ISO 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS)

  • • An Information Security Management System (ISMS) is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure. It encompasses people, processes and IT systems. ISO/IEC 27001 establish best practices of control objectives and controls in the different areas of information security management:
  • • This International Standard covers all types of organizations (e.g. commercial enterprises, government agencies, not-for profit organizations). This International Standard specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving a documented ISMS within the context of the organization’s overall business risks. It specifies requirements for the implementation of security controls customized to the needs of individual organizations or parts thereof.
  • • The ISMS is designed to ensure the selection of adequate and proportionate security controls that protect information assets and give confidence to interested parties.
  • • References to ‘business’ in this International Standard should be interpreted broadly to mean those activities that are core to the purposes for the organization’s existence.


• ISO/IEC 27001 certification demonstrates that an organization has adequate controls and procedures in place to consistently deliver a cost effective, quality IT service. ISO 27001 implementation improves / leads to

• Management Understanding of the Value of Organizational Information

• Customer Confidence, Satisfaction and TRUST

• Business Partner Confidence, Satisfaction and TRUST e.g. Handling Sensitive Information of Customers & Business Partners

• Level of Assurance in Organizational Security & QUALITY

• Conformance to Legal and Regulatory Requirements

• Organizational Effectiveness of Communicating Security Requirements

• The certification process can reduce the amount of supplier audits, thereby reducing costs

- Employee Motivation and Participation in Security (Best Practices)

- Organizational Profitability

- Management and Handling of Security Incidents

- Ability to Differentiate Organization for Competitive Advantage

- Organizational Credibility & Reputation

- Ability to Differentiate Organization for Competitive Advantage

• Organizational Credibility & Reputation

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