved risk management
- Proven business credentials
- Ability to win more business
All organizations, businesses, government groups, academic institutions and nonprofits interested in implementing a framework for the long term protection of their information assets may apply the guidelines and certification requirements of the ISO 2700 standards.
Specifically entities may use ISO 27001 to:
- Formulate security requirements and objectives
- Ensure that security risks are cost effectively managed
- Comply with laws and regulations
- Ensure that the specific security objectives of an organization are met
- Implement new information security management processes
- Determine the degree of compliance with the policies, directives and standards adopted by an organization
- Provide relevant information about information security policies, directives, standards and procedures to customers and business partners as well as other organizations with whom they interact
- Implement business-enabling information security