An information security management system (ISMS) is a framework of policies and controls that manage security and risks systematically across the enterprise and the information security process. The goal of an ISMS is to minimize risk and sustain business continuity by limiting the impact of a security breach proactively. You can secure your information, increase the resilience and reduce the costs associated with information security by implementing an ISMS.
ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System Audit
What is Information Security Management System (ISMS)?
ISMS is a system for managing information security while consisting of people, processes and technology. It’s not all about IT. It helps you make the right decisions about the risks that are specific to your company. ISMS protects data in all its forms, including personal data.
Risk assessments are essential for ISMS. The results of the risk assessment are action plans to reduce, avoid, transfer or accept risks. These action plans are optimised according to your business’s nature and objectives.
The international information security management standard ISO/IEC 27001, outlines the specifications for implementing an ISMS.
Benefits of ISO 27001
- ISO 27001 Certification and Audit helps you to:
- Establish new business linkages and strengthen your competitive edge
- Protect your reputation
- Comply with legal, regulatory and customer requirements
- Avoid the penalties and losses caused by data breaches
- Improve processes and strategies
What industries implement ISO 27001?
ISO 27001 Certification is suitable for any organisation, large or small, in any sector. The standard is especially suitable where the protection of information is critical, such as in the IT, financial, telecoms, government sectors and any other organization with sensitive data. It is often mistaken that ISO 27001 for an IT standard, as something that is applicable to the IT industry only. But the pharmaceutical companies, health organizations, government bodies are also implementing it. Because IT is not the only key element in protecting information. In most cases, the companies already have all the technology in place – e.g., firewalls, antiviruses, backups, etc. However, they still have data breaches. This is because the employees do not know how to use that technology in a secure way, but more importantly the technology is very limited.
How does ISO/IEC 27001 help with EU GDPR
ISO/IEC 27001 outlines specific requirements and controls that establish legal and regulatory requirements, such as EU GDPR. By being compliant with ISO/IEC 27001 as a best practice framework your organisation will be able to identify the rules for the EU GDPR and implement applicable controls and reviews.
What to do next?
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