Information is an extremely important resource any company can have. It can change the value of the organisation, making it thrive or fall. If managed properly, information can help you run your business steadily and surely. Information Safety Management is a crucial part in any company’s business plan as it gives the freedom to progress, to bring on initiatives and extend the client pool with full awareness that all information is safe and sound. If you want to be able to say those things about your own company, the best way to go about information safety management is to comply to an international standard such as ISO 27001. What is it and why is it so important in a modern, technologically developed reality?
ISO/IEC 27001 – what it actually is?
ISO/IEC 27001 is an information security standard that clearly specifies a management system intended to bring information security in any company or organisation under control and gives specific requirements on how to do so. Organisations that are able to comply to all the requirements may wish to get officially certified by an accredited certification body – such certification would be a great asset to the general business and may directly influence company to client relations.
ISO stands for the International Organisation for Standardisation and the IEC is the International Electrotechnical Commission. The most current changes to ISO/IEC 27001 standard were published by said organisations in September 2013 and as for now, they are the best way to get your information security in order. Most organisations do have their internal information security controls, but without a proper ISMS (information security management system), those controls can get disorganised and disjointed, as they were not implemented to the entire system, but just as a solution to a particular situation. ISO/IEC 27001 standard is here to help you with all the imperfections in your information security system.
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What does the ISO/IEC 27001 standard entail?
ISO/IEC 27001 standard requires that the management systematically examines the organisation’s information security risks, takes account of all possible threats and vulnerabilities and acts on them. The “acting on risks and vulnerabilities” should entail designing and implementing a comprehensive and coherent suite of information security controls and other means of risk treatment which would in return address the risks that are completely unacceptable. The management should also adopt a management process that would ensure that any information security controls are always meeting the organisation’s information security needs.
ISO 27001 in the face of RODO
ISO/IEC 27001 is a standard recognised by international entities involved in Information Security Management System. It provides a wide range of requirements that help eliminating risks connected to data leaks. It is a perfect way for a company to ensure safety of information they are handling, but it can also help keeping up with the new rules that will come into play on May 25th 2018 in the form of RODO, which is basically the newest update of General Data Protection Regulation that will be valid in all EU countries. For further information about ISO 27001 and RODO please visit https://ins2outs.com.