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.
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.
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: