What is ISO 27001?


The ISO 27001 standard provides the framework for an effective Information Security Management System (ISMS). It sets out the policies and procedures needed to protect your organisation. It includes all the risk controls (legal, physical and technical) necessary for robust IT security management.


What are the benefits of ISO 27001 certification?

The ISO 27001 Information Security Management System focuses on securing all forms of data. It helps you protect client confidentiality and manage the availability of sensitive information. Certification demonstrates that your business has the IT security management systems and controls in place to combat cyber attacks and other threats to data integrity.

The ‘International Organization for Standardization’ (ISO) developed its 27001 standard to give organisations an effective way of “establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system.”

The ISO 27001 is now one of the most popular IT security management standards worldwide.

Many companies are increasingly asking suppliers and other contractors to show they have gained ISO 27001 certification, before inviting them to tender. Implementing the standard will save you money by preventing costly and embarrassing incidents that disrupt your business and damage your brand. Talk to one of our ISO experts today to find out how the ISO 27001 ISMS can protect you.


How can ISO 27001 compliance protect your business?

Any organisation, whatever its size, sector or shareholder structure, can implement ISO 27001. The standard’s authors were all experts in the field of IT security management. As such, it provides an internationally accepted framework for implementing effective information security management.

All businesses can apply the principles of ISO 27001 by:

  1. Defining a security policy
  2. Defining the scope of the ISMS
  3. Conducting a risk assessment
  4. Managing identified risks
  5. Selecting control objectives and controls to implement
  6. Preparing a statement of applicability


Full implementation and compliance with the standard is essential for any company seeking ISO 27001 certification. By gaining certification, you show that an independent body has confirmed your ISMS complies with the ISO 27001 standard. To find out how QMS can help you with ISO certification and implementation, contact us today.

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