What is ISO 27001?
The international standard ISO 27001 sets requirements to the Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). These systems serve for protection of the assets, dealing with information and are based on approved principles, aims, policies and assessment of the risks, which may have a negative impact on business. Protections, built during the implementation of the ISMS, increase the security level and are mainly directed to ensuring and maintaining the information features of confidentiality, integrity and availability.
Which is the suitable application of ISO 27001 in your organization?
ISO 27001 is applicable to all types of organizations: commercial, non-commercial, governmental and non-governmental and serves for:
- defining the requirements and aims of information and physical security;
- ensuring that all organizations comply with legislation and other regulatory requirements, related to information security;
- ensuring that information risk is managed effectively in terms of invested resources and output data;
- defining the processes of information security management;
- evaluating the existing information security management processes;
- managing the continuity of processes in all necessary business directions;
- determining the internal and external issues related to information security;
- providing clients with the necessary information for information security;
- guarantor of quality in relation to information security and information assets used.
Why certify your business under ISO 27001?
Due to the growing importance of information technology for the management of companies or implementation of public tasks, there is a growing need, sometimes a requirement, set out in the compliance provisions, for protection of technical and IT resources against forbidden or inappropriate use or misuse, loss, disclosure, destruction or manipulation. Therefore, information security is increasingly considered an integral part of corporate business policies or during performance of tasks in offices, working in accordance with public law.
In order to ensure that information security is more than good intentions, a number of processes and activities, related to risks, which companies, authorities and other institutions face, need to be identified. The creation of an information security management system is a proven way to do this. This is used for initiation, implementation, monitoring, verification and, above all, improvement of the information security measures. Such a management system can even make information security measurable and comparable at a later stage of maturity.
Standards such as ISO / IEC 27001: 2013 are based on the basic principles of protection of information and the available IT resources. This standard constitutes a pragmatic approach to provision of additional security in an effective way. The Information Security Management System (ISMS) offers a proven approach for self-assessment and improvement.
When an ISMS has been developed, maintained and approved, it creates a convincing potential of trust and calmness among all parties, with which the organization works. After the ISMS has passed a successful certification procedure, the certificate for compliance with ISO/IEC 27001 obtains the value of a firm and universal guarantee for the system, presented by a serious, competent and independent authority.
The Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), in accordance with ISO 27001, proves that your organization ensures to the maximum extent the security both of its own information as well as that of its clients and partners.