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ISO 27001, the international information security standard


What is ISO 27001?

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (ISO 27001) is the international standard that describes best practice for an ISMS (information security management system). Achieving accredited certification to ISO 27001 demonstrates that your company is following information security best practice, and provides an independent, expert verification that information security is managed in line with international best practice and business objectives. ISO 27001 is supported by its code of practice for information security management, ISO/IEC 27002:2013.

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What is an ISMS?

An ISMS is a system of processes, documents, technology and people that helps to manage, monitor, audit and improve your organisation’s information security. It helps you manage all your security practices in one place, consistently and cost-effectively.

At the heart of an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS is business-driven risk assessments, which means you will be able to identify and treat security threats according to your organisation’s risk appetite and tolerance.

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ISO 27001: what is an information security management system

What is an ISMS?


Why achieve ISO 27001 certification?


ISO 27001 benefit: avoid financial losses

Avoid penalties and financial losses due to data breaches.


ISO 27001 benefit: meet increasing client demand

Meet increasing client demands for greater data security.


ISO 27001 benefit: protect your reputation

Protect and enhance your reputation.


ISO 27001 benefit: get proof that your data is secure

Get an independently audited proof that your data is secure.


ISO 27001 benefit: meet security laws such as the GDPR

Meet local and global security laws, such as the NIS Directive and the GDPR.


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How to implement an ISMS

Implementing an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS will include the following key elements:


ISO 2700: conduct staff awareness training

Scope the project


ISO 27001: get board and secure budget

Get board commitment and secure budget


ISO 27001 identify interested parties

Identify interested parties, and legal, regulatory and contractual requirements


ISO 27001: review and audit the ISMS

Conduct a risk assessment


ISO 27001: implement required controls

Review and implement the required controls


ISO 27001: develop internal competence

Develop internal competence


ISO 27001 develop management system documentation

Develop management system documentation


Conduct staff awareness training


ISO 27001: scope the product

Measure, monitor, review and audit the ISMS


ISO 27001: conduct a risk assesment

Get certified


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