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ISO/IEC 27001 International Standard

ISO/IEC 27001 sets out clear requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system that is tailored to the needs of the organization.

Can I benefit from ISO/IEC 27001?

The ISO/IEC 27001 standard can be used by internal and external parties to assess your organization’s ability to meet its own information security requirements. The requirements are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size or nature.

CIA Triad – three principles of information security

Confidentiality – data is accessed only by authorized individuals

Information integrity – data is reliably stored and protected

Availability of data – data is available when it is needed

Leadership and commitment

Senior leaders must draft and approve an Information Security Policy Statement that details the roles involved in the implementation, monitoring and maintenance of their Information Security Management System (ISMS), and demonstrates to internal and external parties their commitment to information security.

Risk assessment and management

Organizations should establish measurable security objectives that are in line with the organization’s strategic goals. Create a risk management plan that defines the procedures and processes the organization will follow to regularly assess and evaluate operational controls and mitigate risks.

Performance measurement evaluation

Organizations should design procedures to track the ongoing performance of the ISMS and monitor operational controls. Conduct internal audits and management reviews at regularly planned intervals.

Continuous improvement

Organizations should continually improve the suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness of the ISMS.


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  • What are the key benefits of adopting ISO/IEC 27001?

    ISO/IEC 27001 helps organizations adopt a holistic approach to information security, to ensure that it is built into organizational processes, information systems and management controls. Overall, this increases the integrity, confidentiality and availability of the organization’s data, and allows an organization to demonstrate its commitment to information security to stakeholders and customers.

  • Do organizations have to be certified?

    Being certified to ISO/IEC 27001 is voluntary.. An organization can choose to implement ISO/IEC 27001 to benefit from its best practices and principles without obtaining certification.

  • What does compliance with ISO/IEC 27001 look like?

    Compliance with ISO/IEC 27001 means an organization has put in place a system to manage security risks related to the data owned or processed by the organization, and that this system respects the best practices and principles supported by this standard.

The information provided does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. Instead, all information, content, and materials presented are for general informational purposes only.

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