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May 23, 2019 3:25:12 AM / by Ashwini Shindolkar

ISO 27001 is the international standard which
is recognised globally for managing risks to the security of information you
hold. Certification to ISO 27001 allows you to prove to your clients and other
stakeholders that you are managing the security of your information. ISO
27001:2013 (the current version of ISO 27001) provides a set of standardised
requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). The standard
adopts a process based approach for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring,
maintaining, and improving your ISMS.

The ISO 27001 standard and ISMS provides a framework for information
security management best practice that helps organisations to:

  • Protect
    client and employee information
  • Manage
    risks to information security effectively
  • Achieve
    compliance with regulations such as the European Union General Data Protection
    Regulation (EU GDPR)
  • Protect
    the company’s brand image

Benefits
of ISO 27001:2013

Protecting your organisation’s information is critical for the
successful management and smooth operation of your organisation. Achieving ISO
27001 will aid your organisation in managing and protecting your valuable data
and information assets.

By achieving certification to ISO 27001 your organisation will be able
to reap numerous and consistent benefits including:

  • Keeps
    confidential information secure
  • Provides
    customers and stakeholders with confidence in how you manage risk
  • Allows
    for secure exchange of information
  • Helps
    you to comply with other regulations (e.g. SOX)
  • Provide
    you with a competitive advantage
  • Enhanced
    customer satisfaction that improves client retention
  • Consistency
    in the delivery of your service or product
  • Manages
    and minimises risk exposure
  • Builds
    a culture of security
  • Protects
    the company, assets, shareholders and directors

ISO
27001:2013 Accreditation

Certification Europe is accredited by both INAB and UKAS to audit and
certify organisations to ISO 27001:2013. This means that we have the authority,
expertise and know-how to go into organisations and assess them against the
requirements of ISO 27001.

The term ‘Accreditation’ can lead to confusion for organisations. To
clarify, only certification bodies can be accredited for a standard. As an
organisation, you are certified to a standard. As an accredited certification
body, we certify our clients when they have successfully met the requirements
of ISO 27001.

Accreditation is the process by which a certification body is recognised
to offer certification services. In order to become accredited, Certification
Europe is required to implement ISO 17021 which is a set of requirements for
certification bodies providing auditing and certification of management
systems. Certification Europe is audited annually by our accreditation bodies
to ensure its services meet the exact requirements of the relevant
accreditation standards.

What
industries implement ISO 27001:2013?

ISO 27001 Certification is suitable for any organisation, large or
small, 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 applicable to organisations which manage
high volumes of data, or information on behalf of other organisations such as
data centres and IT outsourcing companies.

Content source: https://www.certificationeurope.com/certification/iso-27001-information-security/

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Ashwini Shindolkar

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