WHAT IS
ISO 27001:2013
INFORMATION
SECURITY MANAGEMENT
SYSTEMS

ISO 27001 is the international standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO together with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). It specifies requirements for Information Security Management System (ISMS). It sets out elements needed to protect organisations risk controls, achieve compliance with regulations, physical and technical necessary for maximize IT security management.

ISMS is an excellent framework for organizations to effectively monitor, manage and protect information assets to the ultimate safe and secure. It’s a process based approach for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, maintaining, and improving organizations information management system. Data and information protection is an important element across all areas of industry, sector and business.

Benefits of ISO 27001:2013

  • Improved organization information and data security control.

  • Creates a culture of continual improvement.

  • Ensures company image and brand reputation.

  • Compliance to business, legal, contractual and regulatory requirements.

  • Provides customers and stakeholders with confidence in how you manage risk.

  • Accepted as a recognition and certification in due diligence process

  • Help to prevent heavy fines in related to data and information protection.

  • Opportunity to gain new business and sharpen competitive edge.

  • Improve processes, communication and management engagement.

  • Consistent data management and improvement.

ISO 27001:2013 Clauses

  1. Scope
  2. Normative references
  3. Terms and definitions
  4. Context
  5. Leadership
  6. Planning and risk management
  7. Support
  8. Operations
  9. Performance evaluation
  10. Improvement

History of ISO 27001:2013

BS 7799 originally published by BSI Group in 1995 by the United Kingdom Government’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The first part, containing best practices for information security management, was adopted by ISO as ISO/IEC 17799 “Information Technology Code of practice for information security management” in 2000. ISO/IEC 17799 was finally incorporated in the ISO 27000 series of standards as ISO/IEC 27002 in July 2007.

BS 7799 Part 2 was first published by BSI in 1999 titled “Information Security Management Systems Specification with guidance for use” focusing on implementing Information Security Management System (ISMS), referring to the information security management structure and controls. It was adopted by ISO as ISO/IEC 27001:2005 in 2005. It has now been updated to the latest version ISO 27001:2013.

Why is ISO 27001 Important

Information security management and data protection is business essential. Businesses aware the importance of cybersecurity, but setting up security parameter alone is not enough to ensure data integrity. Other reasons why ISO 27001 is important include:

  • COVID 19 pandemic adjusting most organizations to remote working makes information security challenges more unprecedented.

  • Becomes globally requirement where a supplier is not considered legitimate without ISMS certification.

  • Provide complete interlinked processes to ensure adequate risk mitigation.

  • Accredited to ISO 27001 and compliance requirements for risk assessment helps in meeting other standards, policies and regulations.

  • Ensure security risks are managed cost-effectively, adherence to the recognised standards.

  • Indicates your integrity level and improve image will increase suppliers and customers trust on you.

  • Provides a structured way of looking at risks to data and applying suitable controls to reduce risks.

  • Ensures that ISMS are monitored, maintained and improved on a continuous basis.

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