What is an ISO 27001 Audit?
ISO 27001 is the only internationally-accepted standard for governing an organization’s information security management system (ISMS), created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 161 national standards bodies. It brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant international standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.
The ISO 27001 standard regulates how organizations create and run an effective ISMS through policies and procedures and associated legal, physical, and technical controls supporting an organization’s information risk management processes. An ISMS preserves the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information by applying a risk management process and gives confidence to interested parties that risks are adequately managed. It’s vital that an ISMS is integrated with the organization’s processes and overall management structure, and that information security is considered in the design of processes, information systems, and controls.
How Can ISO 27001 Compliance Benefit Your Organization?
Do you want to give clients and prospects a reason to trust your services? Do you want to demonstrate your commitment to security to global business partners? ISO 27001 certification provides organizations with an evolving ISMS that can adapt to new challenges and validates your commitment to security. It’s the gold standard for information security management and can be used in any vertical. Implementation is customized for each organization to treat their particular risks.
ISO 27001 certification brings value to organizations through:
- Demonstrating to your business partners that you have a mature and risk-based information security program in place.
- Helping you prioritize your information security budget and resources based on risk, because ISO 27001 is customized for your environment and based on your specific risks.
- Effectively managing disparate standards like PCI, HIPAA, HITRUST CSF, and FISMA in a comprehensive and repeatable way.
- Recognizing that you use and implement international best practices.
Undergoing an ISO 27001 audit is also a way to be proactive in your information security and compliance efforts, which could be just what you need to stay ahead in your industry.