ISO 27001- Information Security Standard

The ISO 27001 is an Information Security Management System (ISMS) Standard published in October 2005 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems is the international best practice standard for information security. ISO 27001:2013, the current version of the standard, provides a set of standardized requirements for an information security management system (ISMS). ISO 27001 certification is suitable for any organization, large or small and in any sector.  The standard is especially suitable where the protection of information is critical, such as in the banking, financial, health, public and IT sectors. The standard is also very applicable for organizations which manage high volumes of data, or information on behalf of other organizations such as datacenters and IT out sourcing companies

The ability to be aware of what is our present weakness and our ability to know how we will react– is in essence a true impact of a formal ISMS. On the contrary not being aware of any aspect of the any part of the system and its security relevance, or the approach that we will take in case of a failure - therefore demonstrates the absence of ISMS.

What is an ISO 27001?

The ISO 27001 Standard gives organisations standards for creating the perfect information security management system. All types of confidential information can come under the purview of the ISO 27001 Certification such as financial information, intellectual property, employee information or third party information. The information security management system will make it possible for you to create an impenetrable security system that will protect your employees' as well as your company's private information. There are several processes that need to be implemented inside the organisation. These are the necessary pre-requisite improvements or objectives that need to exist in compliance with the principles inside the ISO 27001 ISM Standard and will impact the several business processes inside the organisations. These steps are:

Definition of a security policy

  • Definition of the scope of ISMS
  • Conducting Risk Assessment
  • Evaluating Identified Risks
  • Creating Controls and specifying objectives
  • Preparing Statement of Applicability

What are the three ISMS security objectives?

The basic goal of ISO 27001 is to protect three aspects of information:

  • Confidentiality: only the authorized persons have the right to access information.
  • Integrity: only the authorized persons can change the information.
  • Availability: the information must be accessible to authorized persons whenever it is needed.

Who is covered by ISO 27001?

All organizations, businesses, government groups, academic institutions and nonprofits interested in implementing a framework for the long term protection of their information assets may apply the guidelines and certification requirements of the ISO 27001 standards. Specifically entities may use ISO 27001 to:

  • Formulate security requirements and objectives
  • Ensure that security risks are cost effectively managed
  • Comply with laws and regulations to ensure that the specific security
  • objectives of an organization are met
  • Implement new information security management processes
  • Determine the degree of compliance with the policies, directives and standards adopted by an organization
  • Provide relevant information about information security policies, directives, standards and procedures to customers and business partners as well as other organizations with whom they interact
  • Implement business-enabling information security

ISO 27001 is applicable to any organization where the misuse, corruption, or loss of its business or customer information could result in financial, continuity, or legal implications.

Why would an organisation choose ISO 27001?

Most organisations have several information security controls. However, if an organisation does not have an ISMS the controls may not be aligned with the business needs of the organisation. Complying with the ISO 27001 standard has a few benefits:

  • Trust: It provides confidence and assurance to clients and trading partners that your organisation takes security serious. This can also be used to market your organisation.
  • Efficiency: Control selection is performed as a part of an ongoing risk treatment process.
  • Continual Improvement: ISO 27001 says you are to continually improve your organisations information security. It helps you to better determine the proper amount of security needed for your organisation. Not too few resources spent, not too many, but just the right amount.
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ISO 27001 - Certification Services

Certified compliance with ISO 27001 by an accredited and respected certification body is entirely optional but is increasingly being demanded from suppliers and business partners by organizations that are concerned about the security of their information, and about information risks throughout the supply chain/supply network. The certificate has marketing potential and brand value, demonstrating that the organization takes information security management seriously.

Once a certification body issues an ISO 27001 certificate to a company, it is valid for a period of three years, during which the certification body will perform surveillance audits to evaluate if the organisation is maintaining the ISMS properly, and if required improvements are being implemented in due time.

Exsolution Group focus on policy structuring, planning, implementation, operational standards, improvement and management reviews as well as other tasks related to international standards and benchmarks, not only offering valuable insights and support to those who aim to obtain ISO 27001 certification, but also to those businesses who strive to maintain their status and excellence standards.
We have got here to this stage only thorough perseverance and hard work, and therefore we will bring along these qualities to your doorstep once you hire us. Our expertise in dealing with ISO 27001 Certification in Dubai and the Emirates will guarantee you the certificate.

How do ISO 27001 audits work?

Certification can be obtained once an external audit has been conducted by a certification body. Auditors will review the organization’s practices, policies, and procedures to assess whether the ISMS meets the requirements of the Standard.
Certification usually lasts for three years, but organizations have to conduct routine internal audits as part of a continual improvement process. Once certified, a certification body will usually conduct an annual assessment to monitor compliance.
Exsolution Group have trained consultants on ISO 27001 implementations and audits. Our consultants are experts in assessing the pre-installed ISMS of an organisation and will be able to conceive, according to the resources that your company has, an effective ISMS that will give you the biggest chance for the successful completion of an ISO 27001 Audit. Their expertise is the result of working in the industry for years and the experience gained from it.