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ISO 27001 is the global standard for information security systems. The certification offers a comprehensive framework for implementing a stringent system to protect organizational information intrusions and manipulation. The standard requires policies and procedures for correctly implementing your information security system. The all-inclusive protocol set out by ISO 27001 identifies areas for risk control to help organizations maintain a robust data security system.
An aim of ISO 27001 is to generate awareness among organizations regarding the importance of safeguarding information such as data on employee performance, customer records, intellectual property, and information on accounts/finance. The standard encourages companies to take precautionary measures to protect sensitive data. There is a growing concern for protecting organizational documents from breaches, infringements, and cyber attacks. The information security management standard not only offers guidelines but also promotes the proactiveness of management and the employees by giving the right amount of priority to data protection. The standard was originally established in the year 2005 and went through a thorough revision in 2022. The current version has focused more on the ongoing problems and risk factors associated with organizational data management.
The standard has established a benchmark for data security. Getting ISO 27001 certification helps demonstrate to clients that their information is secure and ensures responsible conduct on matters of managing and shielding data and records from vulnerabilities. Besides, the certification offers an array of advantages, which include the following:
ISO 27001 offers a set of well-known and approved standards for protecting information. It encourages management to take effective measures to maintain the confidentiality of all kinds of information including financial statements, records on employee performance and customers, and intellectual property. All companies have sensitive data, which in the wrong hands can devastate the public image the organization holds, can lead to loss of business and loss or manipulation of important information. Implementation of the international information security system designed by ISO 27001 is therefore one of the most crucial aspects of business sustainability and is essential and relevant to almost all organizations.
A company needs to keep an eye on the risk factors with high threat potentiality. The framework of ISO 27001 gives special attention to risk management by providing a well-built structure to minimize risk exposure. Management is encouraged to devise better strategies to identify and manage upcoming threats related to an organization’s intellectual property.
ISO 27001 certification ensures that all data related to customer transactions are guarded with maximum safety. That is one of the responsibilities of any organization. It assures clients that they are valuable assets, which eventually increases their loyalty toward your brand. Therefore, the standard helps ensure customer retention as well.
Every company has some kind of mechanism for documenting the performance and behavior of its workforce. If that content is not managed, monitored, and protected, both the company and the employees can face legal and professional challenges and fines. An information security management system offers a holistic program for the safe-keeping of company data, which includes sensitive employee information.
By managing data safety, a company gets the opportunity to make the workers and other internal stakeholders feel valued and safe. The standard, therefore, promotes a security culture, which also increases employees' morale.
The standard encourages companies to adhere to the legal and regulatory rules and regulations regarding data security. If the safety of intellectual resources is vulnerable, and that vulnerability is targeted, a company might have to face government intervention and substantial penalties. By getting ISO 27001 certification, a company has not only taken sensible and practical efforts to avoid data breaches, and has received recognition and objective confirmation of such, but also protects itself from legal issues.
To implement the framework designed by ISO 27001, a company does not need to be of a particular size, nor is there mandatory requirement to belong to a certain industry, information security is relevant to all organizations. However, there are a few conditions, which should be met to successfully enforce the system for productive results. The certified framework can work efficiently under -
There are specifically 14 sections of security measures, which need to be followed by a three-step audit process to implement the information security protocol mandated by ISO 27001. They are as follows -
Commit - A trusted certification body is chosen, engaged, and an audit date is set.
Pre-assessment - If clients wish, an assessment before the stage 1 and 2 audits is performed.
Stage 1 Audit - The management system and documentation are reviewed to ensure everything is in place for the stage 2 audit, including determining whether internal audit and the management review have been performed. An audit report is prepared and issued by the auditor for review. If everything looks good, the auditor confirms the stage 2 audit.
Stage 2 Audit - After addressing any concerns or opportunities for improvement from the stage 1 audit, the stage 2 audit is conducted by the auditor. The auditor checks that the management system is implemented and is compliant with ISO 27001. If there are any non-conformities, these are shared by the auditor. Once non-conformities are addressed and the auditor can confirm that the standard is being met, the auditor recommends the company for certification.
Issuing the certification - With the successful completion of the two stages of audits, the certification body issues the certification.
Surveillance Audits - Every certification lasts for 3 years. The certification body organizes annual audit programs to ensure ongoing compliance.
Blue Wolf Certifications is an ISO certification body that offers easy and fast accreditation at a competitive price. Our dedicated auditors make sure your system is working strictly as per the guidelines and norms of the standards.
Our certification package includes:
Stage 1 and Stage 2 Audits : External assessments to ensure the system’s efficiency and compliance with the rules and regulations.
Issuing the Certification : After receiving a recommendation of compliance from your Blue Wolf auditor, you will receive a certificate which is essentially evidence of the effectiveness of your management system from a third-party accredited certification body. Certification is evidence that you are compliant with international information security standards.
Surveillance Audit : Regular annual audits after certification will be performed to ensure the management system continues to be implemented, current, improved where applicable, compliant with ISO 27001 and effective.
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