What is ISO/IEC 27001?
The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) 27000 standards provide industry best-practice requirements, specifications, and guidelines regarding securing information assets and managing their associated risk. These standards can be used by organizations to ensure that their products, processes and services are such that their information-based assets, e.g. financial information, intellectual property, employee details etc., are secure. ISO/IEC 27001 is the best-known standard within this family and provides requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an organization’s information security management system (ISMS)– i.e. its systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that its confidentiality, integrity and availability remains protected.
What does ISO/IEC 27001 compliance look like?
Proper ISO/IEC 27001 compliance means your organization’s people, processes and systems maintain the security of information-based assetsin all forms at all times. The ISO/IEC 27001 controls and management system clauses combine to define what information-based asset security is and how an organization should implement it. As such, ISO/IEC 27001 certification doesn’t just put your mind at ease knowing you are doing everything to keep your information secure, it also provides a clear message to customers that you take your security responsibilities seriously, helping your business stand out from the crowd. ISO/IEC 27001 is generic and applies to any organization regardless of type, size or the nature of its business, but also includes consideration of the context of the organization, enabling your organization’s needs and the appropriateness of information security objectives to be taken into account when determining what compliance looks like for you.
How can Pointe Solutions help you with your ISO/IEC 27001 compliance?
Our ISO/IEC 27001 experts are here to support you every step of the way in achieving and maintaining compliance. The process begins with a detailed risk/gap assessment against the standards, identifying where changes (if any) are needed, and where appropriate then moves to advising on how any required changes can be best implemented to mitigate risk and achieve compliance in a cost effective manner. Once this is complete, we can arrange for an audit to be carried out by one of our partners to achieve proper ISO/IEC 27001 certification, but we understand that our role does not stop there- and instead we continue to work with you to help maintain an effective information security management system over the long term, ensuring compliance and certification, once achieved, is maintained well into the future.