ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management
ISO/IEC 27001 is the international standard for information security management. By implementing the standard, organizations can identify security risks and put controls in place to manage or eliminate them, gain stakeholder and customer trust that their confidential data is protected, and help achieve preferred supplier status helping to win new business.
The ISO 27000 family of standards helps organizations keep information assets secure. Using this family of standards will help organization manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to you by third parties. ISO/IEC 27001 is the best-known standard in the family providing requirements for an information security management system (ISMS).
Securing informational assets are critical to an organization’s success. When properly managed it allows you to operate with confidence. Information security management gives you the freedom to grow, innovate, and broaden your customer-base with the knowledge that all of your confidential information will remain private.
Like other ISO management system standards, certification to ISO/IEC 27001 is possible but not obligatory. Some organizations choose to implement the standard in order to benefit from the best practice it contains while others decide they also want to get certified to reassure customers and clients that its recommendations have been followed.