ISO 27001 is the leading international standard focused on information security, published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), in partnership with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Both are leading international organizations that develop international standards.
ISO-27001 is part of a set of standards developed to handle information security: the ISO/IEC 27000 series.
What is the purpose of ISO 27001?
ISO 27001 was developed to help organizations, of any size or any industry, to protect their information in a systematic and cost-effective way, through the adoption of an Information Security Management System (ISMS).
Why is ISO 27001 important?
Not only does the standard provide companies with the necessary know-how for protecting their most valuable information, but a company can also get certified against ISO 27001 and, in this way, prove to its customers and partners that it safeguards their data.
Individuals can also get ISO 27001-certified by attending a course and passing the exam and, in this way, prove their skills to potential employers.
Because it is an international standard, ISO 27001 is easily recognized all around the world, increasing business opportunities for organizations and professionals.
What is “ISO 27001 certified”?
A company can go for ISO 27001 certification by inviting an accredited certification body to perform the certification audit and, if the audit is successful, to issue the ISO 27001 certificate to the company. This certificate will mean that the company is fully compliant with the ISO 27001 standard.
What is the use of ISO certification?
If your company gets certified and your competitors do not, you may have an ADVANTAGE over them in the eyes of those customers who are sensitive about keeping their information safe.
How does ISO 27001 work?
The focus of ISO 27001 is to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the information in a company. This is done by finding out what potential problems could happen to the information (i.e., risk assessment), and then defining what needs to be done to prevent such problems from happening (i.e., risk mitigation or risk treatment).
Therefore, the main philosophy of ISO 27001 is based on a process for managing risks: find out where the risks are, and then systematically treat them, through the implementation of security controls (or safeguards).
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