ISO 27001 Certification (Information Security)
Certification Standard: ISO 27001:2013; ISO 27001:2018 (Information Security Management)
ISO 27001 Certification allows companies and organizations to benefit from the ISO best practices related to management of security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted by third parties.
ISO/IEC 27001 standard requires a formal establishment of a management system that is intended to bring information security under explicit management control. Being a formal specification means that it mandates the fulfilment of certain specific requirements. Organizations that profess to have implemented ISO/IEC 27001 should be formally audited by an independent assessment body and certified compliant with the standard.
ISO 27001 Certification is aimed to provide the assurance to the customers with regards to information management by implementing, establishing, maintaining and managing the Information Security Management System (ISMS) based on ISO/IEC 27001 standard. ISO 27001:2013 is basically a specification of the ISMS model framework, which in turn is a set of processes and procedure to strengthen the risk management system of any applicant organisation. According to the joint IEC & ISO research publication, ISO 27001:2013 was developed to provide a sustainable model intended to establish, implement, operate, review, monitor and make further improvement to an Information Security Management System.
In practice, most organizations have already set up a number of data security controls as they have realised the importance of information security. However, in the absence of a standardised Information management system, such controls tend to be somewhat haphazard and unstructured as it is often implemented as one time solution to fix operational problems which are transient in nature. It is also a periodical routine for independent ISO 27001 Auditors to perform vendor audits for IT firms to ensure a continued effectiveness of information management system.