ISO 27001 is the formal set of specifications against which organizations may seek certification of their Information Security Management System. The intent is to bring information security under management control and to instill process into an organization. While most companies have an IT and / or an information security department, best practices of an Information Security Management System are to bring together their controls and mandate continuous improvement.
The objective of ISO 27001 is to “provide a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining, and improving an Information Security Management System”. Adopting the standard is a strategic decision for companies, and we do see a trend towards implementing an Information Security Management System and obtaining the certification. The important step here is that security is brought under the control of management, rather than an individual or department. Bringing information security under the control of management allows for sustainable, directed and continuous improvement.
Among the many benefits from gaining certification are:
- Lower Expenses – through avoided risks
- Improved visibility into your information security program & better security awareness
- Better alignment within your organization
- Enhancement of client and partner confidence & perception of your organization
- Assists in the development of best practice
The most important benefit of becoming ISO 27001 certified…