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ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)


ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)

ISO 27001 Certification

ISO 27001 Certification provides proof of conformance to the international requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS) based on the ISO 27001 Standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

What is ISO 27001?

ISO/IEC 27001 is the international requirement for a information security management system (ISMS).  An ISMS is a management system over the preservation of confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA).

With cyber-crime on the rise and new threats constantly emerging, it can seem difficult or even impossible to manage cyber-risks. ISO/IEC 27001 helps organizations become risk-aware and proactively identify and address weaknesses.

ISO/IEC 27001 promotes a holistic approach to information security: vetting people, policies and technology. An information security management system implemented according to this standard is a tool for risk management, cyber-resilience and operational excellence.

The ISO 27001 Standard establishes the international requirements for a Information Security Management System (ISMS) including the following clauses:

Clause 4 - Context of the Organization (scope)
Clause 5 - Leadership (Executive Level Policy & Directive)
Clause 6 - Planning (Risk Assessment Process)
Clause 7 - Support (Training & Awareness, Control of Documents, etc)
Clause 8 - Operation (Policies, Processes & Procedures)
Clause 9 - Performance Evaluation (Monitor & Measure, Audit Program, Management Review
Clause 10 - Corrective Actions

The requirements of ISO 27001 are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations (or parts of an organization), regardless of type, size and nature of activity, and whether in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors.

ISO 27001 certification also known as "registration", is a 3rd party audit performed by a certification body (registrar) such as MSECB (iCertWorks) who, upon verification that an organization is in conformance with the auditable requirements of ISO 27001, will issue an ISO 27001 Certificate.  This certification is then maintained through regularly scheduled annual surveillance audits by the registrar, with re-certification performed on a three year audit cycle.

The ISO 27001 Certification three year audit cycle includes:

  • Year 1 - Full Stage 1 & Stage 2 Audit
  • Year 2 - First Surveillance Audit (partial system audit)
  • Year 3 - Second Surveillance Audit (partial system audit)
  • Year 4 - 3 year Audit Cycle starts over (repeats)

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Benefits of ISO 27001 Certification?

  • Integration between business operations and information security
  • Alignment of information security with industry best practices
  • Requires information security controls to reduce risk
  • Protects your clients information assets
  • Protects your internal information assets
  • Reduces information security incidents
  • Requires information security incident management and resolution
  • Requires a information security business continuity plan and recovery
  • Reduces risk to the preservation of confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA)
  • Provides reasonable assurance to stakeholders and interested parties
  • Provides proof of conformance to international industry standards (best practices)
  • Provides sales differentiator for products and services
  • Promotes training and awareness
  • Promotes a continuous improvement cycle
  • Provides legal, regulatory and contractual compliance
  • Ensures Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) requirements
  • Reduces the likelihood of legal prosecution and fines
  • Reduces insurance costs, litigation, claims and liability

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