What is ISO/IEC 27001?

General information about ISO/IEC 27001 standart

What is ISO/IEC 27001?

ISO/IEC 27001 is the best global standard for information security management and a critical framework for protecting information in any organization.

The international standard ISO 27001 sets requirements for information security, cyber security and privacy protection through implementing Information security management systems (ISMS). These systems serve to protect assets that handle information and are based on accepted principles, goals, policies and assessments of risks that may adversely affect the business. The protections that are built during the implementation of the ISMS increase the level of security and are primarily aimed at ensuring and maintaining the characteristics of confidentiality, availability and integrity of information (confidentiality, integrity and availability).

How will ISO/IEC 27001 benefit your organization?

Implementing an information security framework based on the ISO/IEC 27001 standard benefits you by:

  • Reduces your vulnerability to the growing threat of cyber attacks
  • You are responsive to dynamically changing security landscape&risks
  • Assets such as financial statements, intellectual property, employee data and information entrusted to third parties remain intact, confidential and accessible as needed
  • You have a centrally managed framework that protects all information in one place
  • You take measures to ensure that people, processes and technology in your organization address security-related risks and threats
  • Protect the information in all its forms, including paper-based, cloud and digital data
  • Management of process continuity in all necessary business areas

ISO/IEC 27001 is applicable to all types of organizations: commercial, non-commercial, governmental and non-governmental.

Why certify your business to ISO/IEC 27001?

Protection of information assets

ISO 27001 provides a framework for organizations to follow and protect their information assets from unauthorized access, disclosure, destruction or disruption.

Reducing the risk of data breaches and cyber attacks

By implementing an ISMS that meets the standard's requirements, organizations can reduce the likelihood of data breaches and cyber-attacks and mitigate the potential impact of such incidents.

Improving customer trust and confidence

ISO/IEC 27001 certification demonstrates to customers, regulators and other stakeholders that the organization has taken appropriate steps to manage the security of its information assets. This can help improve trust and confidence in the organization.

Gaining a competitive advantage

ISO/IEC 27001 certification can differentiate an organization from its competitors by demonstrating its commitment to information security. This can help attract customers and partners and can be a good selling point for the organization.

The importance of information technologies for the management of companies or the implementation of public tasks continues to grow. There is a growing need, and sometimes a requirement, established in compliance regulations, to protect technical and IT resources against prohibited or inappropriate use or misuse, loss, disclosure, destruction or manipulation. Therefore, information security is increasingly seen as an integral part of the business policies of companies or in the performance of tasks in offices operating under public law.

To ensure that information security is more than a good intention, numerous processes and activities related to the risks faced by businesses, authorities and other institutions must be identified and managed. Creating an Information Security Management System is a proven way to do this. It is used to initiate, implement, monitor, verify and above all improve information security measures. The ISO/IEC 27001 standard is based on the basic principles of information protection and available IT resources. This standard presents a pragmatic approach to providing additional security in an efficient manner. The Information Management System (IMS) offers a proven method of self-assessment and improvement.

When an ISMS is built, maintained and improved, it creates a compelling potential for trust and peace of mind among all the parties the organization works with. After the ISMS has passed a successful certification procedure, the certificate of compliance with ISO/IEC 27001 has the value of a categorical and universal guarantee for the system presented by a serious, competent and independent body. The Certification of the Information Security Management System (ISMS) according to ISO/IEC 27001 proves that your organization guarantees the maximum security of both its information and that of its customers and partners.

The latest version of the ISO 27001:2022 standard received final approval in October 2022. and supersedes the ISO 27001:2013 version. Organizations have a transition period of 3 years in which to adapt the standard to the changes advocated in the latest version. You can take a look at our guide to transition to ISO 27001:2022.