What is ISO 27001?
ISO 27001 is the worlds most popular standard for information security. It is applicable for industries where information systems play critical role in operations or business. The aim of ISO 27001 standard is to protect information security through implementation of applicable controls. ISO 27001 is an Information Security Management System (ISMS) standard. It specifies requirements for an ISMS.
- ISO 27001 is universally recognised and hence helps in getting new clients
- Preparedness to plan for disasters and be operational even periods of disruption
- Improved Information Security
- Certification increases the Customers confidence in Suppliers Information Security systems
- Regular assessments ensure the organization continually uses, monitors and improves their processes
- Employee involvement and thus commitment
- Improved Information Security awareness throughout the organisation.
Achieving ISO 27001 is only beginning of the journey, sustaining the same over time is a bigger challenge. ISO has very high expectations on managing the ISMS properly through document control system and maintaining records and showing quantitative process improvements. ISO 27001 itself prescribes maintaining 20+ mandatory records and typically as per organizational requirements, it may go up to 40 types of records being maintained.
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