About ISO 27001 Compliance
ISO or the I nternational Standards Organization is an accredited globally-recognized Institution that is proven to be the ultimate authority on Quality Management Certification. ISO seeks to institute standardizations for quality and the Information and Management Systems organization. A process outline and approach is formulated for quality management system and it thus ensures that business follow standard management practices and processes.
ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Standard, came into effect on September 25th 2013. This latest Standard annuls and substitutes the previously released ISO/IEC 27001:2005. This is published jointly by the ISO and the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission). This specification covers ISMS (information Security Management System). Organizations seeking to be certified and meeting this standard are independently accredited by an Accreditor.
ISO 27001 is a technologically-neutral, vendor-neutral information management standard and it is not a guide. ISO 27001 is devised to be attuned to the other existing management standards like ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. It is also compatible with the existing ISO/IEC 20000:2005.
ISO 27001 standards make available good practice direction and assistance in planning, executing and assessing Information Security Management Systems. This is done to guard the privacy, reliability and accessibility of information. This is intended to make certain the selection of sufficient and proportionate security management that in turn protect information resources and serves as a reassurance to all interested parties. The Information Security Systems are evaluated and scrutinized in a continuing manner to make sure good practices are followed persistently.
The principle reasons for the increasing interest in ISO 27001 certifications are the propagation of threats to information and the emergent range of regulatory and legal requirements linked to protection of data and information.
The information security standards are the essential starting point for any business embarking on an information security project.Conforming to the ISO guiding principles is a steadfast requisite for any organization so as to offer efficient and quality services to all clients’. Companies should conduct regular audits and monitoring to identify any area that is non-conforming or non-compliant to the existing guidelines, and they should address all issues on an immediate basis.