ISO 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS)

Why should you consider getting the ISO 27001 certification?

The Australian Cyber Security Centre receives a report of a cyber-attack approximately every eight minutes, with the rate and severity of reports increasing every year.

Unsurprisingly, an increasing number of business leaders feel their cybersecurity risks are rising, and are struggling to protect sensitive information from hackers. This in turn disrupts business continuity and also causes Financial Losses

When you break it down, 95% of cybersecurity breaches are caused by human error of some sort. While you can never 100% guarantee that your organisation won’t fall victim to a cyberattack, by having a robust system in place for the management of information, these risks can be significantly reduced.

The protection of information is paramount to organisations. A breach of data can cause not only monetary losses but also legal and reputational damage. By achieving ISO 27001 cyber security, your business will be better placed to reduce the incidence and ramifications of any cybersecurity breach.

What is ISO 27001?

ISO 27001 IS AN INTERNATIONAL STANDARD OR FRAMEWORK FOR ORGANISATIONS TO USE TO MANAGE AND PROTECT THEIR INFORMATION.

THE INFORMATION MIGHT INCLUDE:

FINANCIAL INFORMATION
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
EMPLOYEE DETAILS
INFORMATION ENTRUSTED TO YOU BY THIRD PARTIES.

What does information management mean?

Information management refers to the process of maintaining and handling sensitive information that the organisation is responsible for. This may include financial data, employee details, or information relating to products and services.

What does ISO stand for?

ISO is an abbreviation for International Organization for Standardization, who are responsible for the development and maintenance of international standards.

Benefits of ISO 27001 Certification

ISO 27001 Certification will help your organisation in protecting your information assets and demonstrate to everyone you work with that you take the security of information seriously.

Some of the specific benefits include:

The knowledge required to securely exchange information

The creation of a culture of security within your organisation

Confidential information is secure and safe from external risks

Increased business partner retention and satisfaction due to your robust security standards

The ability to demonstrate to stakeholders, from employees to business partners, that your organisation has the capabilities to handle risk management

Company assets, data, and information are protected

Implementing these international standards in your organisation makes a statement about your dedication to keeping information secure. Establishing, implementing, monitoring, maintaining, and improving the security of your information will become obvious to your stakeholders when you obtain the ISO 27001 standard.

The ISO 27001 Process

STEP 1

APPLICATION AND CONTRACT

Once you have developed and effectively implemented the management systems based on ISO 27001. The first and foremost is to choose your certification body. There are many to choose from. You will want to develop a list of criteria that are important in your certification partner. The criteria must include; is the certification body is fully Australian owned, is friendly, responsive, flexible and provides value-added service. Please follow the link; https://www.sustainablecertification.com.au/get-a-quote/

STEP 2

OPTIONAL PRE-ASSESSMENT

When you are not sure if your system meets the ISO 27001 requirements of the standard, you can request for a review your existing management systems. One of our auditors will evaluate your system against the standard and will give you a report to assist you with fixing gaps before proceed to Stage1.

STEP 3

STAGE 1 AUDIT

A review of your management system(s) documentation against the standard is undertaken. This is the first step in the certification process.

STEP 4

CERTIFICATION AUDIT

The Certification Audit is conducted on site to verify that you have effectively implemented your own management system across your organisation.

STEP 5

YEARS 2 & 3: CERTIFICATION MAINTENANCE

We will conduct Surveillance Audit at least once every 12 months to check the ongoing implementation of management systems across your organisation.

STEP 6

RE CERTIFICATION

The cycle starts again with a stage 1 and stage 2 audits.

ISO 27001 Certification Framework

Which business processes does ISO 27001 Certification cover?

ISO 27001 certification separates the areas of information into 14 different control areas. These are the business processes that will be part of the audit process as you work towards certification:

Information Security Policies

Organisation of Information Security

Human Resource Security

Asset Management

Access Control

Cryptography

Physical and Environmental Security

Operations Security

Communications Security

System Acquisition, Development, and Management

Supplier Relationships

Information Security Incident Management

Information Security Aspects of Business Continuity Management

Compliance

Because of the scope and depth of this process, it is not just your technology team who should be involved in the process. All stakeholders should not only understand the process but should be involved in achieving compliance for the certification.

Start your ISO 27001 Certification Journey

Every organisation that works with technology and information is faced with risk. Organisations must take cybersecurity and information security standards seriously.

By obtaining the ISO 27001 certification you are telling your stakeholders and business partners you place the utmost importance on protecting the information in your organisation.

If you are ready to get your business ISO 27001 certified, we would like to help you through this process. Take the first step in the process by getting in touch with us. Let us help you achieve ISO 27001 and show the world your dedication to information security.

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