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ISO 27001 is the leading international standard focused on information security. Using the ISO/IEC 27000 series enables organizations of any kind to manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted by third parties.
The basic goal of ISO 27001 is to protect three aspects of information:
Confidentiality: only the authorized persons have the right to access information.
Integrity: only the authorized persons can change the information.
Availability: the information must be accessible to authorized persons whenever it is needed.
This is done by finding out what potential problems could happen to the information (risk assessment), and then defining what needs to be done to prevent such problems from happening (risk mitigation or risk treatment).
The Benefits of ISO 27001 Certification:
Shows commitment to information security at all levels of the business
Builds trust and credibility in the market to help you win more business
Improved information security awareness amongst all relevant parties
Reduces likelihood of staff-related information security breaches
Reduces the likelihood of fines or prosecution
Reduces security incidents through implemented controls specific to your unique risks and assets
Gives cost savings by minimizing incidents
Helps you comply with relevant legislation and stay up-to-date
Helps you to meet additional security compliance requirements
If you choose to implement the standard in order to benefit from the best practices it contains, schedule a free 30-minute consultation with an IBEC expert to learn more about implementation process and getting certified.