ISO/IEC 27001:2013

Information Security Management System

Digital Age Risk Management

In order to derive optimal benefit from our information systems we need to have an information security management system to assure the safeguarding of vital information in our organizations. Although most organizations employ some information security controls, without the proper implementation of an overall information security management system, these controls may not be fully effective. Hence, there is a need to introduce proper security measures for controlling information assets.

What is ISO 27001?

ISO 27001 is a specification for an information security management system (ISMS). An ISMS is a framework of policies and procedures inclusive of all legal, physical and technical controls involved in an organization’s information risk management processes. ISO 27001:2013 is the current version of ISO 27001. By achieving an ISO 27001 certification an organization demonstrates that it has identified risks to its information security and implemented systemized controls to limit possible damage to the organization.

Why implement ISO 27001?

Implementing the ISO 27001 standard increases the security of systems and information assets through the implementation of appropriate security controls. The standard uses a process approach for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving the ISMS.

Who can benefit from ISO 27001?

ISO 27001 is suitable for any organization, large or small, in any sector or part of the world. The standard is particularly suitable where the protection of information is critical, such as in the finance, health, public and IT sectors.

 What are the key benefits of using ISO 27001?

  • Keeps confidential information secure
  • Provides customers and stakeholders with confidence in how risks are managed
  • Allows for secure exchange of information
  • Helps in compliance with other regulations
  • Gives competitive advantage
  • Enhances customer satisfaction that improves client retention
  • Consistency in the delivery of service or product
  • Manages and minimizes risk exposure
  • Builds a culture of security
  • Protects the company, assets, shareholders and directors
  • Compliance with business, legal, contractual and regulatory requirements
  • Reduces need for frequent audits
  • Independent identification of risks to information security and implementation of systemized controls to limit damage
  • Proves commitment to information security
  • Regular assessment process helps to continually monitor performance and induce improvements