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ISO 27001:2005 – Information security

ISO 27001:2005 is a standard responsible for Information Security management System published in October 2005 by International Organization of Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission . It legally defines a management system that is meant for information security under comprehensive management control.Organizations that claim to have adopted ISO/IEC 27001 can therefore be formally audited and certified compliant with the standard.

 

ISO 27001:2005 Specifications:

  • Management system of a organization should systematically analyze the risk involved in an organization’s information security considering the threats,vulnerabilities and its effects.
  • Management System of a organization should plan and implement a reasonable and a complete risk management system as well as  suite of information security controls to tackle the unacceptable risks that may occur, and
  • A organization should acquire a overall management process to make sure that the information security controls continue to meet the organization’s information security needs continuously.

 

Technical security controls such as antivirus and firewalls are not normally audited in ISO/IEC 27001 certification auditsand its is is essentially presumed that  the organization have acquired all mandatory information security controls since the overall ISMS is in place and is deemed adequate by satisfying the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001.

The ISO 27000 family of standards helps organizations keep information assets secure.

Using this family of standards will help your organization manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to you by third parties.

ISO/IEC 27001 is the best-known standard in the family providing requirements for an information security management system (ISMS).

What is an ISMS?

An ISMS is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure. It includes people, processes and IT systems by applying a risk management process.

It can help small, medium and large businesses in any sector keep information assets secure.

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Certification to ISO/IEC 27001

Like other ISO management system standards, certification to ISO/IEC 27001 is possible but not obligatory. Some organizations choose to implement the standard in order to benefit from the best practice it contains while others decide they also want to get certified to reassure customers and clients that its recommendations have been followed. ISO does not perform certification.

Read more about certification to ISO’s management system standards.

Many organizations around the world are certified to ISO/IEC 27001. To find out more, visit the ISO Survey.