What is ISO/IEC 27001?

Internationally recognized ISO/IEC 27001 is an excellent framework which helps organizations manage and protect their information assets so that they remain safe and secure. It helps you to continually review and refine the way you do this, not only for today, but also for the future. That’s how ISO/IEC 27001 protects your business, your reputation.

What are the benefits?

  • Identify risks and put controls in place to manage or eliminate them
  • Flexibility to adapt controls to all or selected areas of your business
  • Gain stakeholder and customer trust that their data is protected 
  • Demonstrate compliance and gain status as preferred supplier

What are the 27001 ISO Certification (ISMS) controls?

27001 Certification controls (also known as safeguards) are the practices to be implemented to reduce risks to acceptable levels. Controls can be:

  1. Technical,
  2. Legal
  3. Physical,
  4. Human, etc.

Steps for organization to get 27001 certified

For the organization ISMS to be certified, you have to initially complete the execution. In the wake of completing all your documentation and actualizing your procedures, your organization additionally needs to play out these means to guarantee a fruitful certification:

Internal-Audit: to check your ISMS forms. The objective is to guarantee that records are set up to affirm consists of the procedures and to discover issues and shortcomings that would somehow or another stay covered up.

Management audit: to assess the significant realities about the management system forms so as to settle on suitable choices.

Corrective activities: Following the internal audit and management audit, you need to correct the root cause of any identified problems and document how they were resolved.

The organization audit process is divided into two phases:

Stage One Audit (documents review) – The auditor/s from certification body will review documents to ensure your documentation meets the requirements of ISO 27001 Certification and to determine an organization’s readiness for their Stage 2 Certification Audit.

Stage Two Audit (on site audit) – evaluates the implementation and effectiveness of your organization’s management system(s). During the Stage 2 audit, Certification Body will determine the degree of compliance with the standard’s requirements and report any non-conformity that your organization will have to correct before the certification can be issued. If the Stage 2 audit is successful, your organization’s management system(s) will be certified and the certificate will issue.