ISO 27001 (formally known as ISO/IEC27001:2005) is a specification for an information security management system(ISMS). An ISMS is a framework of policies and procedures that includes all legal, physical, and technical controls involved in an organization's information risk management processes.
According to its documentation, ISO 27001 was developed to "provide a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving an information security management system". It was developed to help organizations, of any size or any industry, protect their information systematically and cost-effectively, through the adoption of an Information Security Management System (ISMS).
ISO 27001 certification is not only about what technical measures you put in place. ISO 27001 is about ensuring the business controls and the management process you have in place are adequate and proportionate for the information security threats and opportunities you have identified and evaluated in your risk assessment. And that should all be done with a business-led approach to the information security management process.
Not only does the standard provide companies with the necessary know-how for protecting their most valuable information, but a company can also get certified against ISO 27001 and, in this way, prove to its customers and partners that it safeguards their data.
Because it is an international standard, ISO27001 is easily recognized all around the world, increasing business opportunities for organizations and professionals.
ISO IEC 27001 also creates the foundations of a more holistic and integrated approach to many other information security and privacy standards. For example, other frameworks such as the NIST Cyber Security and PCI DSS, to name just two, also carefully map to many of the requirements and Annex A controls of ISO 27001.
The basic goal of ISO 27001 is to protect three aspects of information:
• Confidentiality: only authorized persons have the right to access information.
• Integrity: only authorized persons can change the information.
• Availability: the information must be accessible to authorized persons whenever it is needed.
ISO 27001 uses a top-down, risk-based approach and is technology-neutral. The specification defines a six-part planning process:
1. Define a security policy.
2. Define the scope of the ISMS.
3. Conduct a risk assessment.
4. Manage identified risks.
5. Select control objectives and controls to be implemented.
6. Prepare a statement of applicability.
The specification includes details for documentation, management responsibility, internal audits, continual improvement, and corrective and preventive action. The standard requires cooperation among all sections of an organization.
The 27001 standards do not mandate specific information security controls, but it provides a checklist of controls that should be considered in the accompanying code of practice, ISO/IEC 27002:2005.This second standard describes a comprehensive set of information security control objectives and a set of generally accepted good practice security controls.
ISO 27002 contains 12 main sections:
1. Risk assessment
2. Security policy
3. Organization of information security
4. Asset management
5. Human resources security
6. Physical and environmental security
7. Communications and operations management
8. Access control
9. Information systems acquisition, development, and maintenance
10. Information security incident management
11. Business continuity management
Organizations are required to apply these controls appropriately in line with their specific risks. Third-party accredited certification is recommended for ISO 27001 conformance.
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